October 30 - The Cuban Missile Crisis

October 30 - The Cuban Missile Crisis - History of the Cold...

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History of the Cold War October 30, 2007 The Cuban Missile Crisis Through 1940s and 50s Cuba was a popular vacation spot for Americans Batista was a brutal dictator o His people were turning against him o January 8, 1959 – Fidel Castro enters Havana with his guerilla army Thousands fled to the United States (fearing an even more brutal dictator) o More most, the revolution represented more jobs, better healthcare Nationalization o Castro nationalized thousands of acres of land held by Americans and gave it to the people o Castro nationalized billions of dollars of American investments Soviet Union was willing to help Cuba US responses o US placed a full trade embargo on Cuba and used incendiary bombs against sugar cane fields o CIA agents had begun training Cuban exiles to liberate their own country before Kennedy became president Bay of Pigs invasion o 1,500 exiles landed at the Bay of Pigs o American planes were supposed to provide air support for the ground troops but
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course HISTORY 354 taught by Professor Foglesong during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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