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FIDEL CASTRO
"No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!"

Revolutionary Cuban Communist and dictator of Cuba for most of the Cold War. Teamed up with follow revolutionary, Che Guevara, to overthrow President Batista's corrupt regime in Cuba. Also got rid of all the Mafia's criminal rackets in Havana, instead nationalizing all of their hotels and casinos. The US doesn't like him because he's a "dirty Commie". Has had 635 assassination attempts laid on him by the CIA. Said attempts also included collaborating with the Mafia to overthrow, or using LSD-laced cigars to poison him.

Historical character & antagonist

 

FULGENCIO BATISTA
"But, rest assured, we will tolerate no guerrillas in the casinos or the swimming pools."

Former president of Cuba. Pretty much known for being "that guy who was president before the Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro." He favored the rich and ignored the poor during his 2nd presidency, allowing Cuba to become a playground for the Mafia and American elite. Corruption run rampant until Batista's overthrow by Castro and his rebels. Due to his role in Cuban history, Batista often appears as a character in productions involving the Cuban Revolution, most notably in The Godfather.

Historical character; minor character

 

JOHN F. KENNEDY
"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

Often referred by his initials as 'JFK'. President of the United States from 1962 - 1963. Term ended abruptly after being assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. As to whether or not Oswald acted alone in the shooting is still a matter of debate to this day. Kennedy's death is often a hot topic for government conspiracy theories. Nevertheless, Kennedy was seen as introducing a new, liberating era to American political and cultural life, after the stifling days of the 1950s.

Historical character; minor character

NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV
"I once said, 'We will bury you,' and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you."

The bloke who led the Soviet Union after Josef Stalin. Remembered in the USSR as a fool who destroyed the Red Army and was obsessed with missiles, practicing an absolutely idiotic brand of nuclear-blackmail that nearly killed several hundred million people. Also remembered in the West as that hot-headed buffoon who pounded his shoe on a table at the United Nations conference. Whether the shoe-related incident really happened is a matter of some debate, but it's become a symbol of the Cold War anyway.

Historical character; minor character

 

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