The Beginning – USA
The Cuban Revolution caused American owned businesses in Cuba
to fail leading to US ties with Cuba to be damaged.
Fidel Castro went to the Soviet Union for help and established a
relationship with them.
USA sever ties to Cuba after finding out and began trying to
assassinate Fidel Castro using 1,300 exiled Cuban soldiers and failed.
This incident was called the Bay of Pigs
October 1962, American spy planes discovered nuclear bombs and
bomber planes in Cuba
The Beginning – Soviet Union
After establishing a relationship with Cuba, they had begun trade
and sent equipment to Cuba
They had begun building Nuclear bombs on Cuba as USA had
stored Nuclear weapons on Turkey. In return, America helped Turkey
economically as well as the fact that Turkey was apart of NATO
Order of Events
1/1/1959 – Fidel castro takes control of Cuba after Cuban
19/12/1960 – Cuba aligns itself with the Soviet union
17/4/1961 – The Bay of Pigs incident happens.
14/8/1962 – pictures of Missiles on Cuba are taken using Spy planes
18/8/1962 – Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, assures John F.
Kennedy that the missiles are only there for Cuba’s Protection.
Order of Events
23/8/1962 – Kennedy receives letter from Nikita Khrushchev saying
that there is a serious threat to peace and security of people.
26/8/1962 – Kennedy receives letter proposing to remove missiles of
Cuba if it is publically announced that they won’t invade Cuba.
27/8/1962 – An American U-2 plane is shot down over Cuba and
Kennedy accepts Khrushchev’s offer.
28/8/1962 – Khrushchev announces that he has agreed to remove
the missiles from and Cuba and in return the Us Agrees to remove
their Nuclear missiles from Turkey.
Reason Behind Cuba and USA
Cuba was a source of income for the US as Cuba had lots of sugar
and other crops that were useful for business
The US took advantage of this and made a deal with Cuba which
let them have their independence but they still had to follow the
rules of America and America invested lots of money into Cuba’s
sugar business and made lots of money.
The Fidel Castro lead revolution damaged majority of this business
and damaged the connections between USA and Cuba.
After Cuba began affiliating with the Soviet Union, USA severed all
ties with Cuba.
Results of the Cuban Missile Crisis -
More control over nuclear weapons
An agreement was made that there would be no use of nuclear
weapons by either side.
This created the Detente which destroyed most tension between
the USSR and the US.
Results of Cuban Missile Crisis -
Cuba’s growth has been incapacitated and all imports and exports
have been stopped between Cuba and other countries.
This made Cuba very poor in comparison to what they could have
been, being a country right next to the US
Beginning of the End
Fidel Castro’s younger brother Raul had made an agreement with
Barack Obama that they will end all cold war hostility and restore
diplomatic ties between Cuba and America.
This agreement, brought an end to 50 years of conflict between
Cuba and America.
How does the conflict affect
The chances of using nuclear weapons in a war have become very
low as both USSR and the US had the capability to end the world
and it became clear to them that if they had used that level of
weaponry then they would have surely ended the world.
What can we learn from the
Cuban Missile Crisis?
Conflicts can be resolves with minimal amount violence
Good things can come out of conflict such as the mutual
agreement against nuclear weapons
Leadership is very important in any situation as someone needs to
take control of the situation and guide everyone through the
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