Revision tip and answer preparation

Revision tips

Look back through the pages on the Cuban missile crisis, sorting the evidence to support the idea that Kennedy won, and the evidence to suggest that Khrushchev won. Form your own conclusion.

To help you remember these facts, identify six causes of the Cuban crisis and present them as a spidergram, showing the links between the different factors.

Answer preparation

As part of your revision, think about the arguments and facts you would use to explain:

  • why the USA and the USSR clashed over Cuba in 1962
  • what the issues were - on both sides - in the Cuban missile crisis
  • who you would blame for the Cuban missile crisis

Think about the arguments and facts you would use to explain:

  • what the results of the Cuban crisis were
  • who won the Cuban crisis - Kennedy or Khrushchev
  • how well the Illingworth cartoon represents the Cuban crisis
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