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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
Created by: caitie2003