Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis

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  • Batista was a repressive leader and was very unpopular with Cuban People.
  • Castro built an arm in the mountains in Sierra. When Batista's army went to defeat it they had gone.
  • They've gone...
  • When Batista found Castro had headed towards the Capital of Cuba he ran away. Castro became the new Cuban leader is 1959.
  • Cuba
  • Welcome Castro!
  • Eisenhower ordered the CIA to find out how to overthrow Cuba. Castro promised hostility to the US but wanted no interference to running Cuba. US spies later found out he signed a $100 million trade document with Krushchev.
  • He needs to be stopped!
  • Or we could be friends!
  • Castro suspected Kennedy would attempt to invade Cuba, he did not plan to but he refused a Soviet Sattelite.
  • Our friendship is over!
  • You broke our agreement!
  • Kennedy sent 1400 troops to invade Cuba, they were deafted by 20,000 Cuban troops and all killed. The US did not want to attack Cuba again.Kennedy was viewed as weak by Cuba and the USSR.
  • Unlucky I guess.
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