Cuban Missile Crisis

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What action taken in April 1962 increased tensions already running high as a result of the failure of the Vienna Summit and the building of the Berlin Wall?
America placed nuclear missiles in Turkey.
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How many miles away is Cuba from Florida?
90
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Who was the American-backed dictator of Cuba before Castro's successful revolution in 1959?
Colonel Batista
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What did Castro do on coming to power that led to America banning Cuban sugar exports?
He nationalised American companies in Cuba.
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How many tonnes of sugar did Khrushchev promise to buy a year from Cuba?
1 million tonnes
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Which American organisation funded, trained, armed and transported the invasion of Cuba in April 1961?
CIA
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How many Cuban exiles were trained?
1,300
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Where did the failed invasion force land?
Bay of Pigs
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What was Castro's reaction to the invasion of April 1961?
He asked Khrushchev to defend Cuba
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Why was 22 October 1962 a milestone in the history of the Cold War?
Kennedy announced the Cuban missile crisis on TV.
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What did Kennedy announce on TV on 22 October?
What happened next (24 October)?
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What happened next (23 October)?
A naval blockade of Cuba
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What happened next (24 October)?
Khrushchev announced that the missile sites were solely for defence.
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What happened next (25 October)?
Khrushchev announced "a fitting reply to the aggressor", if America continued with the blockade.
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What happened next (26 October)?
The Russian ships turned back.
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What happened next (27 October - morning)?
Khrushchev offered to dismantle the Cuban missile bases if Kennedy stopped the blockade.
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What happened next (27 October - evening)?
Kennedy offered to lift the blockade and (secretly) to dismantle the Turkish bases if Khrushchev dismantled the Cuban missile bases.
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What happened next (28 October)?
Khrushchev agreed to Kennedy's offer.
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What happened next (20 November)?
Russian bombers left Cuba.
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