USA's Response to the Cuban Revolution

Nicholas Farrington
Mind Map by Nicholas Farrington, updated more than 1 year ago
Nicholas Farrington
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Mind Map on USA's Response to the Cuban Revolution, created by Nicholas Farrington on 01/20/2015.

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USA's Response to the Cuban Revolution
1 Influence
1.1 Influenced Cuban people with propaganda to discredit Castro
2 Invade
2.1 Bay of Pigs - April 1961 exiles landed at Bay of Pigs, Met by 20,000 armed cuban troops, Invasion failed
2.2 Castro captured or killed all exiles that invaded within days
3 Destabilise
3.1 CIA looked at disrupting Cuban economy by damaging Sugar plantations
3.1.1 USA refused to buy Cuban's main export, Sugar cane.
3.2 Plans to assassinate Castro were under way
4 Disrupt
4.1 American companies in Cuba refused to co-operate with any Cuban businesses, which used oil or other materials imported from the USSR
4.2 January 1961, President JFK broke diplomatic relations with Cuba. No longer prepared to have a soviet satellite in their sphere of influence
5 Discredit
5.1 American media broadcast a relentless stream of criticism of Castro and his regime on TV
6 Pressurise
6.1 Made Cuba think US was going to invade until after Bay of Pigs
6.2 Castro and Khrushchev became suspicious of US policy
7 Ignore
7.1 After half hearted attempt at bay of pigs, clear that US was unwilling to get directly involved in Cuba
7.1.1 encouraged spread of communism
8 Send aid
8.1 Rather then direct invasion, JFK supplied arms, equipment & transport for 1,400 anti-castor exiles to invade Cuba and overthrow him
8.2 CIA provided support and funds to Cuban exiles in attempt to overthrow Castro
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