Widespread popular support and couldn"t be defeated so there was a negotiated solution. Conflicts saw massacres that make 3 or 4 thousand killed by dictator in. Revolutionary movements that ended up winning real support in many social classes, especially among the peasantry living in the countryside. Smarter, more patient, etc. than counterparts in most latin american countries in mid-1960s and 1970s. One of the things emerged out of cuban revolution was che guevera"s theory of how things happened. Small group of people could make a revolution and could succeed because conditions in country were such where a revolution was just waiting to happen because there was so much discontent. Idea that revolution was just around the corner in all of latin. America was very influential among many revolutionaries that tried to follow in wake of cuban revolution. Central americans gave up the idea of quick revolution following, what they thought was the model of cuba.