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Cuban Missile Crisis Who are they? Fidel Castro: He was a young revolutionary in Cuba. By 1959, his forces had defeated the Cuban army. He promised democratic reform, but he was soon ruling as a dictator. Nikita Khrushchev: He was a Soviet Premier that aligned with Castro and promised to defend Cuba in the event of foreign aggression. John F. Kennedy: He was the United States President at the time, and he did not provide American military support for the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He did, however, inform America when he discovered the nuclear Soviet missiles in Cuba, and he ensured that Cuban ships were checked as they headed towards Cuba. Why is it important? Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro came into power. He became a dictator and joined forces with the communist Soviet Union. It was important because it severed ties between Cuba and the United States. Bay of Pigs: In April 1961, Cuban exiles worked with the CIA and planned to invade Cuba and overthrow Castro. Unfortunately, Castro’s army overpowered the Cuban exiles. This was an

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