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The Cold War
Why were the Russians furious about West Berlin?
East Germans were fleeing to the west through West Berlin.
President Kennedy had visited and given a speech there.
The Americans had criticised the Berlin Wall.
Why were the Americans worried about Cuba in 1960?
Russia was building nuclear missile bases there.
Overkill: the USA and the USSR had enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world.
Fidel Castro had seized power there.
Where was a summit meeting arranged to discuss these tensions?
What date was the U2 plane shot down in 1960?
Who was the pilot?
When the U2 plane was shot down, what did the Americans at first claim it was?
a weather plane
an observation balloon
What date was the summit of 1960?
Why did Khrushchev walk out of the Paris summit?
Eisenhower refused to stop U2 spy planes.
Eisenhower refused to apologise for the U2 spy plane incident.
Eisenhower refused to stop refugees fleeing to the west through West Berlin.
Which of the following was not a result of the U2 incident:
The Paris Treaty collapsed.
The Russians were seen to be liars.
There was no Test Ban Treaty.
Why was John F Kennedy elected president of the United States in 1961?
He was a Catholic.
He was married to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
He promised to be tougher with the Russians.