In the 1950s and early 1960s, relations between the USA and the Soviet Union deteriorated. A series of incidents brought the two to the brink of war.
When did the Hungarian Uprising take place?
What were the Hungarian people protesting about to begin with?
Food and fuel shortages
Invasion by the Red Army
Invasion by NATO
What did Nagy try to do?
He tried to become a dictator
He tried to defeat the Red Army
He tried to leave the Warsaw Pact and introduce democracy
When was the Berlin Wall built?
Why did the East Germans build a wall in Berlin?
To keep the West Germans out
To keep the East Germans in East Germany as they had been escaping
To stop trade from East Germany to West Germany
How did the West react to a wall being built?
The West sent in the troops to break down the Wall
They did nothing. They felt that it was better to live with a wall than a war.
The declared war on East Germany and the Soviet Union
Who travelled to West Berlin in 1963 to announce his support for West Berliners?
When was the Cuban Missile Crisis?
What sparked the Cuban Crisis?
The Cuban Army led by Fidel Castro threatened to attack the USA
The discovery of Soviet missile launch sites on the island of Cuba
The US wanted to take over the island of Cuba because it was rich in sugar and oil
Which of these options did Kennedy choose during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
Kennedy decided to invade Cuba. He sent in the US armed forces.
Kennedy did nothing. He felt that it was too dangerous to make a move as it could start a nuclear war with the Soviets.
Kennedy set up a blockade. US ships surrounded Cuba to prevent Soviet ships from bringing the missiles.