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Fidel Castro

Cuban Missile Crisis

Fidel Castro

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Following the failed CIA-supported Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961, Fidel Castro increasingly turned to the Soviet Union for military aid. By the fall of 1962, work was underway on a series of medium-range ballistic missiles capable of reaching most American cities.

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