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The Cuban Revolution
|What happened in 1959?
|Castro overthrew the government and became dictator
|What were some of Castro's false promises?
|To make Cuba a democracy, end American dominance over Cuban businesses, re-distribute the wealth evenly to ALL Cubans, and to make every Cuban literate. he was WORSE THAN BATISTA!
|What did Castro really change?
|All property that belonged to Americans now belongs to the Cuban government, farms, factories, businesses.
|Who was Batista?
|He was elected as president and made himself dictator. people were unhappy, poor, and they had poor healthcare. there were very few wealthy
|What was the Cuban Missile Crisis?
|US planes spotted secret soviet missile bases in Cuba. This could have led to WW3.
|What two main things happened in 1962?
|Cuban missile Crisis and we set an embargo on Cuba. Their economy became very poor.
|What happened in 1898?
|Cuba gained independence from Spain