The Cuban Misile crisis

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  • Created on: 03-06-11 15:11

WHY DID KENNEDY PUT MISSILES IN CUBA???

  • Khrushchev wanted to produce more nuclear warheads and close the 'missile gap' between him and the USA
  • the USA had missiles in western Europe and in turkey well within the range of the USSR. placing the missiles in Cuba would help restore the missile balance
  • the USSR had more cheap medium range missiles than the USA and putting them in Cuba would be perfect
  • soviet missiles in Cuba would strengthen his bargaining position with the USA
  • Khrushchev had been very keen  to defend Cuba it was the only communist country in the western hemisphere and had just survived the Bay of Pigs invasion
  • it would…

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