Hello, Jakob again I figured it might be fun to debate some alternate history, so here it goes. During this thread I will be asking “What would happen if the United States ended up invading the Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis?” So to start off, I’ll be making a condensed version of the timeline of the Cuban Missile crisis January 1959: Fidel Castro took power in Cuba. Importance: America backed the oppressive dictator known as Fulgencio Batista Zaldívar due to America having business interests with Cuba. Once Fidel Castro took power, he nationalised American companies without compensation. In order to respond to this, America stopped all foreign aid and also stopped all Cuban sugar imports. Sugar imports to the US were a huge part of the Cuban economy, so this was a huge blow to Castro. Sometime in 1960: Castro looks to the USSR for help Importance: Due to the Castro losing a main source of income, he looked to the USSR for help. The USSR ended up signing a trade agreement to buy one million tons of sugar a year from Cuba. After this event, Castro became communist. This made Cuba one of the only communist nations in the Western Hemisphere. April, 1961: The United States funds and trains Cuban exiles to invade Cuba Importance: America was alarmed about Cuba becoming a communist nation. The CIA trained, armed and transported 1,300 Cuban exiles to invade Cuba. The invasion was a complete and utter failure. The Cuban exiles were slaughtered, and President Kennedy was humiliated. September, 1961: Castro asks the USSR for aid to defend against America Importance: The USSR publicly promised to provide Cuba with weapons to help defend against the Americans. They placed seven nuclear missiles in Cuba with over 42,000 Russian personnel. October, 1962: An American U2 Spy Plane flies over Cuba and discovers weapons Importance: With these missiles, they brought almost every American town in danger of a nuclear attack. After they confirmed, President Kennedy went on national television and told the American’s they were under threat. The Cuban Missile Crisis had begun. Here is a map of where the missiles were: Sources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesi ... rev1.shtml http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/fidel-castro http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/ ... on-america So, let’s say two months after finding this information out, America decides to mount a full scale invasion of Cuba. Keep in mind, Russia had 42,000 personnel in Cuba when the crisis started. So forums, what would happen?