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The Bay of pigs/ The Cuban Missile Crisis

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1 The Bay of pigs/ The Cuban Missile Crisis
BACKGROUND SKIT COMPONENTS -Fulgencio Batista is overthrown by Fidel Castro in 1959. -Fidel Castro joins alliances with Soviet Union. -Castro takes control of foreign business, including American. -American’s scarred and Soviet Leader (Nikita Khrushchev) helps Cuba strengthen their military. -Americans feared Soviets would use Cuba as a base, and President Eisenhower sent CIA known as La Brigada. -When President Kennedy is elected he continues the plan but makes changes. On April 17, ,400 armed Cuban exiles land at Bay of Pigs, but with no air support. -Many of exiles killed or captured as a result shocking Kennedy. -On October 22, President Kennedy is televised to tell Americans that American spy planes took aerial photos of Soviet long-range missiles in Cuba. This was the closest America ever got to nuclear war. Arissa: Fulgencio Batista (dictator of Cuba) and President Kennedy. Grace: Fidel Castro (takes control from Batista) James: Nikita Khrushchev (Soviet leader) Riley: President Eisenhower and Narrator Play takes place from 1959 to 1962.

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3 The bay of pigs/ The cuban missile crisis
DEBRIEF and FOLLOW UP CONNECTIONS -President Kennedy creates a naval blockade so Soviets can’t give anymore missiles. He also orders the remaining missiles to be taken apart. -Many secret negotiations between American and Soviets. A deal was made on October 28. Missiles from Cuba would be removed if America didn’t invade Cuba and the U.S. missiles in Turkey had to be removed. -Kennedy and Khrushchev did not want nuclear war. -The Cuba missile crisis made the U.S. and Soviets think of the pro and cons to nuclear warfare. -Months after agreement, the U.S. and Soviet create a treaty monitoring the amount of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere. -Because the Soviet had to retreat it embarrassed Soviets and the Soviets leader fell from power on October 1964. -Both countries military increased size as a result of the war. -Building up defenses: the naval blockade created to prevent more missiles to be given to Cuba. -Clandestine Operations: President Eisenhower and President Kennedy secretly sent CIA to Cuba to create a “popular uprising against Castro”. But President Kennedy’s plan failed. -Negotiations: Many negotiations were made between countries under very intense circumstances, until a deal was made.


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