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Castro Urges "Communist Spirit" in Cuba

Mar. 14, 1962 - Premier Fidel Castro urged young Cubans today to develop a more intense “Communist spirit” and declared that they would someday live under communism. The Premier promised that there would be a new society devoid of egotism and individualism. He called on Cuban youth to develop a more intense “Marxist spirit and a more Communist spirit” and said the young of his island nation will someday live “in another more advanced stage — not socialism, but communism.” Premier Castro set no date for Cuba to become a Communist state. But last December, when he publicly identified himself as a Marxist-Leninist, he said “there will be no communism in Cuba before 30 years.” He asserted today that Cubans had embraced Marxism-Leninism because the revolution has taught them to do so, not because anyone imposed it on them.

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