During the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis took place. It was when two superpowers were close to causing a nuclear war. Its main origin was when the United States invaded Cuba, on April 10, 1961; which is also known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. After the invasion, previous Prime Minister; Fidel Castro of Cuba, was ‘paranoid’ because he felt like America was planning another attack. So in order to protect his nation, he sought military and economic help from the Soviet Union.
Containment in Cuba How did the containment policy work against communism in Cuba? With World War 2 just ending countries in Europe were experiencing poverty. Then another so called war between the Soviet Union and the U.S. came up fighting to make countries communist and noncommunist. The Soviets wanted countries to become Communist so they could have friends. While the U.S was trying to make countries democratic to have friends So the Cold War began.
The campaign focused on teaching the lower-class citizens how to read and write by constructing new schools and training teachers. At the conclusion of the campaign in 1961, the literacy rate improved massively to 96%, a figure that was not far off first world countries. Despite the success of his other reforms, Guevara had an adverse effect on the Cuban Economy. He strongly believed in the formation of a mostly state-owned economy, and he did just that in 1961. As part of his plan of rapid industrialisation, Guevara believed that a diversification of Cuba’s agricultural production and increased investment in industrialisation was necessary to end Cuba’s reliance on Sugar.
The Teller Amendment also proves that America went to war with Spain for the wrong reasons. The Teller Amendment stated that when the Unites States defeated Spain, it would grant Cuba freedom (Kennedy-Cohen 612). This Amendment indebted the Cubans to America and made them dependent on America. Americans wanted this amendment so that Cuba could become the United States’ land. During the time of the Spanish-American War, America was split between pro-imperialists and anti-imperialists.
He started removing all the American influence which Batista had allowed in Cuba by nationalizing the industry, economy, re-distributing the land and confiscating American business and agricultural belongings (Britannica). However; Castro could not do this without directly affecting the American interests in Cuba (history.com). Thus, turning to a big anti-American power like the Soviet Union was an option that Castro chose to guarantee himself and the nations security. Professor Jutta Weldes mentions in Constructing National Interests that "elements of the Castro movement were engaged in anti-American activities even during the revolution against Batista.". These actions of nationalizing Cuba were what created tensions between the U.S and Cuba, which lead to a various number of problems throughout time and the missile crisis as result of it at some
The Cuban rebellion was an Anti- imperialist uprising against the dictator Fulgencio Batista who took the control of the government of the country on 10 March 1952 by carrying out a military stroke. As a result he will keep on exercising power over Cuba by taking some political decisions such as creating a stretch bond with the U.S, and giving total access to the Cuban area and forbidding democratic issues over the island which will encouraged a group of students under the leadership of Fidel Castro Ruz to strike against Batista’s government. The aim of our investigation is to demonstrate up to what extent Argentina support Cuba’s rebellion. Our limitations of the scope will include the consequences of the rebellion and how Argentina as Latin
Introduction The Cuban revolution took place in 26th July 1953 and ended in 1st January 1959. It was caused by overthrowing the president at that time, Fulgencio Batista. It started when Fidel Castro led a group of rebels against the president of Cuba Fulgencio Batista. At first it started with a small group of supporters, then the group of rebels started to expand and raise awareness when Fidel went on a Propaganda tour, which then turned into a civil revolution. The group of rebels were unsatisfied with their dictator, and demanded freedom which slowly caused Cuba to be a communist country.
It was also because of the brutal ways that Spain was using to deal with the Cuban rebels. The U.S thus stepped in and helped Cuba gain it independence from the Spanish. The war involved a series of war and bloodshed both on the side of the U.S and Spain. The U.S thus won the war leading to the Spanish leaving Cuba. The war also set a stage for other policies in the U.S and reflected the development that had been experienced in the 19th Century.
Fidel plays a significant role in the Crisis in terms of alignment with a great power in conflict, resulting with an involvement in a conflict himself and the agreement of the placement of nuclear weapons on the Cuban soil, that triggered American anger even more than it had already been done after two failed invasion attempts. Section E – Conclusion To justify the significance of Fidel’s role in the Cuban Missile Crisis aspects such as Khrushchev’s real intentions and Kennedy’s actions must be taken into account. Knowing the lack of respect that Khrushchev had for Fidel and the amount of effort that the US put in attempting the invasion of Cuba, twice, the conclusion can be made as the Cuba was an area that was significant to the Cold War and for the two great powers to balance with each other. The amount of effort it took to solve the problem (an exchange of letters) shows that the problem wasn’t as great since it was easy to resolve. Word count: 1,529
Marshall Aid contributed to the deteriorating relations between the two super powers after 1945. The USSR questioned American motives to provide aid to European countries and declared it as expansionist. In Truman’s address to the joint session of Congress 1947 he stated that he “believe(d) that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting” he then follows on to say “The peoples of a number of countries of the world have recently had totalitarian regimes forced upon them… the coercion and intimidation, in violation of the Yalta agreement in Poland, Rumania and Bulgaria” . Mentioning the new soviet satellite states was directly attacking the Soviet Union and Stalin. In this speech Truman is trying to sell the Truman Doctrine to Congress emphasising the need to adopt a policy of containment, in order to address a significant issue at the time – the fear of communism.