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1

Before 1959 Cuba was..?

very closely linked to the USA.

2

In Cuba there were lots of US..?

owned businesses.

3

Cuba had a socialist revolution and the USA..?

refused to deal with the new government.

4

Cuba started to build economic links with..?

the USSR.

5

Over time, the US relationship with Cuba..?

deteriorated.

6

When was the socialist revolution in Cuba?

1959

7

The USA did not want a ________ _______ in their sphere of influence.

socialist country

8

The USA didn't want a country in their sphere of influence that was so close..?

to the USSR.

9

The CIA tried to assassinate..?

the leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro, but failed.

10

Who was the leader of Cuba?

Fidel Castro

11

The CIA convinced Kennedy that..?

a US-backed invasion of Cuba would solve the problem.

12

When was the Bay of Pigs?

17th April 1961

13

The CIA told Kennedy that most Cubans..?

hated Castro.

14

Most Cubans liked Castro because..?

their old leader, Batista, was corrupt.

15

The CIA told Kennedy that Castro's control of Cuba was..?

very weak.

16

The CIA told Kennedy that the invasion would look like..?

a Cuban revolt.

17

Kennedy thought that ___ __ ______ were being disguised as Cuban to make people think it was a revolt.

old US planes

18

The planes sent to Cuba were..?

recognised as US planes and the information was published.

19

Because people recognised the US planes..?

the world knew that the USA had backed the invasion.

20

How many troops did the USA send to Cuba?

1400

21

How many troops did Castro have to meet the US troops?

20,000

22

As a result of Castro having so many troops, the US troops..?

surrendered.

23

The Bay of Pigs ended all chance..?

of a friendly USA-Cuba relationship.

24

After the Bay of Pigs, Castro announced that he was..?

communist.

25

As a result of the Bay of Pigs Cuba and the USSR..?

started building closer ties.

26

As the USSR and Cuba got closer, Cuba got more..?

military defence.