United States and Cuba Foreign Policy

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United States and Cuba Foreign Policy Cuba and the United States of America have had an interesting relationship since before their independences. This relationship has struggled since before Fidel Castro came into power. Castro being as autocratic as he became, or less antagonistic to the US policies could have made the relationship less adversarial (Jentleson). The relationship between the two countries was not bad prior to the Spanish American War. The outcome of this period was U.S. defeating Spain. Spain gave up all claims to Cuba and cedes it to the US(US). US foreign policy with Cuba has changed since the Cuban missile crisis in 1966; US and Cuba sure know how to hold hatred. At first, the Cuban Missile Crisis began on October 1962. This crisis was over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles from the US shores(Cuban). President John F Kennedy notified Americans about the missile crisis and informed them that military action will be performed if necessary to neutralize the perceived threat to national security(Cuban). A lot of people feared that the world was on the brink of a nuclear war(Cuban). Luckily the disaster was avoided when the US agreed to accept the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s offer to remove the Cuban missiles in exchange for the US promising not to invade Cuba(Cuban). Even though the missiles were removed from Cuba the relationship between the countries was still good as they both gained. This made US look
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