SS assignment { Cold War } (Part I)

SS assignment { Cold War } (Part I)

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  • President Kennedy places Fulgencio Batista as President of Cuba. Tensions grew as Batista made the Cubans more and more angry with his choices. Soon after he became President, he was overthrown by Castro and his revolting cubans.
  • After General Fulgencio Batista was overthrown. The CIA and the 1,400 american-trained Cubans who fled their homes launched a what was believed to be by the leaders a full-scale invasion. Fulgencio knew about the attack well before it happened. Fulgencio's troops ended up swiftly defeating and capturing the rebellious Cubans.
  • As tensions grow between the USA and Cuba.  President Kennedy cuts off all trade with the Cubans and sends a blockade in response to the overthrowing. Castro asks the Soviet Union to help them in their campaign against the USA. The Soviets agree and open trade to Cuba, as well as send Ballistic missiles to launch towards the United States...
  •  Khrushchev sends hundreds of missles, advisors and troops to the Cubans. Cuba gears up and perpares to launch the missles at the United States in a nuclear hail storm of death and descrution. 
  • Soon after the missiles are transferred the USA gets suspicious of Cuba and starts to send U-2 Spy planes to investigate. While on these missions they discover the missiles that were transferred to Cuba. The USA reacts immediately and contacts president JFK (John F. Kennedy).
  • The United Nations hears of the situation and pushes the United States and the Soviet Union to work out an agreement before they start a Nuclear war. Finally after perssure from the UN, JFK and Khrushchev start to work together to come to an agreement.
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