Cold War: Events Leading up to Cuban Missle Crisis

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In History
  • End of WWII

    End of WWII
    Japan Surrenders End of WWII
  • Marshall Plan is Introduced

    Marshall Plan is Introduced
    Plan dedicated to helping countries affected by Communism
  • Korean War Begins

    Korean War Begins
    Korean War begins between communist north and democratic south
  • Korean War Ends

    Korean War Ends
    In 1953, the war ceased with an armistice that restored the border between the Koreas near the 38th Parallel
  • Cuba taken over by communist Fidel Castro

    Cuba taken over by communist Fidel Castro
  • Cuba allies itself with USSR

    Cuba allies itself with USSR
  • Bay of Pigs

    CIA tries to sneak attack Communist Cuba with old Cuban defects and fail
  • A U-2 flying over western Cuba obtains photographs of missile sites

     A U-2 flying over western Cuba obtains photographs of missile sites
  • Kennedy Addresses the Nation

    Kennedy Addresses the Nation
  • Khrushchev letter to Kennedy

    Khrushchev letter to Kennedy
    Kennedy receives a letter from Khrushchev in which Khrushchev states that there is a, "serious threat to peace and security of peoples." Robert Kennedy speaks with Ambassador Dobrynin
  • Khrushchev announces over Radio Moscow that he has agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba

    Khrushchev announces over Radio Moscow that he has agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba