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 wanted to begin appointing communists into government
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What did Kennedy do?
The Bay of Pigs - Failed. April 17 1961, 1300 exiles landed on the coast of Cuba
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Why was it a BIG problem?
If Krushcehv fired the missiles, over 80 million American's would die. If USSR dis attack, USA would have to as well meaning, END OF THE WORLD
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Blockade
American's blockaded Cuba and searched ALL ships going to Cuba from anywhere. The ship would most likey be carrying arms and equipment which wasn't allowed into Cuba
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Threat
Kennedy threatened to invade Cuba and removes missiles by force
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28th October
Krushchev agreed to dismantle the missile sites and take missiles back to SU. Crisis was OVER
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Results
Nuclear arms talks began. 1963, USA, USSR and Britain signed the Test BAn Treaty
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