Lots of poor people Social and economical problems
What was the Cuban Revolution
Batista was elected for president but made himself dictator. People didn't like him ruling because there was lots of poverty.
In 1959 Castro took over the government. Castro made himself dictator. 700 people were executed and lots more were thrown in jail. The US helped Castro make Cuba a dictatorship by sending supplies to Castro.
Cuban Missile Crisis
It was hot
Castro promised to end American power over Cuban businesses. Share the wealth. Make people literate. Give everyone healthcare and higher life expectancy.
Castro didn't make his promises. He made a communist government right away. n. All businesses are now owned by the government. Cubans couldn't protest against the government. Media was shutdown.
In 1962 U.S planes spotted a missile base in Cuba. This was tense and could have lead to WW3.
JFK agreed not to invade Cuba and removed missiles from Turkey. In return Krushev agreed to remove missiles from Cuba.