The Cuban Missile Crisis

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What benefits did Cuba get from the Cuban Missile Crisis?

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The Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) was highly significant for Fidel Castro and Cuba. The primary benefit for Cuba was America's promise not to launch an invasion. Castro won control of Cuba by overthrowing its dictator, General Fulgencio Batista, in 1959. But Castro's grip on the country was tenuous, and he faced the implacable hostility of the United States. In 1961, the Washington-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion was an overt attempt to overthrow Castro. The American promise not to attack Cuba gave Castro an opportunity to build Communism in his nation without worrying...

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