The Cold War - Part 3 Bay of Pigs & Cuban Missile Crisis
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communist leader of Cuba
President John F. Kennedy
president who approved plan to overthrow Fidel Castro
Bay of Pigs Invasion
April 1961-Kennedy's plan for 1,200 Cuban exiles to overthrow Castro
RESULT: exiles jailed, mission failed and Castro stronger than ever
Cubans that were forced to leave their own country
In 1961, Turkey allows US to install missiles around Russian borders
nations with enough military, political and economic strength to influence events worldwide
(examples: United States, Soviet Union)
Cuban Missile Crisis
1) Oct. 1962, US came close to nuclear war w/ Russia
2) U.S. found Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba
3) Kennedy demanded removal & set up naval blockade
What did US agree to after Cuban Missile Crisis?
1) to remove our missiles from Turkey
2) not to invade Cuba ever again
What did Russia agree to after Cuban Missile Crisis?
1) to send their ships back to Russia
2) to take their missiles out of Cuba
Why did US and Soviet Union work to get along?
to avoid nuclear war
Why did nuclear missiles in Cuba threaten the peace and security of the US?
because Cuba is located just 90 miles south of Florida - the Cuban missiles would reach US cities within minutes
Events that led up to CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS
1) Turkey allows US to keep missiles around Russian borders
2) US imposes trade embargo on Cuba
3) Kennedy launches Bay of Pigs invasion
4) Krushchev builds Berlin Wall bet East/West Berlin
5) nuclear missiles found in Cuba
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