Cuban Missile Crisis

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When did the Cuban Missile Crisis begin and end?
Began 1962 and ended in 1963
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Which Cuban dictator was other thrown in 1959, and by whom?
Batista - by Fidel Castro
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By when had Castro declared Cuba communist?
1961
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Which port in Cuba did JF Kennedy try to invade in 1961 but failed?
Bay of Pigs
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Due to the failure of the Bay of Pigs, what did JFK do?
Stopped sugar trade with Cuba because relations deterriorated
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How did Castro respond to the USA stopping sugar trade?
Purchased sugar from the USSR and also appealed for arms
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Why did the USSR give Cuba missiles?
Cuba was right next to the USA and having missiles next to their rival is a big advantage.
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What pictures did American spy planes capture over Cuba?
Soviet missile bases under construction and Soviet ships were spotted heading towards Cuba.
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With help form 'ExComm', what did Kennedy decide to do during the crisis?
A quarantine zone (blockade) around Cuba to prevent Soviet missiles entering Cuba by sea.
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Did the blockade work?
Yes - the Soviet ships with missiles came close to the quarantine zone but turned around last minute.
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In October 1963, what happened?
The crisis ended- USA missiles would be removed from Turkey and Soviet ones from Cuba would be too
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What happened when a US spy plane flew into Soviet air space?
Khrushchev shot it down.
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What 2 things were the first steps towards Detente?
'Hot Line' telephone link and the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (both 1963).
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