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THE COLD WAR DIVIDES THE WORLD

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  1. THECOLD WARDIVIDESTHEWORLD

  2. 1959Fidel Castro leads a revolution in Cuba

  3. 1. How did revolution affect Cuba? • First: Economy, Health Care & Literacy improved • Later: Harsh dictatorship violated basic rights

  4. 1961Castro turns back Cuban invasion at Bay of Pigs

  5. 2. Why did the U.S. support the invasion? • U.S. relations w/ Cuba had gone sour. Based mainly on Castro’s communist ties.

  6. 1962United States demands that Soviets withdraw missiles from Cuba

  7. 3. How was the Cuban Missile Crisis resolved? • U.S. blockade of Cuba, troops put on alert • Khrushchev removes missiles w/ U.S. promise not to invade Cuba

  8. 1979Communist Sandinista rebels overthrow dictatorship in Nicaragua

  9. 4. What were the consequences of civil war for Nicaragua? • A weakened economy & Political unrest

  10. 1981Iran releases U.S. hostages

  11. 5. Why did the Ayatollah Khomeini hate the United States? • The U.S. had supported the Shah & the westernization of Iran

  12. 1988UN ceasefire ends hostilities between Iraq & Iran

  13. 6. What part did the U.S. play in this Muslim war? • Secretly sold arms to Iran (Iran - Contra Affair)

  14. 1989Soviet union withdraws its forces from Afghanistan

  15. 7. How was the Soviet involvement in Afghanistan similar to U.S. involvement in Vietnam? • Both were long, costly wars • Superpowers overpowered by rebel forces