Cuban Missile Crisis

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Cuban Missile Crisis

  1. 1. Cuban Missile Crisis <br />
  2. 2. Background…<br /><ul><li>Cuba was an American protectorate
  3. 3. They had a dictator (Batista) backed with American $$$
  4. 4. 1959—popular revolution led by Castro overthrows Batista
  5. 5. Castro aligns Cuba with the USSR
  6. 6. Many middle class Cubans escape to Florida
  7. 7. Eisenhower’s CIA puts together the Bay of Pigs plan (epic fail for the US)
  8. 8. Castro asks for protection against another US invasion, so he gets…</li></li></ul><li>
  9. 9. U-2 Spy Plane used by US in Cold War<br />
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  18. 18. Make a list of options first, then decide.<br />If you were JFK, what would you choose to do?<br />
  19. 19. What did he choose?<br />DefCon2 issued (2nd highest state of readiness)<br />Blockade (call it a quarantine)<br />Shoot warning shot; if no response, disable rudder of Soviet ship<br />Negotiate<br />Agree never to invade Cuba<br />Remove missiles from Turkey<br />USSR removed the Cuban missiles<br />No nuclear war!<br />

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