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Unformatted text preview: The Cuban Revolution from the Cold War to the Special Period I. The Cold War Meets the Cuban Revolution A. U.S. hostility toward the new regime i. Castro visits Washington to meet with Eisenhower Eisenhower goes on golfing trip and Nixon meets with him Nixon convinced right away that Castro was a communist B. Revolutionary governments trade agreement with the Soviet Union February 1960 i. Soviet oil for Cuban sugar ii. U.S. oil companies in Cuba didnt want to refine Soviet oil pushed by the U.S. government not to refine the oil C. Retaliatory war between Cuba and U.S. D. In July 1960 U.S. stops buying sugar i. Cuba says they will nationalize more companies even the U.S. companies E. U.S. severed diplomatic relations in January 1961 i. Trade embargo against Cuba F. The Guatemala Model the Bay of Pigs Invasion April 1961 i. CIA trains and funds Cuban exiles and lands them on Cuban shore in the idea that the Cuban citizens would support G. Declaration of the sot character of the Revolution shortly thereafter G....
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