How it All Went Down
After the U.S left Cuba to govern itself, Fulgencio Batista.
Batista becomes a poor leader, and Fidel Castro led a protest and kicked him out of office.
Castro and his political party set up a communist government.
Since Cuba became communist, the country of Cuba became an ally of the Soviet Union.
The Soviets sent long range missiles to Cuba, causing America to break out in fear.
After the Cuban Missile crisis, the United States decides to put a full embargo in Cuba, blocking off all trade.
Cuba's economy began to plummet down, due to the fact that the U.S would not purchase sugar can from Cuba
The U.S. opinion of Cuba began to change and the U.S. government began to relax.
Fidel Castro passed away in 2016, making his brother, Raul Castro, the new president.
Cuba gained its independence from Spain in the Spanish-American War.