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Beat the teacher. Think of as many consequences (results) of the Cuban Missile Crisis1962. Kennedy appeared to have won this war of words as the Soviets had backed down. People began to view Kennedy as a great statesman.

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Beat the teacher

Think of as many consequences (results) of the Cuban Missile Crisis1962.

  • Kennedy appeared to have won this war of words as the Soviets had backed down.
  • People began to view Kennedy as a great statesman.
  • Khrushchev faced humiliation from people in Russia for backing down and further criticism from Mao Zedong the communist leader of China.
  • Khrushchev saw it as a personal victory as he knew he had saved Cuba and knew about the missiles being removed from Turkey.
  • Khrushchev was sacked as the leader of the Soviet Union.
  • Amidst the tension the world sighed in relief.
  • A hot line was set up between The Whitehouse and the Kremlin in Moscow.
  • 1963- Partial Test Ban Both countries agree to stop testing Nuclear bombs
  • 1968- Nuclear Non-proliferation- countries agreed to stop developing Nuclear bombs and the spread prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.
  • Led to the SALT talks (strategic arms limitation talks)
  • Led to a period of Dentente (a thaw in the Cold War)
  • Relations almost improved because of the scare.
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Czechoslovakia The Prague Spring 1968

He was unpopular because CZ economy had been suffered. Standards of living had dropped because they had very few consumer goods.

Novotny introduced a New Economic model which produced far more consumer goods, but they were too expensive to buy., This made him more unpopular.

The Czechoslovakian leader, since 1957, was called Novotny, he was extremely unpopular. He was a hard line Stalinist.

The location of Czechoslovakia was very important. It bordered with West Germany and pierced 700 miles into the Eastern Block.

In the Spring of 1968 he introduced a series of reforms known as the Prague Spring reforms.

The leader of the Soviet Union Brezhnev withdrew his support for Novotny once he realised how unpopular he was.

Dubcek’s reforms led to opponents of communism demand for more changes.

Novotny was replaced by Alexander Dubcek. He believed in ‘socialism with a human face’.

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The leaders of Poland and east Germany were concerned about the string relationship between CZ and West Germany. They demanded something be done.

August 1968 hundreds of thousands of soldiers backed from E Germany, Hungary And Poland.

In June 1968 a Socialist Democratic party is set up to rival the communist party.

Ludvik Vaculic then published a manifesto called The Two Thousand words, in which he called for people to demand for more extreme reforms.

Students who were unarmed pulled down or swapped street signs to confuse soldiers. They climbed on top of tanks to plead with the soldiers.

There was no armed resistance from the Czech army and fewer than 100 people were killed..

Czechoslovakians threw petrol bombs at tanks that entered Wenceslas Square.

Dubcek and the other leaders were arrested and taken to democracy. The Czechoslovakians move towards democracy had failed