Cuban Missile Crisis

  • The Crisis Begins

    American U2 flights take pictures over Cuba, Later, those photos would be analyzed and it would be discovered that the USSR had been building missile sites
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Missile Sites confirmed

  • Kennedy notified

  • Kennedy notifies the nation

  • Castro urges Khrushchev to nuke the US

  • Khrushchev offers to remove the missiles

  • Black Saturday: American U2 shot down over Cuba. Khrushchev sends Kennedy a second letter demanding harsher terms.

  • The crisis ends: A peaceful resolution is found