One Example Of How Big A Failure Eisenhower Was!,..
January 1, 1959
After a six-year long revolution President Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba and Fidel Castro assumes power after proclaiming victory in Santiago.
February 2, 1959
Cuba declares Fidel Castro to be the new premier and president.
October 28, 1959
Turkey and the United States agree to deploy fifteen nuclear-tipped Jupiter missiles in Turkey starting on June 1, 1961. Turkey is member of NATO and shares a border with the Soviet Union.
February 4-13, 1960
During his trip to Cuba Soviet First Deputy Prime Minister Anastas Mikoyan negotiates economic and trade agreements that help Fidel Castro to deccrease Cuba's economic dependence on the United States.
May 7, 1960
The Soviet Union and Cuba establish diplomatic relations.
May 27, 1960
The United States ends its foreign aid program to Cuba.
July 8, 1960
The United States stops the import of Cuban sugar, effectively cutting off 80 percent of Cuban exports to the United States.
July 9, 1960
The Soviet Union agrees to buy sugar previously destined for the U.S. market.
July 12, 1960
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev supports Cuba in dispute with U.S. over Guatanamo Bay military base.
August 16, 1960
The U.S. plans to assassinate Fidel Castro by poisoning a box of Castro's favorite cigars.
August 28, 1960
The United States imposes a trade embargo against Cuba.
The first large Soviet Bloc arms shipment arrives in Cuba. Soon afterward, Czech and Soviet technicians are reportedly assisting the Cuban military in assembling equipment and installing weapons such as anti-aircraft batteries. Soviet Bloc personnel also begin to be employed as military instructors, advisers and technicians.
October 6, 1960
Cuba nationalizes U.S. private investments on the island worth approximately one billion dollars.
October 14, 1960
Cuba nationalizes all foreign banks in Cuba.
December 19, 1960
Cuba and the Soviet Union issue a joint communiqué in which Cuba openly aligns itself with the domestic and foreign policies of the Soviet Union and indicates its solidarity with the Sino-Soviet Bloc.
January 2, 1961
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev tells a gathering at the Cuban embassy in Moscow: "Alarming news is coming from Cuba at present, news that the most aggressive American monopolists are preparing a direc t attack on Cuba. What is more, they are trying to present the case as though rocket bases of the Soviet Union are being set up or are already established in Cuba. It is well known that this is a foul slander. There is no Soviet military base in Cuba."
January 3, 1961
The United States and Cuba sever diplomatic and consular relations.
Ike and Nixon caused Castro to ask for help from the USSR...after IKE/Nixon refused to help Cuban to rebuilt after 6 to 12 years of civil war..........Castro came to New York and asked for USA help..... and promised"free eletions" if they got the help.. but Ike/Nixon wanted to return their puppet (Batista) to power and refused to help the Cuban people