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Cuban Missile Crises

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U 2 small square Assembling of Missiles in Cuba - U-2 spy plane (takes overhead shots) and see missiles being set up in Cuba - Suspicion of the missiles that were caught on camera from the U-2 spy plane was assigned by Kennedy himself - East coast and midwest of US are easy for Cuba to target with their missiles in case anything occurs against the Soviet Union
Kennedy and khrushchev wl400 small square Appeal to Kennedy and Executive Community - Tell Kennedy (president) about the missiles in Cuba - Based on where the missiles are in Cuba was able to hit Washington in a matter of minutes (10) - Holds a meeting with the executive community (national security council) - What to do about the crisis occurring - Their missiles look like a first strike offensive attack - Communist Leader Kruschev
2012 09 21 jfk and gromyko1 small square Kennedy Meets Andrei Gromyko Andrei states - that the missiles are not offensive weapons - only used for the missiles are for defence - People see it as a deadly threat that could lead to WWIII - Krushchev probably tells him otherwise in order to cover up their use of missiles
St a26 25 62 widecrop small square Decisions to Avoid Conflict with Soviet Union - Options to get Cuban missiles taken out: - Maybe blockade Cuba (act of war/ starvation) - Air attacks on the missile silos - Invade Cuba - Thought would work the best - Army and navy get ready for any attack
Url small square Agreement and Speech to Public - Puts out for the first speech: talks to the US about whats going on - Tries to tell the people about how there won't be another war - Kennedy Administration: decide to filter the shipments and turn back ships that carry defensive weapons
Cuban missiles khrushchev letter m small square Krushchev Responds to Kennedy's Administration - Soviet Union denies Kennedy Administration and says its an act of aggression and will continue to ship their missiles to Cuba - They find it to be not fair due to the United States having missiles pointed at them in Turkey and Italy, while they aren't allowed to have missiles in Cuba - This urges Soviet Union to put their missiles close by
13 small square Kennedy Answers - Kennedy replies: we cannot tolerate these missiles on the US borders - 14 soviet ships turned away back from Cuba - Possible that Krushchev is easing up?
121015023142 02 cuban missile 1015 horizontal gallery small square Krushchev Tries to Reason - Krushchev replies: we have no attention to attack US for no reason but to defending our allies - Turkey and Italy (allies of US) have missiles pointed at Soviet and Cuba wants to put missiles in their allies territory towards US - State that if they promise to not attack Cuba and we will take away the missiles
Russia u 2 spy plane 2010 4 30 11 11 3 small square Turning Point of Conflict - Krushchev changes thought: states that he will take out the missiles out of Cuba if US removes their missiles from Turkey and Italy - This would seem like an act of weakness to the US public, but was a good idea that makes him look like he won this battle - U-2 spy plane shot down over Cuba - local decision by a cuban and Krushchev didn't want that - Kennedy: agree to first statement: they will not invade Cuba if they remove missiles while not taking out their missiles in Turkey/ Italy
Xeu6b.wiph2.91 small square Agreement and Hidden Purposes - Krushchev changes thought: states that he will take out the missiles out of Cuba if US removes their missiles from Turkey and Italy - U-2 spy plane shot down over Cuba - local decision by a cuban and Krushchev didn't want that - Kennedy: agree to first statement: they will not invade Cuba if they remove missiles while not taking out their missiles in Turkey/ Italy - One of the biggest scares in the United States
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Cuban Missile Crises - Part of Cold War - Race between the East and West about who has the greater nuclear weapons in the world - Cuba was one of the countries that the US wanted to convert to democracy, which Soviet Union did not want happening