History UsefulNotes / CheGuevara

12th Aug '17 12:22:01 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* Appears in the [[CrapsackWorld hellishly dystopian]] AlternateHistory tale ''Literature/ForAllTime'', where he leads a revolution in Argentina alongside Leopold Galtieri in 1960. He eventually takes power himself, establishing the Democratic Republic of Argentina, forging close ties with the People's Republic of China, and [[spoiler: launching an invasion of Chile on December 2, 1966, complete with [[NukeEm nuclear bombings]] in Santiago and Valparaíso. He pulls out of Buneos Aires just before the Americas nuke it out of existence and occupy Argentina, and continues encouraging a communist revolutions through radio and media.]]
30th Jun '17 9:12:01 PM SAMAS
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Lots of books, quite a few movies, and even an SNK ''VideoGame/MetalSlug''-ish videogame called ''"Guevara"'' ([[DolledUpInstallment dolled up]] in the USA as ''VideoGame/GuerrillaWar'') have been done about him.

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Lots of books, quite a few movies, and even an SNK ''VideoGame/MetalSlug''-ish ''VideoGame/IkariWarriors''-ish videogame called ''"Guevara"'' ([[DolledUpInstallment dolled up]] in the USA as ''VideoGame/GuerrillaWar'') have been done about him.
30th Jun '17 9:11:12 PM SAMAS
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* A playable character in the game ''VideoGame/GuerrillaWar''. The North American version downplays this a lot, but the original Japanese version is even named after him.
27th Jun '17 4:16:34 PM nombretomado
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Defending a socialist cause and being executed at a young age, Che Guevara evolved into a symbol that represents both ''"civil disobedience"'' and ''"political awareness"'' (TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara several]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Che_Guevara articles]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara_in_popular_culture about him]]). A photograph of Che by Alberto Korda became one of the most famous photographs during TheSixties, which thanks to the intense gaze of its subject along with his youth and good looks made him an IconOfRebellion well into the 21st Century, reprints of said image created a profitable market or T-shirts with his face on it. More often than not, he is also used as the "Romantic Expression" of guerrilla warfare: a tough but well-intentioned guy, willing to fight injustice (and American imperialism) over everything. [[TheThemeParkVersion Often treated as a hero figure in many books, film, and TV shows alike]] while also glossing over the fact that Guevara openly admitted to revolutionary violence, famously admitting in his speech at the UN that his administration [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized executed political prisoners]], or that he [[AxCrazy openly advocated nuclear holocaust against the United States]] during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This sanitized portrayal of Che Guevara is however necessary for his commodification in the West into a mass-market consumerist image providing money that mostly goes to western capitalist nations, so it's unlikely to change as long as Che continues to be in demand.

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Defending a socialist cause and being executed at a young age, Che Guevara evolved into a symbol that represents both ''"civil disobedience"'' and ''"political awareness"'' (TheOtherWiki (Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara several]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Che_Guevara articles]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara_in_popular_culture about him]]). A photograph of Che by Alberto Korda became one of the most famous photographs during TheSixties, which thanks to the intense gaze of its subject along with his youth and good looks made him an IconOfRebellion well into the 21st Century, reprints of said image created a profitable market or T-shirts with his face on it. More often than not, he is also used as the "Romantic Expression" of guerrilla warfare: a tough but well-intentioned guy, willing to fight injustice (and American imperialism) over everything. [[TheThemeParkVersion Often treated as a hero figure in many books, film, and TV shows alike]] while also glossing over the fact that Guevara openly admitted to revolutionary violence, famously admitting in his speech at the UN that his administration [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized executed political prisoners]], or that he [[AxCrazy openly advocated nuclear holocaust against the United States]] during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This sanitized portrayal of Che Guevara is however necessary for his commodification in the West into a mass-market consumerist image providing money that mostly goes to western capitalist nations, so it's unlikely to change as long as Che continues to be in demand.
31st Mar '17 6:19:53 PM Kadorhal
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--> ''Mr. gringo, my father, he ain't no UsefulNotes/CheGuevara''

