Cuban Missile Crisis

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  • Cuban Missile Crisis
    • How did the USA act toward the Cuban Revolution?
      • The Cuban revolution was a civil war between Fidel Castro a communist and Batista a dictator. Castro lost the first time and recruited from inside the jungles. This and many more battles, caused Batista to exile to the Dominican Republic in 1959.
        • USA reaction was to cut trading between them and Cuba. No travel, materials or sugar.  FAIL!
          • The USA begin to compete with Cuba for Rum & Cigars. FAIL!
        • Castro's Changes:
          • GOOD:
            • Rights for women and blacks.
            • Better commun-ications, medical facilities, health, housing and education.
            • Unemploy-ment reduced.
          • BAD:
            • Expanding his power.
            • Persecuted homosexuals.
            • Farms seized by government.
            • Nationalised private property.
            • No religion.
    • Why did Khrushchev put missiles into Cuba?
      • To strengthen the USSR.
      • Produce more nuclear war head to close the missile gap between the USA.
      • COMMUNISM
      • Khrushchev gives Castro an army to defend against Americans.
      • USA have missiles in Turkey
    • How did Kennedy react to the crisis?
      • What he could've done:
        • Done nothing, keeping peace.
        • Air strike their nuclear bases.
        • Diplomatic pressure, get the UN involved.
        • All out-invasion of Cuba.
        • Blockade Cuba:
          • This is what he does, stopping all military supplies etc.
            • He was under pressure from military leaders: WAR? NO!
              • This leads to his private removal of missiles from Turkey.
    • Who won and how?
      • Kennedy
        • Private removal of missiles and agreement to not invade Cuba.
        • Went against WAR threat from advisers.
        • Khrushchev seems weak because of blockade.
      • Kruschev
        • Peace maker
        • Moves missiles off of Cuba.
        • He killed and American pilot when they took pictures over Cuba...
          • How did Kennedy react to the crisis?
            • What he could've done:
              • Done nothing, keeping peace.
              • Air strike their nuclear bases.
              • Diplomatic pressure, get the UN involved.
              • All out-invasion of Cuba.
              • Blockade Cuba:
                • This is what he does, stopping all military supplies etc.
                  • He was under pressure from military leaders: WAR? NO!
                    • This leads to his private removal of missiles from Turkey.
      • BOTH
        • Hotline created in 1962
        • They both get assassinated within the year...

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