Spanning from 1960, through the end of the Cold War, and into the 1990s, the Cuban Missile Crisis and its aftermath were the cause of much intensity in the United States. As the Soviet Union began to dissolve, Fidel Castro’s Communist Cuba continued to grow. Multiple enforcements of embargos and restrictions of U.S. citizens to enter Cuba would all be a result of high tensions between these two countries.
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Johnson, Haynes, and Manuel Artime. The Bay of Pigs; the leaders’ story of Brigade 2506. New York: Norton, 1964.