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One of the most important historical events that occurred in Cuba was the Cuban Revolution from 1959 to 1963. The revolution affected the history of Cuba and shaped the country to become what it is today. During the 1920s and 1930s, the Cuban government was suffering from fascist and dictatorship regime. The economy was also suffering and life was difficult, especially for poor and middle-class people. After Franklin Roosevelt becoming a president in 1932, the United Stated got involved in the Cuban situation. The US stroke Cuba in 1933 to remove the dictator president who escaped the country. Fulgencio Batista was assigned as president with the consent of the White House. Batista dictatorship will remain in action for over 25 years until the …show more content…
In 1959, Fidel headed to the UN headquarters in NY to represent the country 's desire for not wanting any more foreign interference in Cuba. After returning to Cuba, Castro issued the Agrarian Reform Law, which included laws like preventing any foreigners from owning any agricultural lands within Cuba. Also, Giant estates were confiscated from owners. The lands were to be divided into smaller lands and given to private landowners to work in. Furthermore, INRA was created to ensure working with the law. Fidel announced that there was a conspiracy going against the revolution. The commander of the air forces resigned from his position, and Major Matas followed him and resigned from the Armed Forces. Major Matos wrote a letter assaulting the growth of communist in the country. Castro issued orders to arrest Matos, and Matos was convicted as a traitor plotting against the revolution. The year 1960 was important, "Four basic trends took hold: 1. The nationalization of the economy, 2. a sharp swing in the Soviet bloc, 3. the establishment of an authoritarian regime, and 4. the launching of an egalitarian socioeconomic policy" ( Green, Skidmore, and Smith, 125). By the late 1960 CDRs was created to organize locals for civil defense, and in fear from the inside enemies. Fidel wanted to stay cautious of what was going on inside the country. …show more content…
Especially after signing agreements with the Soviet Union, and their developing relationship. The US government decided that Castro 's discussions and the new Cuban government were a threat to the US. Therefore, on March 1960, the US president Eisenhower issued orders for the CIA to start training Cubans in preparation for an attack on Cuba. John F. Kennedy became the US president in 1961 and carried in the operation that Eisenhower started. The armed forces headed to Cuba in April 1961, around 1200 armed exile arrived at the Bay of Pigs. Kennedy 's plan soon fell apart, and the hope to ' 'paralyze the Cuban defenders, never materialized"( Green, Skidmore, and Smith, 128). Fidel 's forces moved quickly and the US armed forces did not have a chance to fallback. The victory at the Bay of Pigs was important because the US intentions were now clear. Castro was able to prove the United States goal in Cuba was to restore the previous dictatorship

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