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History of the U.S.S.R.'s Invasion and occupation of Latin America.

Brief History

After the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis the Soviet Union began to arm other Communist countries in Latin America. Fidel Castro (using the resources of the Soviet Union) began a campaign of insurgency and out right invasion which lasted until the end of the Cold War.

Time Line of Events

1965: The U.S.S.R. signs an armament pact with Cuba. Cuba agrees to be the staging point for U.S.S.R.'s Communist Latin America plan.

1967: Cuba invades Guatemala and seizes government buildings and military bases. The U.S.S.R. funds insurgency in Salvador and Honduras.

1968: U.S.A escalates the Vietnam war diverting resources away from the Communist threat in Latin America.

1969: Salvador and Honduras insurgency wins victories in both countries and align themselves to the Soviet Union. U.S. TV news proclaims "The cat's out of the bag Russia!" signaling the U.S.'s knowledge of the U.S.S.R.'s intentions. After defeating the counterrevolutions Cuba annexes Guatemala.

1970: The United States tries to bring in U.N. forces to halt the crisis. The U.N. votes to stay out (due to Communist influence on the Security Council)

1972: Venezuela (under pressure from the U.S.S.R.) invades Columbia creating a crisis in the United Nations. Cuba (along with Communist Salvador and Honduras) marches its military into Nicaragua outraging the U.N.

1975: The U.S. pulls out from Vietnam. U.S.S.R. and Cuban-funded insurgency topples the governments of Costa Rica, Panama and Columbia.

1976: The Panama Canal is closed (under orders from Cuba) creating the 1976 Panamanian crisis. The United Nations attempts to debate the issue but is unable to find a consensus. The U.S. threatens to send in it's Military but the U.S.S.R. secretly orders the canal opened.

1977 to 1985: U.S.S.R. halt's insurgency campaigns and Cuban invasion plans to avoid a U.S. intervention.

1985: Ecuador democratically elects the Communist Party to power and aligns itself to Cuba and the U.S.S.R.

1986: Joint forces of Cuba and Communist Central America (excluding Venezuela, Columbia and Ecuador) invade Mexico after U.N. sanctions trigger an outcry from the citizens. U.S.S.R Condemns the actions and distances itself from the Cuban-led invasion (although still secretly supplying resources and funds.) The U.S. also condemns the invasion and secretly provides Military Goods to Mexico.

1987: Mexico pushes back the Communist Coalition Forces and Liberates Guatemala. Guatemalans demand independence from Mexican occupation. Civil unrest provokes an uprising in major cities in the region. Mexico prepares for the invasion of Cuba but revolutionaries retake Guatemala and key ports needed for the invasion.

1989: Venezuela, Columbia and Ecuador invade western Mexico creating a second front. U.S. Domestic opinion forces the U.S. to pull support for Mexico after classified documents leaked of a U.S. invasion of Latin America

1990: Insurgencies in Peru and Bolivia succeed in ousting the Government. Mexico falls to the Communist Coalition Forces.

1991: The Invasion of Latin America drains the funds of The U.S.S.R. contributing to its downfall. Cuba announces the creation of the League of Socialist Nations (Modeled after the U.S.S.R.)

1992: The L.S.N. consolidates its power after its charter is ratified by Cuba, Honduras, Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

1992 to Present: The L.S.N. becomes the Leader of the Communist world. It further strengthens its alliance by allowing Chinese and Korean diplomats and Military into the L.S.N. territories. This threat severely weakened the influence of the U.S. which stopped direct intervention.

"The Cold War didn't end. It just arrived at our door stop" - U.S. NSA Director.

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