Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro

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Who led the popular revolution that overthrew Fulgencio Batista in Cuba in January 1959?

Fidel Castro

What action did Eisenhower take in response to Castro's nationalization of the Cuban economy?

Ordered an embargo on all trade with Cuba

What event led Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev to secretly build 42 missile sites in Cuba?

The failed Bay of Pigs invasion

What action did President John F. Kennedy take in response to discovering the missile sites in Cuba?

Declared a naval blockade of Cuba

What was Fidel Castro's main concern regarding Cuba's involvement in the Cold War?

The impact on Cuba's national sovereignty

What led to Castro's complete dependence on Soviet support after the Cuban Missile Crisis?

The Cuban economy's dependence on Soviet aid

What was the impact of the breakup of the Soviet Union on Cuba?

A crippling blow to the Cuban economy

How did Castro respond to the loss of Soviet support in 1991?

He tightened state control of Cuba's economy

Test your knowledge of the Cuban Revolution and the leadership of Fidel Castro. Learn about the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the impact of his rule on Cuba.

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