Fulgencio Batista And The Cuban Revolution

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After defeating Spain in 1898 war by the United States and Cuba, Spain left Cuba and U.S. forces occupied Cuba until 1902. In 1902 the United States decided to give Cuba the independence under certain condition that the United States had the right to interfere in Cuba. In the late 1800s the United States had control over the Cuban sugar industry and was purchasing 87 percent of Cuba’s exports. Also many American celebrities and tourists were visiting Havana’s resorts and casinos in the 1950s. Through Fulgencio Batista era, Cuba and the United States cooperated and the relations were stable among the countries.
However, in Jan 1959 Fidel Castro and his followers revolt against Fulgencio Batista, and established a revolutionary communist state.
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