rwr asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Cuban Missile Crisis powerpoint?

I need topics from cuban missile crisis to make a powerpoint with at least 15 slides.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Cuban Missile Crisis: A Thirteen Day Standoff, October 1962

    What was it? A Cold war showdown between the US and Soviet Union on Cuban soil.

    Core: Reconnaissance photos and intelligence from the US Naval base at Guantanamo Bay revealed a buildup of "Soviet offensive military posture" in Cuba.

    Routine air patrols were being conducted and training was being carried out at Key West, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and Guantanamo.

    The Soviet military buildup in Cuba was the world's closest brush with nuclear war.

    The missiles were capable of hitting targets across most of the United States.

    The US responded with economic pressure by implementing a military blockade of the the island of Cuba.

    Kennedy addresses the American public to announce the military tensions and subsequent blockade.

    Nikita Kruschev denies the buildup, but insists that the US remove similar missiles from Turkey.

    ABC reporter John Scalli became the pivotal go-between who negotiated a solution between KGB Station Chief Aleksandr Fomin and US Attorney General Bobby Kennedy.

    Agreement: The USSR agreed to remove the weapons under UN supervision.

    Castro would publicly announce not to accept nuclear weapons or ballistic missiles in the future, in exchange for a public statement by the U.S. that they would never invade Cuba.

    Kruschev personally wrote a long and emotional letter assuring the US that he agreed to the terms of the Scali negotiation.

    Castro, however, was convinced a US invasion was imminent and he dictated a letter to Khrushchev that called for a preemptive strike on the U.S.

    The Soviets in Cuba shot down an American U2 spy plane.

    Kennedy agreed to remove all missiles set in Turkey on the border of the Soviet Union in exchange for Khrushchev removing all missiles in Cuba.

    Khrushchev announced on Radio Moscow, "The Soviet government, in addition to previously issued instructions on the cessation of further work at the building sites for the weapons, has issued a new order on the dismantling of the weapons which you describe as 'offensive' and their crating and return to the Soviet Union."

    Cuba felt betrayed by the Soviets.

    The US Military believed this was a major defeat, even though war was averted.

    The US and USSR implemented new communications methods to prevent the need for "intermediaries". This included a direct phone line from the White House to the Kremlin.

    Most believe Kruschev acted independently of his advisors to settle the showdown. Most also believe that Kennedy overrode his own military advisors.

    In the end, war in Cuba was averted and the missiles were removed.

  • 4 years ago

    Ok I will do this fast 1. Slide showing the Soviet Union in 1963 2. Slide showing cuba 3. Slide showing Castro and Kruschev meeting. 4. Slide showing Russian Missile 5. Slide showing Kennedy with cabinet having a meeting 6. Slide showing US carrier off Cuba in 1963 7. Slide showing comparative armed nuclear strength of USA and USSR in 1963 8. Slide showing range of US cities from missle bases in Cuba 9. Slide showing range of Russian cities from US missile bases in Turkey 10. Slide that says US Victory with a question mark next to it. The entire point of the Cuban Missile crises is that the world saw it as a US Victory when in fact the Russians got the US to withdraw its missles from Turkey due to it.

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