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Cuba in the Cold War

  • Castro's First Attempt

    Fidel Castro's first attempt at revotution fails ans he is put in jail.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The war between North Korea, South Korea, and their respective allies ended in a ceasefire.
  • Castro Released

    Castro Released
    Castro is released from jail and sent to Mexico.
  • Castro Returns and fails agian

    Castro and his rebels returned to Cuba in an invasion that they hoped would lead to a swift victory. The invasion failed, but the survivors hid in the mountains of Cuba and launched both a publicity campaign and guerrilla warfare operations.
  • US stops selling arms to Balista

    The United States stopped selling arms to Batista.
  • Batista fled and Castro took over

    Batista fled and Castro took over
    Batista fled Cuba, and Castro’s group took control of the nation.
  • JFK elected

    JFK elected
    Democrat, John F. Kennedy is inaugurated.
  • Peace Corps

    Peace Corps
    John F. Kennedy sent thousands of Americans to developing countries to support projects in field such as education and public health.
  • US and Cuba end relationship

    All political and economic relations between the United States and Cuba had ends.
  • Bay of Pigs invation

    Bay of Pigs invation
    On this day the CIA-backed force of 1,400 Cuban refugees landed at the swampy Bay of Pigs on Cuba’s southern coast. A Cuban force of 20,000 easily overwhelmed the invaders, capturing about 1,100 men and imprisoning them. Eventually, the U.S. government secured the release of these prisoners by paying a ransom of $53 million in medicine and food.
  • The Alliance for Progress

    The Alliance for Progress
    The Alliance for Progress, made up of the United States and 22 Latin American countries, was established to promote and maintain democratic governments and economic development in the 22 participating nations.
  • East Germany builds a wall

    East Germany builds a wall
    To prevent people from East Germany and other Soviet-controlled countries from escaping to the West, the East German government surrounded West Berlin with a barbed-wire barrier during the night of August 12–13, 1961. They also ordered the construction of a high, solid wall of thick concrete. On the East German side of the wall was an open area patrolled by armed guards, known as “no man’s land.”
  • CIA knows of Cuban missiles

    CIA knows of Cuban missiles
    On Oct 15, 1962 the C.I.A. knew with certainty that Cuba had the missiles and the launching capacity to attack the United States. However, it was unknown if or when an attack might occur. Kennedy and his advisers considered several possible responses such as diplomacy, covert sabotage, a blockade, limited air strikes, or a full-scale invasion.
  • Missile Crisis

    Missile Crisis
    President Kennedy issued a formal demand to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev that the missiles be removed from Cuba. Kennedy gave a televised speech announcing that the United States had indisputable evidence of offensive missiles in Cuba. Kennedy also announced that he was imposing a blockade “on all offensive military equipment.”
  • One-fifth of Americans think there will be a WW lll

    On October 23, 1961, a poll showed that one-fifth of Americans believed World War III was coming soon.
  • Settlement reached between US and Soviet Union

    Settlement reached between US and Soviet Union
    Finally, on October 28, a settlement was reached. Khrushchev agreed to stop sending missiles to Cuba and to return the missiles already in Cuba to the Soviet Union. In addition, he agreed to dismantle the launching sites. In return, Kennedy promised that the United States would not invade Cuba and also secretly agreed to remove U.S. nuclear-armed missiles from Turkey. These missiles could have been used to attack the Soviet Union.
  • Kennedy vistis West Berlin

    In the summer of 1963, Kennedy visited West Berlin to show his commitment to preserving freedom there. He also wanted to use the Berlin Wall as a symbol for the failure of communism to meet the needs of the people.
  • Revolution in the Dominican Republic

    In 1965, a revolution threatened to overthrow the government of the Dominican Republic. The U.S. government feared that this revolution would result in a communist takeover, as it had in nearby Cuba. An international peace force composed of troops from the United States and other Central and South American countries intervened in the Dominican Republic and suppressed the revolt.