M.A.D. October 1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was the most tense time period of the Cold War as Cuba was being used by the Soviet 
Union and Fedel Castro was increasing his power in the island nation.

The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was the most tense time period of the Cold War as Cuba was being used by the Soviet Union and Fedel Castro was increasing his power in the island nation.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

-America supported a corrupt regime under Batista (until Cuban revolution in 1959)
-before 1959 Cuba had many mobs and gangsters (like Al Capone)
-Havana was like Vegas at the time
-Fidel Castro took over and formed a revolution
-brought in communism (everything belonged to the government)
-first communist country in the Western Hemisphere
-aligned with the Soviets
-The Bay of Pigs was a failed invasion of Cuba by Americans in 1961

  • failed because Kennedy pulled the air support at the last minute

-1962 Soviets put nuclear weapons in Cuba

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