Political map of South American nations 30 July 1970 (Exporting the Revolution): The success of the Cuban Revolution inspired revolts and left-wing insurgencies across the Americas. However, most of these movements lacked widespread popular support and were suppressed within a decade. A major exception was in Colombia, where a government attempt to crush Communist enclaves left after the 1948-58 civil war (La Violencia) marked the beginning of more than fifty years of armed conflict (Colombian conflict).