This book draws together extended case studies illustrating regime change and shows how each crisis resembles the others in its phases of development. It allows students to know the history, culture, and personalities involved from Batista and Eisenhower to Marcos and the Reagan administration.
1. Introduction 2. Cuba, 1958–1959 the Fall of Fulgencio Batista 3. Nicaragua, 1978–1979 the Fall of Anastasio Somoza Debayle 4. Iran, 1978–1979 the Fall of the Shah 5. The Philippines, 1985–1986 the Fall of Ferdinand E. Marcos