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Consequences for Kennedy

Strengthened his presidency
Knowledge of US missiles being removed from Turkey was not revealed to public until 1968
At US congressional elections the democrats won their biggest majority in over 20 years

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Consequences for Castro

Castro was furious with Khrushchev for not consulting Castro about the removal of nuclear weapons from Cuba
Castro regarded the crisis as a moral defeat for communism
USSR continued to provide economic aid to Cuba

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Consequences for Krushchev

Soviet military didnt forgive Khrushchev
humiliation for Khrushchev
led to him loosing power in 1964
however he could claim that he got the US missiles in Turkey removed

4

When was the hotline introduced?

June 1963

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When was the nuclear test ban treaty?

August 1963

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What was the nuclear test ban treaty?

Prevented the testing of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, in space or underwater
Testing still permitted underground