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Cuban Missile Crisis

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  • Kennedy's letter to Khrushchev

    Kennedy's letter to Khrushchev
    The letter from Kennedy was sent expressing his plans on what to do with Cuba without enflaming the international atmosphere. Kennedy wanted Khrushchev to cooperate with his future plans, this letter was not responded to or was anything done in making progress with Kennedy's plans. Infact later on Kennedy sent another letter except he took a different approach in talking about future plans with Khrushchev
  • United States/Cuba Embargo (Sloane)

    United States/Cuba Embargo  (Sloane)
    In February 1962, the United States participated in an embargo against Cuba, and General Edward Lansdale presented a 26-page timetable to plan the overthrow of the Cuban Government. The Cuban government did not respond positively and this drew them closer to the Soviet Union. Today, we are still in an embargo.
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    Timeline of Cuban-American Relations

  • Second Declaration of Havana

    Second Declaration of Havana
    On this day, Fidel Castro made a speech entitled the Second Declaration of Havana. In his speech Castro told of the abuse Cuba and other Latin American nations had been subjected to at the hands of the United States, Spain, and other capitalist powers. Castro accused these powers of seeking only economic gain, despite their pretense of protecting less powerful nations, and swore that the United States was slowly but surely encroaching upon its own failure. (Three days prior to US trade embargo.)
  • Soviet Union Naval Plans in Support of Operation Anadyr

     Soviet Union Naval Plans in Support of Operation Anadyr
    This document outlines a naval plan to send ships loaded with cargo, particularly weapons such as missiles to supply Cuba with. Their main goal is to protect the Cuban island from the invasion of U.S. forces. This plan was a part of Operation Anadyr (a plan to permit the US. from invasion of Cuba) which eventually resulted in the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis; harsh relations between the U.S. and Russia continued after this situation came into effect.
  • Kennedy visited by Andrei Gromyko

    Andrei Gromyko is telling president Kennedy that the Soviet Union is aiding Cuba only for defense. Not as a threat to the United States.
  • Kennedy Meets With EXCOMM

    Kennedy Meets With EXCOMM
    Kennedy met with members of EXCOMM and other top advisors regarding the remaning solutions to the missile crisis. There were two remaining options: an air strike against Cuban missile bases or a naval blockade. A full scale invasion was not the administration's first option, but they did support the naval blockade and agreed that something had to be done.
  • First Positive Indication of Soviet Submarines Deployments into Western Atlantic

    The Soviets had multiple Foxtrot and Zulu class submarines all over the Atlantic from areas around Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Azores islands and the windwar island chain. This is significant because it showed the U.S. that the Soviets were 100 percent ready for war.
  • Kruchchev's response to Kennedy

    This is very important to the Cuban missile crisis because this is when Krushchev told Kennedy that the Soviet Union won't cooperate the U.S. asking to pull the missiles out of Cuba.
  • Letter from Castro to Khrushchev

    Letter from Castro to Khrushchev
    Letter from Castro to Khrushchev stating that Cuba would like the USSR's support in the possible USA invasion of Cuba. Basically, they're asking for help and/or missles. This could determine the fate of the USA, Cuba, and the USSR by initiating a nuclear war.
  • Khrushchev to Kennedy: A proposal for the removal of missiles from both Cuba and Turkey

    Khrushchev to Kennedy: A proposal for the removal of missiles from both Cuba and Turkey
    This letter was a propsal from Nitika Khrushchev stating that the Soviets would remove their missles in Cuba if the Americans remove their missiles from Turkey. Khrushchev pointed out the hypocracy of the United States freaking out about Russia's misslies based in Cuba when the United States had missiles based in Turkey, which bordered the Soviet Union, that were much closer and had the potential to be a lot more deadly. Khrushchev also urged the U.S. to solve the crisis quickly and quietly.
  • Letter from Castro to Khrushehev

    In this letter Castro told Khrushehev his opinion about the situation. Castro told him that the Soviets need to be more ready for war, however Khrushehev ended up removing the weapons from Cuba, lessenign the chance of war. This all showed how little the Soviets cared about Cuban input.
  • Letter To Khrushchev

    Kennedy sent a letter to Khrushchev promoting Khrushchev's ideas and expressing Kennedy's excitement about the ideas that they had come up with over the past few months, which were mainly taking weapons out of Cuba, and establishing security throughout Cuba. This letter was sent the day before the missile crisis ended, meaning these ideas had followed through and worked. Cuba's missiles were being inspected and removed, but the conflict was not completely over. (See later events).
  • Fidel Castro Fears of an Attack Against Cuba

    Fidel Castro sends letter to the leader of the Soviet Union, that he is almost certain that an attack against Cuba was imminent. He is seeking the support of the Soveit Union to help in defending Cuba against anyone who attacks it. The Soviet Union responds saying that they pledge their support to Cuba, and will help them if they are indeed attacked.
  • Solution preventing Cuba from Invasion

    Solution preventing Cuba from Invasion
    This letter from Nikita Khrushchev to Fidel Castro is a soltuion to prevent Cuba from invasion of the United States. Khrushchev explains to Castro that he should remain firm and patient and not do anything his enmies could use against him. Was sent the day when tensions started to ease about the Cuban missle crisis.
  • Agreement Made Between U.S. and Russia About the Nuclear Weapons in Cuba

    Agreement Made Between U.S. and Russia About the Nuclear Weapons in Cuba
    The agreement included not only the Soviets removing the weapons from Cuba, but the U.S. also had to remove their missiles from Turkey. It's significant because this was in the middle of the Cold War and removing the weapons in both places showed that the two countries were working towards a more stable relationship.
  • Letter to Nikita Khrushchev from Fidel Castro regarding defending Cuban air space

    Letter to Nikita Khrushchev from Fidel Castro regarding defending Cuban air space
    The Soviet Union was shooting down American planes. Fidel Casrto sent a letter to Nikita Khrushchev asking to take part in the shooting down of American planes.
  • Letter from Kennedy to Khrushchev

    Kennedy sent a letter to Khrushchev saying that he should not use nuclear missiles and if he does he should be much more careful. instead of just launching them they should do test bombings so that they know what they are doing when the right time comes.
  • Letter from Khrushehev to Kennedy

    In his letter, Khrushehev said that the Soviets would dismantle the missiles and return them to the Soviet Union btu they also asked the U.S. stop flying over Russia adn Cuba. His letter was significant because it led to the agreement that was made between the U.S. and the Soviet Union
  • Khrushchev announces that he has agreed to remove missles from the coast of Cuba

    Khrushchev announces that he has agreed to remove missles from the coast of Cuba
  • Nikita Khrushchev Sends Letter to Fidel Castro

    Nikita Khrushchev sends a letter to Fidel Castro, resonding to a letter that Castro had sent, saying that the Soviet Union will support Cuba. They say that Cuba should be thankful that the Soviet Union has helped them
  • A.I Mikoyan and Fidel Castro Meet

    A.I Mikoyan and Fidel Castro Meet
    This meeting was significant because it was directley after the missle crisis. Fidel summarizes the whole crisis from Cubas perspective and states the Cuban people's frustration in the removal of the weapons. Fidel continuously states his dissapointment and anger towards the russians as well as the United States and also notes that even after the weapons were removed, not much changed regardidng the US' involvment in Cuba.
  • The Actual Deal

    The Actual Deal
    This is the last day of the 13 days of the Cuban Missle Crisis. They come to the conclusion that missles in Cuba would be dismantled and returned to the USSR in exchange for an American promise not to invae the island. This was all directed by President Kennedy.