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Glass made in Cuba. The text on the top of the glass reads:”Progressive Action Party”. On the glass are three members of the party. The Progressive Action Party was a Cuban political party led by Fulgencio Batista. The party was founded on 1 April 1949. It presented its first manifesto on 1 August. In 1952, certain to lose the election, Batista made a coup d’etat by seizing the Presidency.
The party also ran in the elections of 1954 and 1958, winning due to the early withdrawal of opponents, as well as electoral fraud.
The party was based on a combination of strong conservatism and economic liberalism on a large scale, to attract American capital in Cuba. This led to a high level of corruption and poverty plaguing the country. Other signature of the party was anti-communism.
The party was dissolved following the Cuban Revolution of 1959, which ousted Batista causing it to flee abroad and led to the establishment of the revolutionary government of Fidel Castro, which officially became a communist regime in 1961.