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Korea and Communism "Domino Theory

1945 - 1948

North Korea falls to communism with the help of the Soviets. South Korea becomes a democracy with the help of the U.S.

Ernesto "Che" Guevara

1954 - 1967

When Castro took power in 1959, Guevara became in charge of La Cabaña Fortress prison. He is executed on October 9, 1967

Castro becomes a dictator

1959

Fidel Castro overthrew its Cuban leader, Batista.

Kennedy becomes president of the U.S.

1960 - 1963

Kennedy wins the election of 1960 against Richard Nixon. He is assassinated in 1963

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961

The U.S. tried to invade and get rid of Fidel Castro. Castro found out about the plan and the United States’ attempt to get rid of Castro failed.

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

On October 1962, an American spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built in the island of Cuba by the Soviet Union. Kennedy didn’t want the Soviets and Cuba to know that he had found out about the missiles.