SUMMARY of Episode 9 – Cold War Pawns – Iranian Oil, Cuba and the Mafia
This episode covers Iran and its oil and the Cold War. Britain and the USSR invade Iran. Then Britain leaves Iran, but Stalin refuses to leave. The CIA executes a coup in Iran.
We also venture into the Americas, and talk about the story of Cuba. The Cuban Revolution. Fidel Castro. Che Guevara. The USSR sends nuclear weapons to Cuba. US President Kennedy responds by illegally stopping USSR ships headed to Cuba.
Starring: Britain; The Russian Empire; Iran; Cuba; Mohammad Mosaddegh; the Shah; John F Kennedy; Nikita Khrushchev; Fidel Castro; Che Guevara; Bay of Pigs; Cuban Missile Crisis; Joseph Stalin; and many more