The Cuban leader Castro was known for increasing literacy rates in Cuba, unifying his people better, trying to decrease racism, nationalizing all U.S companies. However, he is also very well known for the Cuban missile crisis that took place between Cuba, Russia, and the United States. In 1961 Castro declared himself a Marxist-leninist and they had become very dependent on the Soviet union economically and politically. Later in 1962 the U.S found out that the Soviet union was storing nuclear missiles in Cuba, just a little ways away from Florida. The U.S and the Soviet Union came to the agreement that the Soviet Union would take the weapons out of Cuba if the U.S would not attack it again and take its Weapons out of Turkey. This relates to key concept 6.2.