why did the USA get involved with cuba

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  • why and how did the USA become involved in Cuba
    • in 1959 Fidel Castro, a left wing nationalist, took power in Cuba (an island only 90 miles off the coast of Florida).
      • Before Castro came to power, the government – led by Colonel Batista – had been a right wing militarydictatorship, but the Americans had many business interests in Cuba.
    • When Castro came to power, he wanted to nationalize. This means he wanted his country’s government to run the American companies in Cuba.
      • The response of the Americans was to stop all aid to Cuba and stop importing sugar from Cuba.


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