5. Who won the Cuban missile crisis

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5. Who won the Cuban missile crisis

How did the USA react to the Cuban revolution?

5.1 The Cuban revolution and the reaction of the USA

  • Cuba only 144km away from USA
  • US businesses dominated Cuba - mainly sugar and tobacco
  • US tourists in Havana
  • Large naval base at Guantanamo
  • USA supported Cuban leader, Fulgencio Batista - he was corrupt but anti communist
  • 1959 - Fidel Castro overthrew Batista following a guerilla campaign from 1956
  • Castro took over many US owned businesses
  • He took over US owned land and gave it to Cuban farmers
  • He forged links with the USSR
  • Khrushchev sent him advisers, economic aid and military equipment
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5. Who won the Cuban missile crisis

How did the USA react to the Cuban revolution?

5.2 The Bay of Pigs invasion

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Why did Khrushchev put missiles in Cuba?

5.3 The beginnings of the missile crisis

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5. Who won the Cuban missile crisis

Why did Kennedy react as he did?

1. Kennedy's options

  • Do nothing
  • Surgical air strike
  • Invasion
  • Diplomatic pressure
  • Blockade (quarantine)
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Why did Kennedy react as he did?

2. Kennedy's reasons

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5. Who won the Cuban missile crisis

Who won the Cuban missile crisis?

5.5 The end of the crisis and its consequences

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