Cuba and Cuban Missile Crisis

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  • Cuba
    • The Cuban Missile Crisis - 13 Days  Oct 1962
      • U2 spy plane
        • Shot down
          • Kennedy did nothing
      • Naval Blockade
        • Soviet ships
          • stopped + searched
          • Prevented missile-Cuba
        • Kennedy warns K who ignores
        • But K avoids conflict at Quarantine Line
      • Krushchevs' Letters 26th/27th
        • K admits presence of missiles
        • K Actually attempts to prevent war
    • US+Cuba 50s Pre- B of P
      • Helped gain independence from Spain
      • Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay
      • Cuban Revolution
        • Trade Embargo (trade stop)
        • 1960-stopped buying sugar from Cuba
        • 1961-Broke all relations
      • Cuba only 100 miles away
    • April 1961 Bay of Pigs
      • Led by Kennedy
      • Failed to provide air support
      • Rebels easily defeated
      • CIA trained exiles/rebels
      • Cuba closer to USSR asked for military support
      • Failure for US
    • Key People
      • USA
        • Eisenhower
          • Kennedy
      • USSR
        • Khrushchev
      • Cuba
        • Batista - 50s
          • Castro - 60s
  • 1960-stopped buying sugar from Cuba

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