Fulgencio Batista's Cuba-The Era Of Independence

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Cuba - The Era of Independence
Cuba began its independence with the leadership of Fulgencio Batista, after the dictatorship before failed. A coup was created that would attempt to redirect the country and its policy problems. Batista used his troops to force out high-ranking officers but had a short lived dictatorship that installed a new president, Ramón Grau San Martín (Corrales). He began his term by creating political stability by working with the United States President at the time Roosevelt. Holding interest on the Good Neighbor Policy that would improve relations and to repeal the Platt Amendment (Weeks 85). The Good Neighbor Policy would remove American troops from foreign nations so that it may improve relations between the nations
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The Cuban Revolution was the effect of Fidel Castro overthrowing Batista’s regime and exiling him known as The 26 July Movement (Schepers). It boosted his support through a nationalistic eloquence that would have Cuban citizens jump on board with his reforms. Since Castro was unpredictable he was seen as a radical reformist and leaning to the left (Weeks 119). The Revolution would severe ties of economic dependency that would fulfill their goal of being an independent country with no other factors controlling Cuban political developments (Weeks …show more content…
Since the end of the Cold War, Cuba has sought new sources of trade, aid, and foreign investment, and to promote opposition to United States policy. The relations between the two countries was viewed in terms of national security that largely guided their policies (Weeks 164). The Cuban Embargo became a huge factor in the hostile relations between the two countries. Cuba was increasing its trade relationship with the Soviet Union and increasing the tax rate on American imports. John F. Kennedy enforced a full embargo on Cuba banning all exports to Cuba and putting restrictions on travel (Renwick). Diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba ended thereafter (US State Dept.). The failure of the Bay of Pigs when Castro killed exiled troops created larger issues (Staff). The Cuban Missile Crisis was the heightened point in the United States, Cuban, and Russian history. In 1962, the US became aware of the Soviet Union (SU)transporting weapons of mass destruction and troops to Cuba as a defense strategy towards the US. Castro worried that the US would attempt to invade Cuba again agreed to the SU terms in allowing sites for nuclear weapons. This almost brought the world to nuclear warfare (Weeks 124). Once the confrontation had ended Cuba continued to have a hostile relationship with the

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