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What happened in the 1960?


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November 09, 2011 7:51PM

Many European colonies gained their independence (Togo, Cameroun, Congo, Somalia, etc.)

France tested its first atom bomb.

Fidel Casrto signed an agreement with the Soviet leaders: he got credit, the Soviet Union bought Cuban sugar.

Soviet missiles bring down an American spy plane, the American pilot was arrested by the Soviet authorities. Khruschev started a quarrel with Eisenhower. The Soviet Union wanted to have an increasing influence in the Carribean - the US insisted on maintaining the Monroe Doctrine.

Fidel Castro threatens to seize all American-owned property in Cuba.

Sharpewille massarce in South Africa (authorities/police killing 70 black protesters)