Cuba (1956 - 1998)

Timeline created by ChunwingNg
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    Cuban Revolution

    Fidel Castro starts the Cuban Revolution in an attempt to overthrow Batista.
  • Embargo on Cuba

    Embargo on Cuba
    President Eisenhower of the US issues an embargo on all trade with Cuba. This was due to Cuba negotiating with the Soviet Union. Fidel Castro responds by taking over all US businesses and property in Cuba.
  • Fidel Castro becomes Prime Minister

    Fidel Castro becomes Prime Minister
    Fidel Castro officially becomes the Prime Minister of Cuba. He then suspends all future elections and ignores Cuba's 1940 constitution. Castro later is elected president in 1976.
  • Pope John Paul II visits Cuba

    Pope John Paul II visits Cuba
    The pope goes to Cuba.