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1
Q
When was Batista's reign over Cuba (start to end)
A
1939-1959 (20 years)
2
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When did Fidel Castro return to Cuba after he'd been exiled by Batista?
A
1956
3
Q
When did Castro defeat Batista and declare a new Cuba?
A
JANUARY 1959
4
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When did Kennedy take office?
A
(JANUARY) 1961
5
Q
When was the bay of pigs invasion?
A
17(-19) APRIL 1961
6
Q
When was the first time the soviets armed Cuba with nuclear missiles and when did The US/Kennedy find out about this?
A
The first nuclear weapons were armed in Cuba in the SUMMER of 1962. It was not until 14 OCTOBER 1962 that the US realized
7
Q
When was the Cuban blockade (after America found out about the bombs)
A
21 OCTOBER 1962
8
Q
When was America placed in DEFCON 3
A
21 OCTOBER 1962
9
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what happened on 23 OCTOBER 1962
A
Soviet ships approached Cuba. This was a game of brinkmanship.
10
Q
what happened on 24 OCTOBER 1962
A
UN secretary, U Thant, called for a compromise but both ships waited for each other to stand down.
11
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what happened on 25 OCTOBER 1962
A
(7:15 AM) A soviet ship entered the quarantine zone. however, it was allowed to pass as it's an oil tanker.
12
Q
what happened on 26 OCTOBER 1962
A
Kennedy assembled 120 000 US troops in Florida to Cuba, however, Krushchev sent a letter saying he'd remove the missiles.
13
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what happened on 27 OCTOBER 1962
A
US navy detected a Soviet submarine in Cuba. They sent depth charges. Believing the war had started and had no connection to the outside world; the 3 captains almost sent the nuclear torpedos (but only 1 chose to not send them).
Cubans also shot down a soviet spy plane.
Krushchev agreed to remove his missiles but Kennedy the Turkish and Italian missiles as well.
14
Q
when did Krushchev send the letter to Kennedy to remove the Cuban missiles but also the US' Italian and Turkish missiles (in secret)
A
27 OCTOBER 1962
15
Q
When did the US navy discover the Soviet submarine, which almost sent the Nuclear torpedos
A
27 OCTOBER 1962
16
Q
When did Cuba shoot down the soviet spy plane
A
27 OCTOBER 1962
17
Q
When was Krushchev removed from power
A
14 OCTOBER 1964 (two years after Cuban missile crisis)
18
Q
When was the Partial test ban treaty
A
1963
19
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What treaty was signed in 1963
A
The partial test ban treaty of 1963, banned all testing of nuclear arms apart from those which took place underground.