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--> ''Mr. gringo, my father, he ain't no UsefulNotes/CheGuevara''Che Guevara''
8th Mar '17 3:55:01 PM Arashi110
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* Creator/AntonioBanderas' character in Film/{{Evita}} is meant to be a young Che.
26th Feb '17 7:00:06 PM Fireblood
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Ernesto Guevara (1928-1967), better known by his nickname ''"Che"'', [[note]] An informal Argentinian interjection equivalent to "hey". Used to call other's people attention. His Cuban friends heard him use it a lot and the name stuck. So "Che Guevara" is basicly "Hey, Guevara". [[/note]] was an [[{{UsefulNotes/Argentina}} Argentinian]] [[Creator/KarlMarx Marxist]] revolutionary who attained fame for his active role as a guerrilla leader and strategist in the Cuban Revolution (in which he helped UsefulNotes/FidelCastro to seize power from the United States-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista) and then later, his death in Bolivia, where he was arrested and executed by the Bolivian military with the aid of the CIA. He also ran Castro's most infamous prison, La Cabana, and oversaw Revolutionary Tribunals and summary executions. After that he worked as a government bureaucrat and took a lead in introducing literary measures. Eventually he became restless and decided to engage in revolutionary causes again. He later took part in the Congo revolution, but it wasn't successful. Then he conducted a complicated scheme in Bolivia that eventually led to his capture and execution.

Defending a socialist cause and being executed at a young age, Che Guevara evolved into a symbol that represents both, ''"civil disobedience"'' and ''"political awareness"'' (TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara several]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Che_Guevara articles]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara_in_popular_culture about him]]). A photograph of Che by Alberto Korda became one of the most famous photographs during TheSixties, which thanks to the intense gaze of its subject along with his youth and good looks made him an IconOfRebellion well into the 21st Century, reprints of said image created a profitable market or T-shirts with his face on it. More often than not, he is also used as the "Romantic Expression" of Guerilla Warfare: a tough but well-intentioned guy, willing to fight injustice (and American imperialism) over everything. [[TheThemeParkVersion Often treated as a hero figure in many books, film, and TV shows alike]] while also glossing over the fact that Guevara openly admitted to revolutionary violence, famously admitting in his speech at the UN that his administration [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized executed political prisoners]], or that he [[AxCrazy openly advocated nuclear holocaust against the United States]] during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This sanitized portrayal of Che Guevara is however necessary for his commodification in the West into a mass-market consumerist image providing money that mostly goes to western capitalist nations, so it's unlikely to change as long as Che continues to be in demand.

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Ernesto Guevara (1928-1967), better known by his nickname ''"Che"'', [[note]] An informal Argentinian interjection equivalent to "hey". Used "hey", used to call other's people attention. His Cuban friends heard him use it a lot and the name stuck. So "Che Guevara" is basicly basically "Hey, Guevara". [[/note]] was an [[{{UsefulNotes/Argentina}} Argentinian]] [[Creator/KarlMarx Marxist]] revolutionary who attained fame for his active role as a guerrilla leader and strategist in the Cuban Revolution (in which he helped UsefulNotes/FidelCastro to seize power from the United States-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista) and then later, his death in Bolivia, where he was arrested and executed by the Bolivian military with the aid of the CIA. He also ran Castro's most infamous prison, La Cabana, and oversaw Revolutionary Tribunals and summary executions. After that he worked as a government bureaucrat and took a lead in introducing literary literacy measures. Eventually he became restless and decided to engage in revolutionary causes again. He later took part in the Congo revolution, but it wasn't successful. Then he conducted a complicated scheme in Bolivia that eventually led to his capture and execution.

