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1 THE COLD WAR DIVIDES THE WORLD

2 1959 Fidel Castro leads a revolution in Cuba

3 1. How did revolution affect Cuba? First: Economy, Health Care & Literacy improved Later: Harsh dictatorship violated basic rights First: Economy, Health Care & Literacy improved Later: Harsh dictatorship violated basic rights

4 1961 Castro turns back Cuban invasion at Bay of Pigs

5 2. Why did the U.S. support the invasion? U.S. relations w/ Cuba had gone sour. Based mainly on Castro’s communist ties. U.S. relations w/ Cuba had gone sour. Based mainly on Castro’s communist ties.

6 1962 United States demands that Soviets withdraw missiles from Cuba

7 3. How was the Cuban Missile Crisis resolved? U.S. blockade of Cuba, troops put on alert Khrushchev removes missiles w/ U.S. promise not to invade Cuba U.S. blockade of Cuba, troops put on alert Khrushchev removes missiles w/ U.S. promise not to invade Cuba

8 1979 Communist Sandinista rebels overthrow dictatorship in Nicaragua

9 4. What were the consequences of civil war for Nicaragua? A weakened economy & Political unrest A weakened economy & Political unrest

10 1981 Iran releases U.S. hostages

11 5. Why did the Ayatollah Khomeini hate the United States? The U.S. had supported the Shah & the westernization of Iran The U.S. had supported the Shah & the westernization of Iran

12 1988 UN ceasefire ends hostilities between Iraq & Iran

13 6. What part did the U.S. play in this Muslim war? Secretly sold arms to Iran (Iran - Contra Affair) Secretly sold arms to Iran (Iran - Contra Affair)

14 1989 Soviet union withdraws its forces from Afghanistan

15 7. How was the Soviet involvement in Afghanistan similar to U.S. involvement in Vietnam? Both were long, costly wars Superpowers overpowered by rebel forces Both were long, costly wars Superpowers overpowered by rebel forces


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