In lateCastro was ready to go on the offensive. Once Batista started making drastic decisions concerning Cuba's economy, he began to nationalize U. The result was the emergence in the mids of the Black Power movement, aiming at achieving black empowerment and improving the standing of African-Americans in society.
Board of Education, when the state of Arkansas disregarded the federal court order to integrate the classes in their public schools, Eisenhower sent in the st Airborne Division to escort nine black children into an all-white public school in Little Rock.
Batista was known as a corrupt leader and constantly pampered himself with exotic foods and elegant women. By Japan had at last regained her pre-war industrial output, and thereafter, the economy expanded at unprecedented rates with the emergence of a mass consumer society.
When the regime failed to respond, the workers took to the streets to demand a change in government, which quickly spread throughout the country. Yet Khrushchev's period in office was marked by a series of crises: the shooting down of an American U-2 spy-plane over the Soviet Union in that prompted a marked deterioration in US relations; the building of the Berlin Wall in to stop East Germans fleeing to the capitalist West; and most significantly the Cuban Missile Crisis inwhich brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.
He drove a hard bargain, forcing the parliament to grant him the authority to draft a new constitution for a Fifth French Republic present ; a dual-executive system with a prime minister and a powerful president.
During the summer of about three quarters of the French colonists fled Algeria for France, making the referendum on 1 July a foregone conclusion; nearly six million voted for independence, and less than 17, against. General Douglas MacArthur proved an administrator of considerable skill, leadership and charisma.
Perhaps even more impressively, the famous cosmonaut returned safely to earth, parachuting from his capsule when it reached safe altitude. Martin Luther King took the lead in the boycott of the buses by the black community that lasted for more than a year, and ended with a Supreme Court ruling against Alabama's racial segregation law for buses.
In Septemberan attempt was made to assassinate de Gaulle. After an hour of fighting the rebel leader fled to the mountains.