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Fidel Castro joins a rebel force to defeat dictator Fulgencio Batista
leads a group of 160 rebels to attack the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba.
Castro is sentenced to jail and he makes a speech "history will absolve me" against the charges.
Cuban Revolution Begins
his speech becomes a revel manifesto and spreads in all the country
Batista becomes president
castro is released from prison by president Batista and goes to Mexico, with his brother, where he meets Che Guevara.
He returns to cuba.
In Sierra Maestra mountains he makes a campaign against the Batista government.
A "flag" is created by the movement of cuban nationalists
With a group of rebels he lands at Playa Las Coloradas in the Granma Yatch.
Cuban Army outnumbers the rebels and defeats them (copy)
Castro's guerrila take over an army outpost on the south coast and with this act he gains more followers including foreign followers.
his followers start attacking government buildings, oil facilities and radio stations.
The government increases repression. arrests and kills anyone that allies with castro.
Frank País (cuban revolutionary) makes a campaign to overthrow the Batista Government in the streets of Cuba and is killed by the police.
University students attack the presidential palace in Havana. (they fail and get killed).
United states stop sending supplies and weapons to Batista forces.
Batista sends an army of 10,000 men to Sierra Maestra to destroy Castro's guerrilas.
The rebels defeat Batista's army and capture a lot of arms and weapons.
People stop working and make a strike led by Castro. It affects the countries economy.
Che Guevara leads an attack in Santa Clara and they take over it.
with 9,000 rebels and followers, Castro enters Havana and the US recognizes the Cuban new government.
Batista escapes to Dominican Republic as the rebels took control.
Guevara opens talks with the soviet union
Castro becomes prime minister and launches a nationalization campaign, which the US didn't like.
The US imposes sanctions and an economic embargo on Cuba.
Cuba formalizes its relation with the USSR and receives help from them (the soviet union) including oil and arms.
US diplomatic relationship with Cuba is cut.
Castro declares cuba a socialist state.
United States imposes full trade embargo on Cuba.
Cuban Missile Crisis
US finds out about the USSR nuclear missiles located in cuban territory
US makes a naval blockade in cuba
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