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.
A loss of influences in business and colonies in Cuba caused the USA to become angry. When Castro came to power in Cuba in 1959, the USA ha... ... middle of paper ... ... happenings of these missiles. This could mean that they were planning on using them again if necessary. Also in 1979 the Soviet troops entered Afghanistan. The USA called it an invasion.
In 1959 Fidel Castro came into power in Cuba. This scared the United States because Cuba is right next to Florida. In 1960 Cuba made a trade agreement with Russia, which scared the United States a lot more because they stopped trading with them. In 1961 the CIA helped an anti-Castro exiles to invade Cuba. It didn't work as planned and looked terrible on President Kennedy part as president.
History To understand the Cuban missile Crisis, the prior encounters with the Cubans and the Soviet Union in regard to America must be exposed. A conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union known as The Cold War was the first taste of bad blood between the two world superpowers. This conflict arose in 1919 upon the creation of The Comintern, “an international organization of Communist parties headquartered in Moscow whose stated purpose was to undermine capitalist societies from within.” The purpose of Comintern directly violated the U.S foreign policy goal of promoting regional stability and threatened our national security. U.S politicians naturally disagreed with the organization which led to “animosity and distrust between the west and the Soviet Union. From that point on, both nations were in a competition for power, control, and superiority in anything and everything.
The Cuban Missile Crisis: JFK’s Second Shot at Cuba Although some historians have blamed Soviet aggression as the root cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis, they have neglected to account for the disruption in U.S.-Cuba relations caused by the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion which President John F. Kennedy had directed. The failure of the Bay of Pigs can be attributed to Kennedy’s overconfidence in the military even though the CIA knew American forces would be devastatingly outnumbered. So when Kennedy had received news of the Soviet missiles build up in Cuba during the October of 1962, the crisis was just a continuation of unresolved conflict. Fearing a nuclear war, the Kennedy Administration cautiously deliberated about possible approaches. The U.S. considered an air strike, an invasion, or a naval quarantine as an appropriate response to this crisis.
Both countries just made moves and did controversial things without consulting the other country. The United States placed their missiles in Turkey without speaking with the USSR. A third reason for the crisis was the appeal of the USSR to Cuba and vise-versa. Both these countries were communistic. After Fidel Castro took over in Cuba he quickly despised the United States along with the USSR.
America had no chance to prevent this event and so Fidel Castro remained in power. However, America believed him to be communist and they were frightened by anyone with links to communism. Therefore, this sparked another cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis, w... ... middle of paper ... ...r defence as no-one had any idea of what the Americans were doing, they had lied about the U-2 crisis and the Soviet Union said they felt Russia needed to be defended, as America could be seen to be planning an attack. The main reason that the cold relationship between the two great superpowers came to ahead in Cuba was because of the history there. Americans had kept the unwanted leader General Batista in power for too long.
In December 1961 Castro declared himself a Marxist. The result was that the U.S expelled Cuba from the organisation of American states. The U.S.A thought that Cuba had become a soviet satellite state, which meant that they thought that Cuba had, became communist on there own doorstep. This made the crises worse as now the U.S was not happy that this was happening and yet again were afraid of a domino theory happening which was were they believed surrounding country's would also fall to communism. Now that the crises was becoming worse the U.S.S.R gave Cuba weapons in which to defend itself these included MIG 21, IL-28, Bombers, S.A.M's and SA-18 missiles.
The Cuban Missile Crisis The world was at the edge of a third world war. This was the result of a variety of things: the Cuban Revolution, the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion, US anti-communism, insecurity of the Soviet Union, and Cuba's fear of invasion all made causes for war. However, war was not the result due to great cooperation from both President Kennedy and President Khrushchev and each of the decisions made by the leaders was crucial in the outcome of The Crisis. Kennedy's choice to take action by means of quarantine instead of air-strike and Khrushchev's decision to abide by the quarantines were perhaps the two most significant decisions made by the leaders in order to prevent war. The Cuban Missile Crisis showed the world that compromising and discussion can in-fact prevent war.
While the argument went on about the possible sanction the missiles were already in Cuba and they realized that a blockade would not solve the problem. Moreover, if U.S demanded the removal of missile from Cuba the soviets would demand the removal of missile around Europe near the Soviet Union. This was a time when Kennedy really showed what he was made of and never wanted to take rash decision that may have tempered the world into nuclear devastation. Meanwhile the missiles were directed at certain American cities and if fired, it would kill almost eighty million Americans. However, Kennedy was skeptical on possible alternatives because he feared that Soviets would do harm on West Berlin and this made Kennedy think twice.