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The U2 Crisis

In 1960, there was a crisis in the Cold War when the USSR shot down an American U2 spy-plane:

  

Background

     

Events

  

Results

  

  

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Causes - hints
   Jot down any facts, quotes or ideas you come across which help you to understand the events leading up to the U2 incident:

  Mention particularly:

- the space race

- Fidel Castro

- Berlin

- Eisenhower's 'open skies' proposal.

Events - hints
   Jot down any facts, quotes or ideas you come across which add to your knowledge of WHAT HAPPENED in the U2 crisis.

   Mention particularly:

- HOW the plane was shot down

- the lies told by NASA/the US

- how Khrushchev used the event for propaganda

Results - hints
   Jot down any facts, quotes or ideas you come across which help you to understand WHAT HAPPENED as a result of the U2 crisis.

   Mention particularly:

- the Paris summit

- what happened to Gary Powers

- the Corona project

- John F Kennedy.