The Cuban Missile Crisis

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1959
Fidel Castro took power in Cuba
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1960
Castro made a tradeagreement with russia whereby Cuba sent sugarto Russia in return for oil, machines and money. america stopped trading with Cuba. Cuba nationalised all americanowned companies .
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april 1961
The bay of pigs took place
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September 1961
Castro asked for russia to provide them with wepons to defend them from america wich russia publicly promiced
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14th october 1962
An American U2 spy plane flew over Cuba and too pictures of a missile site being built on Cuba
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22nd October
Kennedy called on the USSR to withdraw the missiles from cuba
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23rd October
Kennedy recived a letter from Khrushchev saying that the soviet ships would ecnore the blockaid
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24th october
soviet ships were within miles of the 500 mile blockade zone when at 10:32am they stopped and turned around
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25th october
Areial photographs showed the work on the missile site in cuba was rapidly progressing
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26th october
Kennedy recives a letter from Khrushchev. in it he claimed that the missiles in cuba were compleatly defensive but also said if the USA would concead they would not attack cuba and the blockade was removed the missiles may be
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27th october
before kennedy could reply khrushchev sent another letter demanding that kennedy also dimanteled american missile base on turkey . on the same day a U2 plane was shot down over cuba. there was pressure on kennedy to attak cuba he ignored the plane
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28th october
kennedy ignored khrushchevs second letter - he simply wrote that he would lift the blockade and agreed not to attak cuba if khrushchev dismantles missile base in cuba . he secretly offered to dismantle turkish missile base. crisis over
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Castro made a tradeagreement with russia whereby Cuba sent sugarto Russia in return for oil, machines and money. america stopped trading with Cuba. Cuba nationalised all americanowned companies .

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The bay of pigs took place

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Castro asked for russia to provide them with wepons to defend them from america wich russia publicly promiced

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An American U2 spy plane flew over Cuba and too pictures of a missile site being built on Cuba

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