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  • Cuba and the missile crisis
    • Castro overthrows Batista, 1959
    • Bay of Pigs invasion fails, 1961
    • Castro announces he is communist, nationalises US businesses, and accepts Soviet weapons (1961)
    • The missile crisis, October 1962
      • 14 October, US spy plane spots missile sites
      • 22 October, US naval  blockade set up
      • 24 October, Soviet ships turn back
      • 28 October, Krushchev agrees to dismantle missile sites
    • Consequences of the crisis
      • 'hot line' set up
      • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed (1963)
      • Krushchev overthrown (1964)

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