Slaves were shipped from Africa
Havana was captured by a British force led by Admiral George Pocock and Lord Albemarle.
Treaty of Paris: Havana returned to Spain
1868-1878: Ten Years War of independence
Slavery was abolished
1895-1898: Second war of independence lead by Jose Marti
US declares war on Spain
US defeat Spain all Spanish claims to Cuba are relinquished and cedes it to the US.
Cuba becomes independent but the Platt Amendment keeps Cuba under US protection which retains the right to intervene in internal affairs of Cuba
1906-1909: President Estrada resigns and the US occupies Cuban territory following a rebellion led by Jose Miguel Gomez
Jose Miguel Gomez elected president
Black protests against discrimination and US forces return to Cuba
Gerado Machado establishes a dictatorship
Socialist Party founded leading to Cuban Communist
Gerado Machado overthrown in a coup led by Sergeant Fulgencio Batista.
US relinquishes right to intervene in internal affairs of Cuba
Fulgencio Batista retires and Ramon Gray San Martin becomes President of Cuba
Fulgencio Batista takes power again
Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful revolution against Batista
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara lead the revolution
US withdraws military aid to Fulgencio Batista
January 1: Fidel Castro leads the Communist revolution with Che Guevara and the rebel army overthrows President Fulgencio Batista
December 19: Cuba openly aligns itself with the Soviet Union and their Communist policies. A Cuban Communist State was set up with Russian backing. Fidel Castro allows the USSR to deploy nuclear missiles on the island
Cuba becomes a member of the Soviet based Council for Mutual Economic Assistance.
Fidel Castro elected president.
Cuba sends troops to intervene in African disputes
Cuba withdraws its troops from Angola following an agreement with South Africa.
Collapse of the USSR
US trade embargo
July: President Fidel Castro undergoes surgery and temporarily hands over control of the government to his brother, Raul.
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