Another very important reason that there was the Cuban Missile Crisis was that America had kept General Batista in power for too long in Cuba. The relationship between America and this leader was strong because of the anti-communist links. However he was very much disliked by the public of Cuba and this meant he had no support from his people, which weakened his position. This was recognised by Fidel Castro who, in 1959, led a revolt and overthrew General Batista. America had no chance to prevent this event and so Fidel Castro remained in power.
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. The Soviet's backed Cuba as an ally and fed them missiles and the supplies to build the missile silos in Cuba. The Soviet's said they did this as a counter measure incase we did in fact invade Cuba. Between these two major conflicts of the time, it can be said that the two countries were not battling over Cuba in itself, but more or less battling over the belief of Communism.
The discovery of the nuclear missiles in Cuba was a vast turning point in the way that the world would progress in terms of communication and various entertainment and political positions from that point forward. Before the assumptions of the United States were proved about the Soviet Union holding nuclear weapons in Cuba, there was a great lack of communications between the nations that caused major conflict between these two nations. The moment the nations got connected many problems could be solved, but until that point in time, there was misunderstanding and an apprehension of the unknown among many people who inhabited the United Sates. The Cuban missile crisis was the beginning of a revolution in communications between nations, but the spark to a great deal of worry among the people of the United States and other surrounding nations. People just did not know what to believe when it came down to the effects that these nuclear weapons were going to have on the nation and the world as a whole.
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.
He would not let that happen again; his speech was thoroughly planed and carefully executed. The Cuban Missile Crisis was in part because Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro felt threatened after he learned the U.S. tried to overthrow him. This along with the threat that Soviet Union felt from the U.S. having missiles positioned just over 100 miles outside their border led the two countries to form an alliance. With the Soviet Union’s resources and Cuba’s positioning they formed an alliance that could have done substantial damage to the U.S. before they could even react. At the time the speech was given the United States had already been secretly negot... ... middle of paper ... ... planned to read if the United States was to enter a war.
At first, President Kennedy decided to keep this knowledge of the missiles secret from the public whi... ... middle of paper ... ...o the U.S, maybe they would have found some way to figure it out because Russia ended up having to take their bombs away anyways so maybe it was worth a try asking the U.S and they could have came to and agreement. There also could have been more communication throughout the crisis and I think that if that had been maintained the would have been more on the same page. I also observed that it was not a good idea for Cuba to participate in this in the first place because they ended up on top of losing their missiles, their relationship with the USSR crumbled when it fell and they lost a lot of economic support. I think next time, Cuba should probably ally with someone like maybe the US that is not across the world and has a much steadier government unlike Russia. The Cuban Missile Crisis teaches a lot of lessons to leaders back then and people learning about it today.
The Soviet Union’s fear of losing the race in the weapons department and Cuba’s fear of an invasion by the United States sparked those thirteen stress filled days. In 1960 the United States imposed an embargo that cut off trade between the United States and Cuba because it was afraid that Castro would establish a Communist regime. Castro was determined not to give in to the pressure that was put on by the United States and decided to establish closer relations with the Soviet Union. An attempt was made by the United States to disintegrate Castro’s rule with the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The United States was easily defeated by Castro’s army.
The Cuban Missile Crisis was caused by uproars started by Fidel Castor; because of those conflicts, it was the closest the world's ever been to nuclear war. This is how it all started; on January 1959, Fulgencio Batista, an American backed Cuban Dictator was overthrown by Fidel Castor. The main problem was that the United States had a navel based, Guantanamo, was a vital asset to Cuba. Then when Castor came into power, everything of the Americans was shut down and the economy dropped. So Castor planned a widespread revulsion against this humiliating position.
The Cuban Missile Crisis showed the world that compromising and discussion can in-fact prevent war. As Khrushchev said in 1962, "They talk about who won and who lost. Human reason won. Mankind won." 1 The world had almost seen another world war, the effects of which would have been devastating because of the weapons involved.
They held off the American forces and were able to avoid the invasion. They weren’t sure if the United States would attack again. Cuba’s dictator (Castro) wanted to convert Cuba into communism. In doing this they allied themselves with the USSR while being dangerously close to the “enemy,” the USA. Cuba was now in the middle of the Cold War.