• Batista retires

    Fulgencio Batista retires and Ramon Gray San Martin becomes President of Cuba
  • Overthrow

    The US signning a military aid pact with Cuba .Some days later the General Fulgencio Batista rebelliuons in Cuba overthrew the Socarras government.
  • Fidel Castro

    Batista wins and Fidel Castro = unsuccessful
  • Leaders together

    Che Guevara lead the revolution with Fidel Castro
  • Military Aid

    US withdrawing military aid to Fulgencio Batista
  • Nuclear missiles

    Cuba openly aligns itself with the Soviet Union and their Communist policies. A Cuban Communist State was set up with Russian backing. Fidel Castro allows the USSR to deploy nuclear missiles on the island
  • Spy plane

    Cuban missile crisis Amerca had a spy plane fly over Cuba and see what the Russians where doing the found out they had nuclear weaponds and pointing at america
  • Election

    Fidel Castro elected as president of Cuba
  • Collapse

    Soviet military advisers leave Cuba following the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • U.S signs agreement with Cuba

    The U.S signs agreement with cuba lets 20,000 cubans a year in return for Cuba halting the exodus of refugees.
  • Action in Afghanistan

    Prisoners taken during US-led action in Afghanistan are flown into Guantanamo Bay for interrogation as al-Qaeda suspects.
  • Tour of scientific centres

    Former US president Jimmy Carter makes a goodwill visit which includes a tour of scientific centres, in response to US allegations about biological weapons. Carter is the first former or serving US president to visit Cuba since the 1959 revolution
  • Country over to his brother

    Castro hands Country over to his brother Rual.
  • Surgery

    President Fidel Castro having surgery and Raul temporarily have control over government.
  • Fidel retires

    Raul Castro takes over as president, days after Fidel announces his retirement.
  • Buyings and Strengthening relations

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits. Two countries concude new trade and economic accords in sign of strengthening relations.
    Chinese President Hu Jintao visits to sign trade and investment accords, including agreements to continue buying Cuban nickel and sugar.
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    Reforms gather pace

    Communist Party Congress says it will look into possibility of allowing Cuban citizens to travel abroad as tourists .National Assembly approves economic reforms aimed at encouraging private enterprise and reducing state bureaucracy.