Defending a socialist cause and being executed at a young age, Che Guevara evolved into a symbol that represents both, both ''"civil disobedience"'' and ''"political awareness"'' (TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara several]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Che_Guevara articles]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara_in_popular_culture about him]]). A photograph of Che by Alberto Korda became one of the most famous photographs during TheSixties, which thanks to the intense gaze of its subject along with his youth and good looks made him an IconOfRebellion well into the 21st Century, reprints of said image created a profitable market or T-shirts with his face on it. More often than not, he is also used as the "Romantic Expression" of Guerilla Warfare: guerrilla warfare: a tough but well-intentioned guy, willing to fight injustice (and American imperialism) over everything. [[TheThemeParkVersion Often treated as a hero figure in many books, film, and TV shows alike]] while also glossing over the fact that Guevara openly admitted to revolutionary violence, famously admitting in his speech at the UN that his administration [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized executed political prisoners]], or that he [[AxCrazy openly advocated nuclear holocaust against the United States]] during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This sanitized portrayal of Che Guevara is however necessary for his commodification in the West into a mass-market consumerist image providing money that mostly goes to western capitalist nations, so it's unlikely to change as long as Che continues to be in demand.



** Music/{{Madonna}} mimicks the world famous photograph of Che Guevara on the album cover of ''Music/AmericanLife''.
* YoungFutureFamousPeople: The book ''The Motorcycle Diaries'', Guevara's memoir about his early life, made in a [[Film/TheMotorcycleDiaries movie]].

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** Music/{{Madonna}} mimicks mimics the world famous photograph of Che Guevara on the album cover of ''Music/AmericanLife''.
* YoungFutureFamousPeople: The book ''The Motorcycle Diaries'', Guevara's memoir about his early life, made in into a [[Film/TheMotorcycleDiaries movie]].



* Andy Garcia's ''The Lost City'', a loose adaptation of Gulliermo Cabrera Infante's ''Three Trapped Tigers'' has one of the few negative depictions of Che.
* Gael Garcia Bernal played Che in Film/TheMotorcycleDiaries. Notably, the first film on Che in the Spanish Language to be internationally successful.
* Creator/BenicioDelToro played him in Creator/StevenSoderbergh's two-part {{Biopic}}, ''Che''. Also shot in the Spanish language but more of an AcclaimedFlop.
* UndergroundComics artist Spain Rodriquez published in 2007, a Graphic Novel called ''Che: A Graphic Biography''. Rodriquez always identified himself as a Marxist so his depiction of Che is positive.

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* Andy Garcia's ''The Lost City'', a loose adaptation of Gulliermo Cabrera Infante's ''Three Trapped Tigers'' Tigers'', has one of the few negative depictions of Che.
* Gael Garcia Bernal played Che in Film/TheMotorcycleDiaries. Notably, the first film on Che in the Spanish Language language to be internationally successful.
* Creator/BenicioDelToro played him in Creator/StevenSoderbergh's two-part {{Biopic}}, ''Che''. Also shot in the Spanish language language, but more of an AcclaimedFlop.
* UndergroundComics artist Spain Rodriquez published a graphic novel in 2007, a Graphic Novel 2007 called ''Che: A Graphic Biography''. Rodriquez always identified himself as a Marxist Marxist, so his depiction of Che is positive.
28th Nov '16 11:36:46 AM Smeagol17
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* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Had an iconic real-life example which is constantly invoked in many fictional portrayals ( such as ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''):

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* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Had an iconic real-life example which is constantly invoked in many fictional portrayals ( such (such as ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''):
28th Nov '16 11:36:25 AM Smeagol17
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* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Had an iconic real-life example which is constantly invoked in many fictional films ( such as ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''):

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* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Had an iconic real-life example which is constantly invoked in many fictional films portrayals ( such as ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''):
2nd Sep '16 8:38:07 AM JulianLapostat
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Ernesto Guevara (1928-1967), better known by his nickname ''"Che"'', [[note]] An informal Argentinian interjection equivalent to "hey". Used to call other's people attention. His Cuban friends heard him use it a lot and the name stuck. So "Che Guevara" is basicly "Hey, Guevara". [[/note]] was an [[{{UsefulNotes/Argentina}} Argentinian]] [[Creator/KarlMarx Marxist]] revolutionary who attained fame for his active role as a guerrilla leader and strategist in the Cuban Revolution (in which he helped UsefulNotes/FidelCastro to seize power from the United States-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista) and then later, his death in Bolivia, where he was arrested and executed by the Bolivian military with the aid of the CIA. He also ran Castro's most infamous prison and later took part in the Congo revolution, but it wasn't successful.. A photograph of Che by Alberto Korda became one of the most famous photographs during TheSixties, which thanks to the intense gaze of its subject along with his youth and good looks made him an IconOfRebellion well into the 21st Century, reprints of said image created a profitable market for T-shirts with his face on it.

