Who Won the Cuban Missile Crisis?

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Describe the US involvement in Cuba before the Cuban Revloution
Huge military base Guantanamo, invested in Cuban industry, US businesses owned its major industries, tourist destination, supported Batista
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Describe what happened when Batista was overthrown by Castro
Closer relations with Khrushchev and USSR were formed, took over US business and land and gave land to ordinary farmers. Some Cubans fled from Castro's power
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What happened at the Bay of Pigs?
Kennedy promised to help Cubans wanting to overthrow Castro. When the Cubans landed at the Bay of Pigs they did not get the support they had been pried by the USA. They were met by 20,000 troops who supported Castro and were defeated.
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What did Kennedy do when US spy planes detected Soviet Missile sites in Cuba? part 1
Specialist advisers were assembled called Excomm. Kennedy ordered a naval blockade on 22nd of October 1962 which meant that Soviet ships would be stopped and searched. The US were worries that there would be a nuclear war.
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part 2
Kennedy demanded that Khrushchev withdraws his missiles in Cuba. A deal was made between Kennedy and Khrushchev on 28th october. Kennedy promised to not invade Cuba and to withdraw his missiles from Turkey and Khrushchev to remove missiles
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What were the 4 most important decisions that Kennedy made during the war?
1: Bay of Pigs, 2: Naval blockade, 3: delayed airstrike after receiving letter from Khrushchev, 4: Kennedy trusted Khrushchev to remove missiles.
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Reasons why the USA won the Cuban Missile Crisis
Kennedy stood up to Khrushchev which shows he is a strong leader, claimed victory
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Reasons why the USA lost the Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuba remained communist, NATO unhappy that Kennedy promised to remove missiles from turkey, Cuba still had control over US assets in Cuba which were nationalized during the Cuban Revolution
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Reasons why the USSR won the Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuba was safe from US intervention, US withdrew its missiles from Turkey, Claimed victory
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Reasons why the USSR lost the Cuban Missile Crisis
USSR had to back down, Humiliated by naval blockade, USSR still behind the US in ICBMs, Khrushchev was later forced from his power because of actions in missile crisis
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