Flashcards in Causes of the Cuban missile crisis Deck (15):
What parts of the Cuban economy did the USA own?
Who ruled before the Cuban revolution and from when did he rule?
Batista from 1933
When was the cuban leader overthrown?
Batista fled into exile
Castro took over
Why did US-Cuban tensions grow after the Cuban revolution?
April 1959 - New York- Castro's meeting with Nixon went badly
USA condemned the execution of Batista's supporters
Castor's attitude hardened when some of Batista's supporters took refuge in the USA
Castro nationalised the US owned oil refineries in Cuba
When did the USA setup an economic blockade of Cuban sugar?
How did Cuba respond to the US economic blockade?
The SU brought the Cuban sugar and sold Cuba petrol
When did Castro embrace communism?
When was the by of pigs invasion?
How many cuban exiles invaded the bay of pigs
What happened at the bay of pigs?
Cuban exiles were quickly overwhelmed by the Cuban army and air force
humiliation for Kennedy who couldn't hide US involvement
What did the USSR do after the bay of pigs?
Supplied Cuba with MIG jets and surface to air missiles
When was Operation mongoose?
What was operation mongoose?
A CIA secret program involving mass sabotage in Cuba
between January and July 1962 there were 60 000 acts of sabotage such as murder and arson
USA also held large scale military exercises in the Caribbean to increase the pressure on cuba
When did the USSR install nuclear weapons in Cuba?