Cuban Revolution

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    Fulgencio Batista rules Cuba

  • Batista attempts to instate a constitution

  • Batista returns to the presidency

  • Fidel Castro and followers launch an attack on military barracks, Castro is captured

  • Castro and Che Guevara begin to gather strength in the mountains of Cuba

  • Guevara's and Castro's movement gains spport from students and other dissidents, forming the "26th of July Movement"

  • Relations with the United States are broken off

  • Confrontation between the US and USSR begins due to discovery of Soviet missles

  • Che Guevara loses his life