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1

The USSR and USA started negotiations about the Berlin problem but..?

they broke down.

2

Khrushchev's solution to the Berlin problem was..?

the Berlin Wall.

3

The Soviets could not continue to allow Germans to..?

leave East Germany.

4

In November 1958 the USSR announced that Berlin was East German and the western powers..?

must leave the city within six months - or else.

5

The USA did not want to leave Berlin as..?

it would be humiliating.

6

The USA didn't want to start a war the USSR so it..?

suggested a conference to sort the problems out.

7

How many times did the USA and USSR meet at summits?

4 times.

8

The USA and USSR met in Geneva in..?

May 1959.

9

When did US President Eisenhower meet Khrushchev in the USA?

September 1959.

10

When did US President Eisenhower meet Khrushchev for the second time? This time in Paris.

May 1960.

11

When did Khrushchev and new US President Kennedy meet in Vienna?

June 1961.

12

The first two summits in Geneva and the USA went fairly well but..?

nothing was agreed.

13

The third summit in Paris was a disaster because..?

a US spy plane had been shot down over the USSR and refused to apologise.

14

The final summit was only agreed because..?

there was a new US President.

15

After the meeting in Vienna, Kennedy began to prepare the USA for..?

nuclear war.

16

Khrushchev eventually backed down because..?

he knew he couldn't win a nuclear war.

17

In the end western powers..?

stayed in Berlin.

18

The Berlin Wall was built from..?

August 1961.

19

Anyone who tried to escape east Berlin was..?

shot at. Many people were killed.

20

The Wall stopped East Germans leaving for the West, which..?

solved the crisis.

21

Khrushchev had avoided war with the USA but still..?

looked very strong.

22

In 1963 JFK visited Berlin and made a speech. He made Berlin into..?

a symbol of freedom.