1.1 Your U2 spy planes have
evidence that Russian nuclear
missiles are being placed on
Cuba. Your advisers say that
the sites could be ready to
launch missiles in just seven
days. Your spy planes have
also reported that 20 Soviet
ships are currently on their
way to Cuba carrying missiles.
1.1.1 Khrushchev sends you a letter stating that
Soviet ships will break through the blockade.
He also issues a statement saying that the
USSR is prepared to use nuclear weapons if
the USA declares war on them.
188.8.131.52 Khrushchev sends you a letter
saying that he will withdraw the
missiles from Cuba if you promise
that the USA will never invade Cuba.
The next day you receive a second
letter from Khrushchev. This one
says that he will remove the missiles
from Cuba if you remove the
American missiles from Turkey. On
the same day an American spy
plane is shot down over Cuba.
2 Who "Won"?
2.1 There are many
different opinions but
this is mine so please
2.2.1 They got rid of the Missiles in Cuba for
the only loss of some public image. It is
wise to point out that the USSR did not
need to worry about this as much
because of how it is run. Public image
was not so much an issue because any
public uprising was just crushed with
2.3 I would therefore say that
in the public image the
USA won as they were
shown to beat the USSR
and to force it to back
down. However practically
the USSR won as for
relatively low cost they got
rid of the Turkish missiles.
2.4.1 It was made to look
powerful as it forced the
USSR to back down. This was
the main thing for the USA
was to conserve public
image as Kenedy had lost
lots of support after the Bay
of Pigs. However, it lost the
threat of missiles in Turkey.
3 What happened?
3.1 The dotted line
represents what the
response from Kennedy
was to try and stop
Nuclear war and keep the
USA looking powerful
3.2 Kennedy’s advisors can be split into two
groups. The ‘hawks’ and the ‘doves’. The
‘hawks’ believed that a nuclear war was
inevitable and wanted Kennedy to go to
war. The doves wanted him to do
whatever he could to avoid war.
Kennedy went for a compromise. He
decided to set up a naval blockade
around Cuba to prevent further
missiles from reaching the island.
3.2.1 Kennedy stood his ground. He sent a
letter telling Khrushchev that if he
did not turn his ships round and
remove the missiles from Cuba then
the USA would declare war.
184.108.40.206 In public Kennedy said that he would not invade
Cuba. In secret, his brother Robert told Khrushchev
that the missiles in Turkey would be removed.
Khrushchev ordered his ships to turn around and
return to the USSR. He ordered for the dismantling
of the missile sites on Cuba.
4 Please read the attached file or find
it in my area on Cuba and its
importance before this one so that it
makes the most sense