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COLD WAR continues1960’s

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Fidel Castro and Cuba

After assuming power in 1959, Fidel Castro transformed Cuba into the first communist state in the Western HemisphereBay of Pigs April 1961 ex·pa·tri·ate - give up residence in one’s homeland and denounce allegiance to them Take notes during clip I.N. pg 29 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qXZp8bxpNY : i-29 summarize Bay of Pigs

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* October 1962, U.S. U-2 spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built by the Soviet Union on the island of Cuba.13 days in Oct. on the brink of nuclear war“On the 8th day of the crisis, October 24, 1962, The U.S. has set up a naval blockade around Cuba. President Kennedy is doing what he can to avoid armed conflict and still stand up to the Soviet ships that appear to attempt to run the blockade. This was the first of many days during the 13-day crisis that looked like the U.S. and the Soviet Union were going to engage in all-out nuclear conflict.”Continue notes pg 29 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZAwvCKo

Why ? Russia wanted nukes close to us the rest of the story was kept secret and classified until recently (2001). We came closer to nuclear war than we even thought

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Cuban Missile Crisis continues

– The rest of the story.. why would USSR agree to remove the missiles? Secrets of the Dead:  The man who saved the world. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VPY2SgyG5w

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Conclusion?

What was the Secret deal that the US and USSR made to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis?Read 3 documents answer guided questions i-28

“If we go into Cuba we have to realize that we are taking a chance that these missiles, which are ready to fire, won’t be fired.... The fact is that that is one hell of a gamble.” —President John F. Kennedy, October 22, 1962

“It horrifies me to think what would have happened in the event of an invasion of Cuba!... It would have been an absolute disaster for the world.... No one should believe that a U.S. force could have been attacked by tactical nuclear warheads without responding with nuclear warheads. And where would it have ended? In utter disaster.” —Kennedy’s Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara

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