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How Did Cuban Revolutionary Fidel Castro Come To Power

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In 1962 the world came very close to nuclear war. In 1959 Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro came to power. Relations between Cuba and the United States quickly soured. Cuba soon became a Soviet ally.
President John Kennedy’s administration learned that the Soviet Union was secretly installing offensive nuclear missiles in Cuba. Kennedy decided to quarantine Cuba. This prevented Soviet ships from bringing additional supplies. He demanded that the Soviets remove the weapons. And he made clear that using force was an option. After several days the Soviets agreed to remove the missiles. The US promised not to invade Cuba.
Critics charged that Kennedy had risked nuclear disaster when diplomacy might have been effective. But most Americans applauded
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