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1 Museum Entrance Welcome to the Lobby What The Cuban Missile Crisis Was Leaders How it Was Resolved What Occurred The Museum of The Cuban Missile Crisis Visit the Curator

2 Name of Museum Curator Information Your curators for this tour are Joel McKinney and Ethan Krasznai. Joel enjoys to play sports, but hates to do his chores. Ethan Krasznai doesn’t like to play sports professional, but like to do outdoor things like hunting, fishing, and camping. Back to Lobby. COLD WAR MUSEUM

3 Name of Museum What it Was COLD WAR MUSEUM

4 Name of Museum Leaders COLD WAR MUSEUM

5 Name of Museum What occurred COLD WAR MUSEUM

6 Name of Museum How it Was Resolved COLD WAR MUSEUM

7 Name of Museum -In the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. came extremely close to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union -Because of JFK’s idea to blockade Cuba instead of having a full on invasion. -If there had been a full on invasion of Cuba, then the Soviets would most likely have sent a nuclear missile into the U.S, and the U.S. would have retaliated, and there would have been a full on nuclear war, which would kill everyone. Near Miss of Nuclear Conflict Back to Room 1

8 Name of Museum -The closet the world has ever come to nuclear war. -These missiles where in range to strike anywhere in the United States -The missile were placed in Cuba in order to threaten the United States Soviet Nuclear Missile Insert Artifact Picture Here Back to Room 1

9 Name of Museum -The two superpowers The United States and The Soviet Union were allies in WWII, but afterward in the cold war, they were enemies. -The United States was allied with Western Europe and other North American countries, while the Soviet Union is allied with Eastern Europe and some of Asia. -In 1962, The Soviet Union placed Nuclear Missile in Cuba, In range of firing on anywhere in the U.S. The U.S. vs. The U.S.S.R. Back to Room 1

10 Name of Museum -The Soviet Missiles were in Cuba -The missiles were going to fire anywhere in the United States -The United States blockaded The Soviets in Cuba by stopping ships coming in through The Pacific Cuban Missile Crisis Map Back to Room 1

11 Name of Museum -Born May 29, 1917 Died November 22, 1963 -Was the president of the United States during this crisis. -Decided to blockade Cuba, and not attack, which could lead to a war. - Made a compromise with the USSR to end the crisis by removing US missiles in Turkey. John F. Kennedy Back to Room 2

12 Name of Museum -Born April 15, 1894 Died September 11, 1971 -Soviet leader during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. -Afraid of US missile treat in range of Moscow, based in Turkey -Felt that their own missile treat was necessary to counter the US missiles. Nikita Khrushchev Back to Room 2

13 Name of Museum -Born August 13, 1926 -Cuban Prime Minister during the Cuban Missile Crisis -Helped the Soviet Union place nuclear missiles in Cuba, so they would be in firing range of the U.S. Fidel Castro Back to Room 2

14 Name of Museum -The United States was not comfortable with the Soviet Union having nuclear weapons able to hit anywhere in the United States -Instead of having a full out attack on Cuba, JFK decided to make a blockade surrounding Cuba, in order to stop the Soviets from bringing weapons in, and also not angering the Soviets. -In the end, JFK convinced the Soviet Union to leave Cuba. Old News Paper Back to Room 3

15 Name of Museum -In the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the United States invaded Cuba to try to overthrow the government, because they did not want communism to spread to the Americas, but failed miserably. -After the United States failed to make Cuba a Democracy, the Soviet Union went to be an alliance. They agreed to protect Cuba, but they went to Cuba so that they could put nuclear missiles in range of firing on the United States -When the United States found out, they blockaded Cuba and the Soviets left. The Fight Over Cuba Back to Room 3

16 Name of Museum -JFK found out about the missiles in Cuba by a spy plane that flew over and took pictures using these planes. -The Russians shot this plane down using their anti-air artillery. -Was the first blood of the cold war. A real war would be hard to avoid at this point without some sort of compromise. Spy Plane Shot Down Back to Room 3

17 Name of Museum -The US and the USSR had to reach a compromise to avoid conflict. -The US wanted the missiles removed from Cuba, and the Soviets wanted the US missiles to be removed from Turkey. These US missiles had the range to strike the capital of the Soviet Union, Moscow. -JFK and Khrushchev soon reached an agreement that they were both satisfied with, and accepted the deal. Agreement of US and USSR Back to Room 4

18 Name of Museum -After JFK and Khrushchev came to an agreement, the Soviets withdrew their missiles from Cuba. -The US missiles were also removed from Turkey a few months later, and the agreement had stated. -This also meant that the blockade to Cuba was ended. Missiles Leaving Cuba Back to Room 4

19 Name of Museum -Despite being the closest the world has ever come to a nuclear war, if was avoided through good negotiation between JFK and Khrushchev. -A nuclear war could have wiped out most of the populations of the bombed countries. -One wrong move could have triggered a conflict, but through delicate negotiation, the conflict was resolved. No Nuclear War Back to Room 4

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