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Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Post Cuban Revolution

    Post Cuban Revolution
    Fidel Castro becomes leader.
  • Period: to

    Cuban Missile Crisis

  • International Relations

    International Relations
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    Cuban rebels backed by U.S. soldiers invaded Cuba in attempt to start a full antiCastro rebellion.
  • Spy game

    Spy game
    Kennedy ordered U-2 flights over western Cuba.
  • Discovery

    U-2 discovers western missile sites.
  • Discouraging news

    Discouraging news
    Kennedy learns that a full airstrike would not destroy all of the missiles in Cuba.
  • End of Crisis

    End of Crisis
    Kruschev agrees to remove all the missiles from Cuba.