The history behind the conflict between US and Cuba

Image result for America and Cuba

The diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba were finally restored in the year 2015. This problem lasted for more than a century and it started in the year 1820. The problem between America and the Spanish empire had increased the tensions in Cuba and it led to a war in the year 1898. Spain was only left with its control on Puerto Rico and Cuba, this lead to unrest between Spanish empire and the government in the United States.

After the Spanish-American war, Cuba gained its independence and a treaty of Paris was signed. Until the year 1902, US had full economic and political dominance over the country. But once Cuba gained full freedom America lost it dominance over the country. In the year 1959 Cuban revolution took place and the relations between the US and Cuba started deteriorating. The US took all the possible measures to remove the Communist regime in Cuba as it was affecting other regions surrounding the country. The famous Cuban leader “Fidel Castro” gave a tough fight to the US and there was a continuous cold war between the two countries.

There were comprehensive bans and restrictions imposed against Cuba. Finally, in the year 2014 US president Barack Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro got into talks in order to normalize relations between both the countries. This process was held in Vatican City and Canada along with the assistance of the Pope. In the preceding months, the relations were normalized and the US got rid of travel restrictions that had been imposed on Cuba. A new U.S. embassy was built in Havana and diplomatic relations between the two countries got better. At present, there are few economic and commercial restrictions put on Cuba that is expected to be revoked with time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *