The Cuban Missile Crisis

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What was the date of the Cuban Missile Crisis?
October 16th - 28th 1962
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What other countries supported the Cuban Missile Crisis on the side of the USA?
Italy and Turkey
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What was the justification for Khrushchev agreeing to plant nuclear missiles in Cuba?
The failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1961 and the Jupiter ballistic missiles that the USA had in Italy and Turkey
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How far away were the Cuban Missiles from Florida?
90 miles
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How did the USA attempt to stop any additional missiles reaching Cuba?
they created a blockade
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What variant of IRBM's were stored in Cuba?
R-14's
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What type of of missiles were secretly removed from Turkey after the Crisis was officially over
Jupiter MRBM's
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When did the blockade in Cuba officially come to an end?
22nd October 1962
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What was the name of the telephone that was established between the USA and the USSR?
Moscow-Washington hotline
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US international involvement ultimatly went against the Monroe Doctrine. What was the Monroe Doctrine?
A US policy that prevented any European colonisation of the America's
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What was the date of the Bay of Pigs invasion?
May 1961
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Besides the Bay of Pigs Invasion, what is the name of another unsuccessful operation in Cuba during 1961
Operation Mongoose
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What was the name of the military group that carried out the covert operations in Cuba?
the Special Activities Division (SAD)
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the Soviets had only 4 ICBM's in 1961, how many did the have by October 1962?
75
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Compared to the amount of ICBM's the Soviets had, how many did the USA have by 1962?
170
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What was the number of nuclear warheads the United States had compared to the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
27,000 compared to 3,600
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Italy and Turkey

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How far away were the Cuban Missiles from Florida?

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