Cuba. Romaine Vaz && Naomi Richardson. <: Independence from Spain :>. Cuba won their independence from Spain in 1898. thus to winning their independence, they were influenced by the United States government for 60 years until a man named Fulgencio Batista took power in 1952.
Romaine Vaz && Naomi Richardson
Cuba won their independence from Spain in 1898. thus to winning their independence, they were influenced by the United States government for 60 years until a man named Fulgencio Batista took power in 1952.
He was the first to take over Cuban government. He worked with mobsters and made friends with bad people. He also brutally abused people with his private police force.
Fidel Castro tried to overthrew Batista out of the government but was captured in the first attempt. Castro wanted to end corruption in the Cuban government & because e was well known throughout Cuba he was acknowledged by everything he done.
The Cuban missile crisis was when Cuba built missiles that was put out pointing 90 miles from Florida. When the soviet union had nuclear weapons in Cuba the U.S was afraid of what might happen; so this brought an disagreement which led to their involvement in the Cold War.
Castro and his men put the missiles in Cuba.
U.S tries to convert Cuba into a democracy which forced Castro to bound with the soviet union.
Castro Wanted a communist government where everyone is equal, and the government have control over private property.
They became communist because of the influence the Soviets had upon Castro.
Cuba was a nonaligned country.
Cuba was invaded in 1961.
Soviet union founded Castro.
The U.S supported Rebels.Causes && Effects**
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