Cold War in the Carribean

By yc19883
  • Castro's first take over

    Castro's first take over
    Fidel Castro forces enter in Havana. President Batista and his family, flee the country. Many Cubans celebrated with joy the end of the dictator's regime.
  • United States Recognizes New Cuban Government

    United States Recognizes New Cuban Government
    Fidel Castro visits the U.S and is greeted everywhere. There are lots of suspicions that he might be a Communist but he publicly denies the Communist leanings, including his brother Raul.
  • The Bay of Pigs

    The Bay of Pigs
    Unsuccesful attempt by United States to overthrow the government of the Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro. About 1,300 soldies, armed with U.S weapons landed at the Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs). Intentions were to cross to the Havana, unfortunately the U.S invasion was stopped by Castro's army.
  • Operation Mongoose

    Operation Mongoose
    Operation and plans initiated by U.S. president John F. Kennedy. President authorized aggresive operations against communist government Fidel Castro.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. Krushchev backs down and removes missiles when confronted.
  • Following the Missile Crisis

    Following the Missile Crisis
    Kennedy sends a letter to Krushchev laying the responsibility for the crisis in the Soviet Union. EX-COMM discusses a proposal to withdraw missiles from Turkey in exchange for the withdrawal of missiles in Cuba.
  • Start of Dominican Civil War

    Start of Dominican Civil War
    The Dominican goes to civil war after their government passes many controversial changes. At the time the changes were considered very liberal.
  • Angola

    The Angolan economy survived on the oil sold to Western private enterprises. Nearly 90% of Angola’s total export earnings was oil income. Pressured Angola to reduce its military reliance on Cuba and the Soviet Union.
  • Invasion of Grenada

    Invasion of Grenada
    The invasion began as a result of a bloody military coupe which over threw the previous government. The U.S. got involved due to a bombing of U.S. marine barracks.
  • Haitian Crisis

    Haitian Crisis
    "Viewed as a catalyst for change in the focus of 21st century U.S. foreign policy." This new involvement with Haiti revealed unique cultural, and ethnic characteristics to U.S. governmental officials and to an informed public.