The United States And Cuba Essay

1859 Words May 27th, 2016 8 Pages
The United States of America and Cuba have not had relations with each other for over 50 years. Relations have been non existent, with an embargo placed on trade with Cuba, all since Fidel Castro took over Havana. Events such as the Bay of Pigs invasion led to strong tensions and distrust between the two countries. Hatred rose towards each other, and further advanced the separation of them. The embargo placed on Cuba was all in the hope of preventing a totalitarian government, and trying to make sure that Cuba is a democratic nation. Things did not start to get much better, or show signs of improvement until 2015. The years spent having no interaction with Cuba were long and caused political tensions between the two countries. The United States and Cuba did not go about solving their problems and doing what was necessary to get what they wanted and what was best for their respective nations in the right way. The uprise of Fidel Castro, a Cuban revolutionary, in 1959 is the main root of the various problems and feuds that they two nations have with each other. Castro and a group of revolutionaries seized Havana and overthrew Fulgencio Batista, the president at the time. When Castro was first in power, the United States did not have a problem with him being in power. The government did not see any reason to take action and saw him as the new president of the country. Things only started to worsen when Castro decided to increase trade with the Soviet Union and made importing…

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