The Cuban Missle Crisis

  • Fidel assume's power.

    Fidel assume's power.
    SourceFidel Castro assumed power after the cuban revolution.
    Cuba openly aligns itself with the soviet union and their policies. It was not a war it was a conflict. The soviet Union consists of modern-day Russia and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and stretched from Baltic and Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
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    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to a nuclear war. It was a tense time when the US was ready to punce on the Cuban territory and the Soviet Union, or Russia, was willign to defend the island using nucleat means. But thankfully as time progressed the world was spared from witnessing another bloodshed. The two men who were smart enough to avert a possible World War III were. President JFK, and Premier Nikita Krucshchev.
  • JFK's Pledge

    JFK's Pledge
    President Kennedy pledges the U.S. will not intervene militarily to
    overthrow Castro. Castro was a very bad dictator in Cuba. JFK did not want to get involved in other countries problems, also they were a part of the Soviet Union so they had a lot of power to help them if they need help.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    sourceBacked by the U.S., a group of Cuban exiles invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in an attempt to trigger an anti-Castro rebellion. The invasion fails and more than a thousand Cuban rebels are captured by Castro's forces.The people captured were CIA trained officers, and their action were very unsuccessful.
  • Castro's Announcement

    Castro's Announcement
    Castro announced that Cuba is taking measure that would make any direct U.S. attack on Cuba the equivalent of World War. He claims that the U.S.S.R. has invested greatly in helping defend his country. He inferred that the Cuban government would harm the US with very bad weapons. The U.S.S.R was going to help them harm the US.
  • John McCone sends Memo

    John McCone sends Memo
    sourceCIA Director John McCone sends a memo to J.F.K expressing his belief that Soviet medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs) will be deployed in Cuba. He feared for the safety of the people leaving in Cuba at the time, but i think he is more worried about the Americans in Cuba and he wanted them out if the country safely.
  • Senator kenneth

    Senator kenneth
    Senator Kenneth Keating tells the Senate that there is evidence of Soviet missile installations in Cuba. Keating urges Kennedy to take action. He wanted to fight fire with fire. Even though the President did not want to use weapon, the J.F.K organization was pressuring him to make that decision.
  • Russia warsn USA

    Russia warsn USA
    In a speech to the UN, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko warns that an American attack on Cuba could mean war with the Soviet Union. It would cause World War III. The U.S.S.R would attack the US because that are in cahoots with Cuba. The US would probably be annihilated by all of the countries of the Soviet Union.
  • Flight Over Western Cuba

    Flight Over Western Cuba
    Kennedy orders a U-2 reconnaissance flight over western Cuba, delayed by bad weather until the 14th. He was trying to see how everything is from a birds eye view, but heavy rain, and thunderstorms stopped him from doing so. He had to wait a 5 days before the can know the current situation of Cuba.
  • Quarentine of Cuba

    Quarentine of Cuba
    Kennedy is told by General Maxwell Taylor that an air strike could not guarantee to destroy all Soviet missiles in Cuba. Kennedy decides on a quarantine of Cuba for the time being. Kennedy requests that the press not deny him the "element of surprise" or he warns, "I don't know what the Soviets will do." Another U-2 flight that day reveals bombers and Migs being rapidly assembled and cruise missile sites being built on Cuba's northern shore
  • Crisis Begins

    Crisis Begins
    the missile crisis begins. the US GMAIC believed that there was no nuclear warheads were being taken place in Cuba but the US spy agencies explain that they have seen missiles out in Cuba already. A missile with a 2,200 nautical mile range, more than twice the range of the SS-4 MRBMs). The problem is that none of these things were ever shipped to Cuba, the US denied it. the president said that if they tried to interfere it would cause a WWW III.
  • Compromise

    A CIA report from that morning states that there was no halt in progress in the development of the missile sites and another reconnaissance flight reveals the Soviets were also attempting to camouflage the missiles. Fomin proposes the dismantling of Soviet bases under U.N. supervision in exchange for a public pledge from the U.S. not to invade Cuba. Khrushchev sends another letter to Kennedy proposing removing his missiles if Kennedy would publicly announce never to invade Cuba.
  • End of the Crisis

    End of the Crisis
    Khrushchev announced over Radio Moscow that he has agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba. He is the lead of the Soviet Union, and he is tired of the other countries invading his country. By removing the Missiles from Cuba, he stopped World War III from happening. He defused a bomb to the worlds eruption.