Cuban Missile Crisis Game



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Cuban Missile Crisis Game

Scenario: Right now you are an advisor to John F. Kennedy. Your job is to figure out how to handle the missiles in Cuba after the debacle that was the Bay of Pigs invasion. While conventional arms were being supplied to Cuba, an island next door to the USA, the Americans watched with great alarm, the question being whether the USSR would dare put nuclear missiles on Cuba. On 11 September, Kennedy warned the USSR, and on the same day, the USSR assured the USA that they had no intention of placing nuclear missiles on Cuba. However, on Sunday, 14 October 1962, an American U-2 spy plane was sent to Cuba, flying over and taking amazingly detailed photographs of missile sites in Cuba. It was obvious to all US military experts that these were nuclear missile sites, and that they were being built by the USSR. Over the next few days, it was confirmed that some sites were already supplied with missiles, and 20 Soviet ships carrying missiles were also on the way to Cuba.

Now you have to figure out what to tell President Kennedy to do:

-Do nothing

-Surgical air attack (attack Cuba)

-Invasion

-Diplomatic Pressure

-Blockade

Look through the pros and cons. Below, fully explain your choice on what to do with Cuba. Explain at least 3 reasons why this is the choice (Complete sentences).

Here write down what you think the consequences are going to be if your choice is made.

The fate of humanity is in your hands. This will be worth 100 points. If you choose wrong you will get 0 points. Choose wisely.

Cuban Missile Crisis Results

Write down what the end result was with each choice

-Do nothing

-Surgical air attack (attack Cuba)

-Invasion



-Diplomatic Pressure

-Blockade

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