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Causes Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

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Fifty years ago, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the not just the U.S but the world to the brink of nuclear warfare.In October 1962, a U.S. spy plane caught the Soviet Union trying to sneak nuclear missiles into Cuba, 90 miles off the U.S coast.Kennedy determined at that action could not stand.The crisis is generally considered as the moment in which the Cold War came closest to turning into a nuclear conflict. For fourteen days during October 1962, the world held its breath as John F Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev,the leader of the Soviet Union at the time, tried to reach an agreement and avoid nuclear war.
In 1959 Fidel Castro took power in Cuba.One year after Castro takes Cuba, Cuba allies itself with the Soviet Union and their policies. Cuba becomes a communist country. The U.S were not very content with that so they ended any relation with Cuba. President Kennedy announces that the U.S will not try to overthrow Castro. In April 1961 a group of Cuban exiles ,that were backed up by the U.S, attempt to invade Cuba at the Bay Of Pigs. The invasion fails and more than one thousand rebels are captured by Castro’s forces. Months after the invasion fails, Russian leader Khrushchev and President Kennedy hold a meeting in Vienna, Italy. The two superpower country leaders discuss many issues in the relationship between their countries. One year later Castro announces that would take measures that would make any direct U.S attack on Cuba the equivalent of a world war. Castro claims the Soviet Union would defend his country. In August 1962, CIA director John McCone sent a memo to President Kennedy expressing his belief the Soviet ballistic missile were being deployed in Cuba. Days later Senator Keating tells the senate that t...

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...nt any action that would lead to killing a Russian. Khrushchev had in all {probability|most likely} determined to drop his demand for quid pro quo removals from Turkey as a results of learning that a Soviet anti-aircraft missile in Cuba had shot down a United States U-2 plane, killing the pilot. Kennedy and Khrushchev each recognised that, once blood had been spilled, it'd be terribly onerous to stay any crisis in restraint. Khrushchev, faced with the armed might of the U.S and its allies, had very little selection however to search out how out of the tough state of affairs during which he had placed himself and his country. John Fitzgerald Kennedy didn't press the advantage that the strength of U.S. and allied service and military forces gave him. Thus, the Soviet leader was ready to peacefully disengage his nation from this most serious of conflict confrontations.
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