A Guerilla war breaks out in 1956, this war is lead by Socialist Fidel Castro. There are no major battles that were fought due to Fidel Castro's smaller army size. Castro gains the support of the local people, and they supply him to fight this guerilla war. In 1958, Castro's army is winning and it seems like Batista will have to step down. However, on January 1st 1959, Batista flees Cuba, putting an end to the guerilla war.