Cuban Missile Crisis- US and Cuba

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  • Cuban Missile Crisis - USA and Cuba
    • Cuba had traditionally been an ally of the USA
      • America believed Cuba's Friendship was important as it was only 90 miles away
        • Part of America's Sphere of influence
    • Cuban Revolution
      • Overthrew Cuba's pro-American Government
        • Wanted greater independence for US
      • Led by Castro
      • Castro's new government took over American property in Cuba
        • In response, America banned all imports of Cuba's sugar
          • Threatened to bankrupt the Cuban economy
      • Turned to the USSR for help
        • Khrushchev delighted to have an ally within America's Sphere of influence
    • USSR had placed missiles in Cuba to defend it in 1961
      • Castro felt vulnerable and feared Americans were going to attack

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