Defending a socialist cause and being executed at a young age, Che Guevara has evolved into a symbol that represents both, ''"civil disobedience"'' and ''"political awareness"'' (TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara several]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Che_Guevara articles]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara_in_popular_culture about him]]). More often than not, he is also used as the "Romantic Expression" of Guerilla Warfare: a tough but well-intentioned guy, willing to fight injustice (and American imperialism) over everything. [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade Often treated as a hero figure in many books, film, and TV shows alike]]. The parts where he [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured and executed political prisoners]] ([[WouldHurtAChild some of them teenage boys]]), [[AxCrazy openly advocated nuclear holocaust against the United States]], and [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain was obscenely racist against Africans]] are either glossed over or ignored completely.

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Ernesto Guevara (1928-1967), better known by his nickname ''"Che"'', [[note]] An informal Argentinian interjection equivalent to "hey". Used to call other's people attention. His Cuban friends heard him use it a lot and the name stuck. So "Che Guevara" is basicly "Hey, Guevara". [[/note]] was an [[{{UsefulNotes/Argentina}} Argentinian]] [[Creator/KarlMarx Marxist]] revolutionary who attained fame for his active role as a guerrilla leader and strategist in the Cuban Revolution (in which he helped UsefulNotes/FidelCastro to seize power from the United States-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista) and then later, his death in Bolivia, where he was arrested and executed by the Bolivian military with the aid of the CIA. He also ran Castro's most infamous prison prison, La Cabana, and oversaw Revolutionary Tribunals and summary executions. After that he worked as a government bureaucrat and took a lead in introducing literary measures. Eventually he became restless and decided to engage in revolutionary causes again. He later took part in the Congo revolution, but it wasn't successful.. A photograph of Che by Alberto Korda became one of the most famous photographs during TheSixties, which thanks successful. Then he conducted a complicated scheme in Bolivia that eventually led to the intense gaze of its subject along with his youth capture and good looks made him an IconOfRebellion well into the 21st Century, reprints of said image created a profitable market for T-shirts with his face on it.

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Defending a socialist cause and being executed at a young age, Che Guevara has evolved into a symbol that represents both, ''"civil disobedience"'' and ''"political awareness"'' (TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara several]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Che_Guevara articles]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara_in_popular_culture about him]]). A photograph of Che by Alberto Korda became one of the most famous photographs during TheSixties, which thanks to the intense gaze of its subject along with his youth and good looks made him an IconOfRebellion well into the 21st Century, reprints of said image created a profitable market or T-shirts with his face on it. More often than not, he is also used as the "Romantic Expression" of Guerilla Warfare: a tough but well-intentioned guy, willing to fight injustice (and American imperialism) over everything. [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade [[TheThemeParkVersion Often treated as a hero figure in many books, film, and TV shows alike]]. The parts where he [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured and alike]] while also glossing over the fact that Guevara openly admitted to revolutionary violence, famously admitting in his speech at the UN that his administration [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized executed political prisoners]] ([[WouldHurtAChild some of them teenage boys]]), prisoners]], or that he [[AxCrazy openly advocated nuclear holocaust against the United States]], and [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain was obscenely racist against Africans]] are either glossed over or ignored completely.States]] during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This sanitized portrayal of Che Guevara is however necessary for his commodification in the West into a mass-market consumerist image providing money that mostly goes to western capitalist nations, so it's unlikely to change as long as Che continues to be in demand.



** He is also known to have [[DirtyCoward begged for his life]] when the Bolivian Army found him, insisting that he was worth more alive than dead. The "Shoot, coward!" line came after the Bolivian commander had staged several mock executions and decided to do for real this time. Whether Guevara knew they were really going to do it or just thought he could go along with the act is open to interpretation.
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