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Everything You Need To Know About The Cold War In Cuba To Succeed In APUSH

APUSH Review: The Cold War In Cuba

background on cuba
Background On Cuba
  • Pre-1959:
    • US businesses were active in Cuba (mines, farms, hotels, etc.)
  • January 1, 1959:
    • Castro took control of Cuba, Batista is overthrown
  • US relations with Castro were shaky; he becomes an ally with the Soviet Union
  • 1961, US breaks relations with Cuba
bay of pigs invasion 1961
Bay Of Pigs Invasion (1961)
  • Prior to Eisenhower leaving office, plan was in place to overthrow Castro
    • Cuban exiles (trained by US) would invade Cuba
  • April, 1961 the invasion takes place
    • US does not directly get involved
    • The invasion is a HUGE failure
  • Impact:
    • Cuba and USSR worry about future invasions
cuban missile crisis 1962
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
  • On October 14, US surveillance discover missiles with nuclear capabilities in Cuba
    • Could destroy most of the US
  • JFK quarantined Cuba
    • Would not allow other Soviet ships in
    • Preparing for war
    • Soviets had 42,000 troops in Cuba – could repel a US attack
  • Eventually, the Soviet Union withdrew missiles
    • US promised not to attack Cuba
    • US would withdraw missiles from Turkey
  • Impact?
    • “hot line” established
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