Throughout history, the United States has used different tactics in order to become such an imperial power, by: invading different countries, implementing democracy by “fighting communism”, going to war, having military bases, open free markets,etc. Many countries have been influenced and in most cases controlled by the U.S. But there is one exception in the Western Hemisphere and that is Cuba; which became communist on January 1, 1959 with the rise of Fidel Castro, and has been able to stop U.S intervention from their regimen . Ever since the Cuban Revolution there has been a bitter rivalry between the U.S and Cuba, were many political disputes have occurred from both sides, which has caused a very intense dislike of one another. For the United States, Cuba was always seen as threat and based on their Anti-Communist ideas, they have tried to overthrown its government and implement democracy; But all their attempts have failed and at the end Cuba has been able to maintain it's communist government and policies alive; But what made this possible? Having such a small country fighting and preventing influence/intervention from such a world power the U.S.