Cuban Missile Crisis

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In 1959 Fidel Castro's rebels overthrew corrupt pro-US government in Cuba.

Castro tried to make a trade agreement with the USA.

USA refused as they saw Castro as a Communist.

Thus Castro turned to the USSR, who readily made a deal.

Nuclear Site Spotted


In return for buying Cuban goods, the USSR got permission to build a nuclear missile site in Cuba.


On 14th October 1962 a US U2 spy plane spotted at the nuclear site being built.


ExComm set up

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