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I
ntr
oduct
ion
T he Cu ban Missil
e Cri
si
s of1
9 6 2 was a key eventi
n
S up er
po wer
relat
ionsd
u r
ingt
heC
o l
dWa
r peri
od.…read more

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Ti
mel
ine
of
the
Cuban
Missi
l
e
C r
isi
s
1 959 Januar
y 1:
Fi
del
Cast
ro
assumes
power
af
ter
t
he
C uban
Revol
uti
on.
1 960 December
19:
Cuba
openl
y al
igns
it
sel
f
w i
th
the
Sovi
et
U ni
on
and
thei
r
pol
ici
es.
1 961
Januar
y 3:
The
U .
S.
ter
minat
es
dipl
omat
ic
rel
ati
ons.…read more

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The
U S
agr
ees
to
the
w i
thdr
awal
of
US
nucl
ear
mi
ssi
l
e s
fr
om
Tur
key.…read more

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Causes
of
the
C uban
Missi
l
e
C r
isi
s
Long
Ter
m
T heU
S Ah a dg
re at
inf
luenceo
ver Cubas
i
nceT
h eS
pani
shAmericanw a r
in1 898.
C ubag
ai
nedi
nd epe ndence
f r
om the
U SA i
n 1 902 but
was st
il
l
heavil
y i
nfl
uenced
by
Ameri
ca.…read more

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Kennedyh
ad2o
p ti
ons,
expl
oredb
yE
x comm:
1
ASur
gical
St
ri
keo
nC
uba'
smi
ssi
l
eb
ases.
2
ABlockade
and
quarant
ine
agai
nst
Sovi
et
vessel
s.
Event
s of
t
he
Cuban
Missi
l
e
C r
isi
s
Kennedy'
s Act
ions
nd
O n the 2 2 October1
9 62,K
e nnedy annou nced t
he
c reat
ion o fa
bl
o ckade aroundC
u ba.…read more

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T ur
key.
N evert
he l
ess,K
h rushchev was humil
i
a ted and t
he
c r
isi
s cont
ri
buted
to
h i
s di
smissal
i
n 1964.
Consequences
of
the
C uban
Missi
l
e
C r
isi
s
T he
C r
isi
s hi
ghli
ghted
the d a ngers
of
Bri
nkma nshi
p.…read more

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Car
toon
Anal
ysi
s
A Cubanc a r
to on"
byP
e c ruz "
, anu
n kn ow n
a uth or,
`
61.
T het ext
rea ds:
"N E W P R E SI DE NT .
Ad i
ff
e r
e nt
d og ,
b ut
t
he
same col
lar
.…read more

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Amer
ican
car
toon
by
Edmund
Val
tman,
`
62.
T hi
s car
toon
clear
ly
shows ant
i commu n i
st
senti
me nt
s,
po rt
raying
C astro
a nd
K hrushchev as
ug ly me naces.
T hes
tatement "
TH I
SH U RTSME
...…read more

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NZLHistory

This digital copy of the 'Dummies' guide to the Cuban Missile Crisis is factually accurate and a fun way to revise the events of 1962. It contains a clear timeline and analysis, as well as some useful contemporary cartoons.

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