THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS 1962

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Khrushchev secretly begins installing nuclear missiles in Cuba. US discovers the plan and blockades Cuba. 14 day crisis .  the world is on the brink of nuclear confrontation. Soviets back down and agree to remove missiles from Cuba and US agrees not to overthrow Castro. ID: 796810 Download

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THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS 1962

Khrushchev secretly begins installing nuclear missiles in Cuba. US discovers the plan and blockades Cuba. 14 day crisis .  the world is on the brink of nuclear confrontation. Soviets back down and agree to remove missiles from Cuba and US agrees not to overthrow Castro.

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THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS 1962

Khrushchev secretly begins installing nuclear missiles in CubaUS discovers the plan and blockades Cuba14 day crisis  the world is on the brink of nuclear confrontationSoviets back down and agree to remove missiles from Cuba and US agrees not to overthrow Castro

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THE VIETNAM WAR

French w/draw from Vietnam in 1954Vietnam is divided into communist North Vietnam and pro-Western South VietnamUS gets involved help South Vietnam

War lasts from 1964-1973

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THE VIETNAM WAR

Misc. info – The Domino Theory = if one country falls to communism the neighboring countries will fall as wellVietcong = South Vietnamese communist rebelsPresident Lyndon Johnson = send a half million American soldiers to fight in VietnamPresident Richard Nixon = negotiates an end to the war and two years later the communists in the North conquer South Vietnam

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THE END OF EUROPEAN COLONIES

DECOLONIZATION – After WW II Europe gave up its colonies around the worldRising nationalist movements in the non-western worldLoss of European energy and wealth lead to decolonizationBetween 1947 and 1962 almost every colony gains independence and statehood

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AFRICA – THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE

KWAME NKRUMAH – The Gold Coast = GhanaJOMO KENYATTA – Kenya and the Mau MauEGYPT – British backed King Farouk is overthrown in 1952MOROCCO & TUNISIA – independence from France in 1952ALGERIA – war of independence against FranceSOUTH AFRICA – the ANC and Nelson Mandela

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FRENCH WAR IN ALGERIA

Two million French settlers lived in AlgeriaIn 1954 the FLN begins a guerilla war to gain independenceFrance resists and fights a long bitter war in AlgeriaIn 1962 the French leader Charles de Gaulle grants independence to Algeria

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GUERRE d’ALGERIE

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CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

BETWEEN THE WARNew modernizing regime in TurkeyNew modernizing regime in Iraq becomes independent in 1932Saudi Arabia becomes independent in 1932British and French mandates in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine

AFTER WW II

Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon become independent

Palestine – becomes site of conflict between Arabs and Jewish settlers

In 1948 the US endorses creation of an independent Jewish state

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THE CREATION OF ISRAEL 1948

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THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

May 1948 Jews in Palestine declare the creation of IsraelArab neighbors invade Israel but are defeated and driven outThe PLO = the Palestine Liberation Organization formed to fight against Israel

The SIX DAY WAR 1967 – Israel defeats Egypt and Arab neighbors