It is 1960, and leftist revolutionaries led by the fiery Fidel Castro have overthrown the United States-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar in Cuba. Batista had a strong grip on the nation, oppressing the basic freedoms of the lower class and yielding to the commands of the United States, but Fidel Castro has promised a new life to Cuba by nationalizing the public commerce and industry. The revolutionary government has espoused an anti-American, pro-communist rhetoric that infuriates their neighbor, the most powerful capitalist country in a divided world. Along with rising concerns over internal problems such as overcrowding, poverty, and a crashing economy, this new government must withstand a barrage of international Cold War hostility and decide who can be trusted. It is up to you and your fellow delegates to establish a place for Cuba in the uncertain global environment and strengthen the internal support for Castro.
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