President Kennedy, later realizing, would make a few decisions for the worst. These decisions would haunt him for the re... ... middle of paper ... ...ity of the blame went onto Kennedy's record as not being the one that had planned it out and not giving the go ahead for the second air raid. It was later proven that no matter what the outcome of the second air raid would have been, it would not have mattered. The CIA also released a document taking the full responsibility and blame for the incident at the Bay of Pigs. The Cuban Missile Crisis not only worried the U.S. but also worried the rest of the world as to how it would turn out.
Most Cubans idolized Castro, supported his government and at least accepted his measures.2 He claimed to have a desire to help the poor and said he would have found it impossible to follow the dictates of a single philosophy. His first action in power was to reduce all rents on the island, making the land owners, many of who were American, unhappy. In 1960 Castro was swiftly pushing Cuba to the left, and as a result many Cubans left, along with the American investors. There was so much opposition to Castro's developments that he created a Committee for Defense of the Revolution out of fear of invasion from the US, internal guerrilla uprisings, and black marketing "counterrevolutionary activity".
America supported leaders like Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, the Somoza family in Nicaragua, and... ... middle of paper ... ...urred. Looking back on the Cold War was completely unnecessary. The Cold War was simply what happens when people with irrational fears and extreme paranoia have power. The spread of Communism would not have happened any faster or slower whether the United States provided aid in Latin America because ultimately Communism influence in the United States would spread because of people in the United States. For not being an actual declared war, the Cold War was still deadly and it happening at the same time as many civil wars in Latin America only made matters worse because of how countries outside of Lain America pulled the region into the conflict.
So Castor planned a widespread revulsion against this humiliating position. As an outcome of this, Americans were deeply detested on the island. Castor's fame grew all over the island, but to the United States he was a threat. So President Eisenhower assumed that Castor was a communist, so there was attempts to kill Castor or destroy his end game, but all attempts failed. This made him very bitter toward the U.S and made him close to the Soviet Union (Swift) .
This event was the product of the ongoing fundamental dispute between two competing nations. The cold war was the first step on the road to the Cuban missile Crisis but the straw that bro... ... middle of paper ... ... Berlin Wall in late 1961 and the military standoff between U.S. and Soviet troops there kept both nations on high alert.” In addition to Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro was not a fan of The U.S. either. “In early 1962 the Kennedy administration had excluded Cuba from Alliance for Progress aid” and “helped lead an effort that resulted in the expulsion of Cuba from the Organization of American States as well the economic embargo on the island.” Put very simply, both men despised the United States. This put Khrushchev in a unique position to aid Castro in a potential retaliation against the U.S without his direct involvement. This mutually beneficial relationship spawned the alliance between Russia and Cuba.
Although it seems logical, as it was called the Cuban missile crisis, that the crisis should mainly involve Cuba, it is more accurate to say that it was a collision between the two Super Powers; the Soviet Union and the USA. It was after all the American decision to cease trade with Cuba that was the most important trigger to the incident and it was the Russian missiles based in Cuba that caused the actual crisis. It appears that this crisis is yet another run in between a country with Communist ideas and a country with Capitalist beliefs. In conclusion, it seems that the difference in ideologies between these two main Super Powers has been the cause of many casualties and the Cuban missile crisis seems to be exactly the same, the two powers struggling with a peaceful co-existence.
Khrushchev’s famous de-Stalinization speech criticizing Stalin’s policies was not very popular at the time as many people still respected Stalin after his death. Also, Khrushchev had left himself open to attacks by revisionists because of his policy on peaceful co-existence. He needed to show the communist world that he was ready to take action against the west. Khrushchev’s bond with Cuban leader Fidel Castro made him feel that he had an obligation to help the Cuban revolution by putting missiles in Cuba. It was certain though; by placing missiles on Cuba that Khrushchev would have the upper hand in negotiations relating to the cold war.
This was the premises for the Cuban missile crisis during 1962. The United States reached near destruction due to President Kennedy's persistent refusal to tolerate Communism, and therefore, he can not be lauded for his success in ending the crisis which he himself started. Cuba had been a large assent for the United States throughout the 1950s, prior to President Eisenhower severing diplomatic relations with Cuba in the 1960s.1 After Fidel Castro and his Revolutionaries took control of Cuba, they began to gain mass popularity and power which upset Government officials in the United States. Eisenhower developed a plan which the Kennedy Administration later followed through on, to overthr... ... middle of paper ... ...ities. The crisis never would have escalated to the level that it did, had Kennedy been more tolerant of outside powers.
The lack of cooperation in which Diefenbaker had displayed during the Cuban Missile Crisis had surprised America. The crisis had most frightened Americans, and they needed all the help they could get. However, when turned to their neighbor for support it was shocking that Canadian Prime Minster John Diefenbaker had been lacking to cooperate with. When Diefenbaker had been informed of the situation and shown the photographs that an American U2 Spy Plane had taken of several missiles sites in Cuba, the prime minster had been quick to discard. Rather than Diefenbaker agreeing and cooperating with the United States to decide the steps that should be taken to resolve this issue with their new found proof, Diefenbaker not chose to... ... middle of paper ... ...ad discovered theses records during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis so this adds on to how his actions made during the crisis were partly based off of his dislike towards Kennedy.
It is a result of the Cuban missile crisis as both countries learnt that having a lot of missiles and weaponry is not a good thing as it could very easily cause a war. In conclusion the Cuban missile crisis was definitely a turning point in relations between the superpowers for the better. However some events did make their relationship worse but they were not results of the Cuban missile crisis, for example the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. The Cuban Crisis led to détente, the telephone hotline and the realisation that both sides have a responsibility to the whole world not to go to war so this proves that it was a turning point in relations between the superpowers.