When was the communist revolution in China?
When did Stalin develop his own atom bomb?
How long did the Korean War last for?
On what date did the USSR develop the ICBM?
15th May 1957
What does ICBM stand for?
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
When did JFK become President and how old was he?
January 1961, 43
Name two US ICBMs
What type of missile is fired from a submarine?
Where in Europe did the US have nuclear missile bases?
Turkey, Britain, West Germany, France
Name the leader of the USSR during the Missile Crisis
When was the Cuban Revolution?
Who took over Cuba during the revolution?
Who was the US backed leader Castro overthrew?
When did the USA put Batista in charge of Cuba?
What did Castro appoint to his government?
What was swapped for Soviet machinery?
How far from the USA was Cuba?
90 miles/160 km
When did the USA stop buying Cuban sugar?
When did the USA ban all trade with Cuba?
How much was the trade agreement between the USSR and Cuba worth?
When did Cuba announce that it was communist?
How many Soviet technicians were there in Cuba?
When did the USSR say it would not put missiles on Cuba?
When did spy planes take pictures of missiles?
How long would it take for the Cuban missiles to be operational?
Name 4 of JFK’s options to deal with the missiles
What group did JFK form to advise him?
When did the blockade begin?
When did the two sides agree on a resolution?
Why could the USA be seen as winning?
Missiles removed, Turkish missiles kept secret
Why could the USSR be seen as winning?
Cuba remained communist and armed
What did the USA and USSR do to prevent future war?
Hotline Whitehouse – Kremlin, Test ban treaty 1963