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Cuban Missile Crisis. By: Zach Frye. The Players. Nikita Khrushchev. Premier of the Soviet Union Born: 1894. Died: 1971 Born in Kalinovka, Russia Worked as shepherd and locksmith Joined communist party in 1918 Attended communist high school in 1921. Nikita Khrushchev (con.).

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nikita khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Premier of the Soviet Union
  • Born: 1894. Died: 1971
  • Born in Kalinovka, Russia
  • Worked as shepherd and locksmith
  • Joined communist party in 1918
  • Attended communist high school in 1921
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Nikita Khrushchev (con.)
  • Became head of communist party in 1953
  • Became Premier in 1958
  • Did not want war with western countries
  • Wanted peaceful co-existence with all notions
  • Worked to expand economic competition with all nations
fidel castro
Fidel Castro
  • Premier of Cuba
  • Born: 1926
  • Born in Mayari, Cuba
  • Attended University of Havana
  • Opened law office with two partners
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Fidel Castro(con.)
  • Ran for election to Cuban House of Representatives
  • Held rebellion and was captured
  • Sentenced to 15 years
  • Released early and exiled to Mexico
  • January 1, 1959 assumed control of Cuba
john f kennedy
John F. Kennedy
  • President of the United States
  • Born: 1917 Died: 1963
  • Born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Enrolled in Harvard and graduated in four years
  • Entered the U.S. Navy in WW2
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John F. Kennedy(con.)
  • Commanded boat that was rammed by Japanese
  • Rescued several crew members but contracted malaria
  • Was told by soviets they would not put nuclear weapons in Cuba
  • Like Khrushchev hoped for no armed conflict
october 15 1962
October 15, 1962
  • Reconnaissance photos caught soviets under construction in Cuba
  • Early the next day President Kennedy was informed
  • Organization of EX-COMM
  • Ordered and naval quarantine of Cuba
october 22 1962
October 22, 1962
  • President Kennedy informs public of quarantine
  • Demanded Nikita Khrushchev remove all missiles from Cuba
  • Premier Khrushchev ordered if U.S. invasion launch the nukes
october 27 1962
October 27, 1962
  • A U.S. U-2 spy plane was shot down over Cuba
  • EX-COMM receives another letter demanding U.S. removal of nuclear weapons in Turkey in exchange for soviet missiles
  • Attorney Gen. Robert Kennedy ignored the second letter and accepted the first letter
october 28 1962
October 28, 1962
  • Khrushchev announced dismantle of nuclear arms in Cuba
  • Also soviet light bombers removed from Cuba
  • U.S. agreed to not invade Cuba in order to resolve tensions
  • Further negotiations were held to ensure peace
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