Cuban Missile Crisis

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1959
Fidel Castro leads revolution in Cuba
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26th October
Krushchev sent a letter to remove the missiles if the blockade was revoved
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27th October
Krushchev sends 2nd letter saying he'd remove missiles if USA removed ones in Turkey
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14th October
Spy plane took photos which showed Soviets making IRBM sites being constructed
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IRBM
Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles
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24th October
Ships were turned round. JFK demanded removal of missiles in Cuba
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What happened?
Batista was overthrown by Castro (communist) who began appopinting communists into government
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What did Kennedy do?
The Bay of Pigs - Failed however. April 17 1961, 1300 exiles landed on the coast of Cuba
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Why is it a BIG problem?
If Krushvehv shot the missiles, over 80 million American's would of been killed.
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Krushchev sent a letter to remove the missiles if the blockade was revoved

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Spy plane took photos which showed Soviets making IRBM sites being constructed

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Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles

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