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What action taken in April 1962 increased tensions already running high as a result of the failure of the Vienna Summit and the building of the Berlin Wall?
Khrushchev and Nixon had a public argument - "the Kitchen debate" - during a visit to a US Trade Fair.
America placed nuclear missiles in Turkey.
The Americans would not let Khrushchev visit Disneyland during a visit to Los Angeles.
How many miles away is Cuba from Florida?
Who was the American-backed dictator of Cuba before Castro's successful revolution in 1959?
What did Castro do on coming to power that led to America banning Cuban sugar exports?
He banned sugar exports to America.
He nationalised American companies in Cuba.
He signed an agreement with the USSR.
How many tonnes of sugar did Khrushchev promise to buy a year from Cuba?
1 million tonnes
10 million tonnes
100 million tonnes
Which American organisation funded, trained, armed and transported the invasion of Cuba in April 1961?
How many Cuban exiles were trained?
Where did the failed invasion force land?
Gulf of Tonkin
Bay of Pigs
What was Castro's reaction to the invasion of April 1961?
He asked Khrushchev to defend Cuba.
He asked Khrushchev to leave Cuba.
He asked Khrushchev to visit Cuba.
Why was 22 October 1962 a milestone in the history of the Cold War?
The Americans discovered missile sites on Cuba.
Kennedy and the NSC met to decide what to do about Cuba.
Kennedy announced the Cuban missile crisis on TV.