Student should be able to:
3. evaluate the strategies employed by the people of the British-colonised Caribbean to establish independence movements and regional integration organisations;
4. evaluate the impact of the Cuban Revolution on Cuba and Cuba’s international relations between 1959 and 1983;
5. explain why the French-colonised Caribbean territories have not yet achieved independence.
Theme 2: Nationalism and Nation Building
(a) Haiti 1804 – 1825
(i) Social and economic reconstruction.
(ii) International relations.
(b) Cuban Revolution: regional and international impact 1959 - 1983
(i) Fidel Castro’s rise to power.
(ii) Cuba’s Socialist transformation up to 1970.
(iii) Regional and international impact up to United States invasion of Grenada in 1983.
(c) Independence, assimilation and integration movements in the British and French- colonised Caribbean
(i) Nationalism since the 1930s.
(ii) Integration movements: Federation, CARIFTA, CARICOM.
(iii) French Departments.