Berlin Wall and Cuban Missile Crisis Causes Essay - Lisa...

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Lisa DetertMr. BoneIB History HLBerlin Wall and Cuban Missile Crisis Causes EssayA few causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis include the election of Kennedy in the Unitedstates, Fidel Castro taking power in Cuba, Bay of Pigs, and the US discovering the missile sites inCuba. For instance, Kennedy, who had been elected because he promised to get tough with theCommunists, felt that Khrushchev had got one over on him at the Vienna Summit in 1961.Therefore, in April 1962, the Americans put nuclear missiles in Turkey. Also, in 1959, a rebelnamed Fidel Castro took power in Cuba. Before Castro took over, the government - led byColonel Batista - had been a corrupt and right-wing military dictatorship, but the Americans hadmany business interests in Cuba. When Castro came to power, however, he nationalizedAmerican companies in Cuba. In retaliation, the Americans stopped all aid to Cuba, and allimports of Cuban sugar. This was a blow to Castro as sugar was the mainstay of the Cubaneconomy. Castro was forced to look to the USSR for help, and, in 1960, the USSR signed an

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