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He strengthened CubaÊs economic, political, and military ties with the Soviet Union steadily throughout the 1960s. S. invasions. S. S. President John F. Kennedy, who publicly demanded that the Soviet Union withdraw these missiles. Castro urged Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev to refuse these demands and if necessary to defend Cuba by initiating a nuclear first strike on the United States, counsel Khrushchev rejected. Indeed Castro was Castro, Fidel | 35 excluded from negotiations over the missiles, and the fact that he learned of the eventual settlement through the media deeply humiliated him, provoking Cuban anger over the perceived Soviet betrayal of Cuban interests.

S. S. overflights had detected the presence of these weapons. Surprisingly indecisive, in Executive Committee (ExComm) meetings of KennedyÊs top advisers, Bundy initially supported air strikes to destroy the missiles, subsequently endorsed the naval quarantine option Kennedy eventually selected, yet then switched once more to air strikes. When Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sent two somewhat contradictory responses to KennedyÊs ultimatum on Cuba on October 26 and 27, it was Bundy who suggested replying only to the first, less confrontational message.

Backed governments. The collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the dissolution of the Soviet Union itself in 1991 were serious setbacks for Castro both economically, with a sharp falloff in foreign aid, and diplomatically. In the 1990s Castro announced the launching of „The Special Period in Times of Peace,‰ inaugurating a shift away from Sovietstyle economic institutions toward limited tolerance of private economic enterprises. It also embraced tourism and encouraged investments from Europe, Asia, Canada, and Latin America.

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