There was a communist revolution in Cuba and they decided to be friends with the communist Soviet Union.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and Cuba were both communist countries, and the Soviet Union provided money and supplies to Cuba during the US trade embargo with Cuba. After the collapse of the Soviet Union all aid to Cuba was cut off. Cuba's close proximity to the United States gave the Soviet Union a foothold in the Western hemisphere at the US doorstep.
The Soviet Union and possibly Cuba.
The collapse of the Soviet Union led to the economic crisis of 1991 in Cuba. This was due to the close ties between Cuba and the Soviet Union.
No, the Soviet Union (USSR) was never at war with Cuba. From the time of Cuban Revolution (1959) until the dissolution of the USSR (1992) Cuba and the USSR were allies.
They advised the Soviet Union that an attack on the US from Cuba would be considered as an attack by the Soviet Union- and response would be to the Soviet union, not just to Cuba. The US also implemented a blockade of shipping going to Cuba- no ship carrying missiles would be allowed to go TO Cuba.
That they will not attack cuba
During the bay of pigs invasion, the leader of the soviet union was Krushchev and the leader of Cuba was Fidel Castro.
The Soviet Union had little to do with the 'Bay of Pigs', but the operation took place in Cuba.
Cuba is the Caribbean island the Soviet Union supported. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, most commonly referred to as simply the Soviet Union, existed from 1922 to 1991.
Cuba is very poor. It used to get money from the Soviet Union but when the Soviet Union dissolved, Cuba had more financial difficulties. The US is still embargoing goods to Cuba so this also hurts the Cuban economy.
* cuba could not trade with soviet union. * cuba could not store nukes in their country
The Soviet Union lent Cuba nuclear missiles in order to protect the sovereignty of Cuba, a communist nation.
Because the Soviet Union built launch sites for missles in Cuba.
When the Soviet Union fell in 1991, Cuba lost its most powerful ally. The Soviet Union helped the small Island a large amount in an economic fashion and gave Cuba a safety blanket against the US. After 1991, the affect of communism on the Western Hemisphere severly lessened and Cuba is considered a considerably smaller threat now.
The Soviets began placing muclear missiles in Cuba in 1962 after which Fidel Castro realized that the Soviet Union was unreliable.
The Soviet Union broke apart when communism fell in Europe in the late 80s, early 90s.
The soviet union and Cuba.
US, Cuba, and Soviet Union
Yes, in fact, the Soviet Union was Cuba's biggest financial backer, trading and supplying everything from sugarcane to weapons.
USA: J.F.Kennedy; Cuba: Fidel Castro; the soviet Union: Nikita Khrushchev.
To avoid war between the Soviet Union & the United States. The Soviet Union also realized the mistake of putting its nuclear weapons in Cuba where Castro could gain control of them. Castro's communist Cuba would have had the potential to start a world-wide nuclear war, even if the Soviet Union didn't want it. Also the Soviet Union was building submarines that could launch nuclear weapons against the United States, so the weapons in Cuba would not be as important as before.
It prompted the Soviet Union to seek to protect Cuba from future attacks.
The soviet union placed missiles in Cuba and the U.S. placed a blockade of Cuba
a naval blockade of Cuba