The Cold War was a war in which no shots were fired between the U.S. and Soviet Union. There were treats of nuclear warfare going back and forth between the soviets and the U.S. A United States spy plane captured pictures of nuclear missile sites on Cuban soil witch many believe was a result of the invasion of the United States on Cuba during the Bay of Pigs. The Bay of Pigs resulted in bad U.S. Cuba relations, The Cuban missile Crisis, and a huge mistake by the U.S. One of the biggest effects of the Bay of Pigs was the relationship between the United States and Cuba. One of the two major consequences was the trade between the two countries. Before the secret military mission, the embargo on trade had already started with Cuba, which banned everything but food and medication.
The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was horrifying for people in the Western Hemisphere. Many experts refer to it as being close to a World War III: a fatal nuclear war. On October 22, 1962 a well-known photojournalist Neal Boenzi attended a UN meeting to make a report over the outcomes of the meeting. Boenzi took a few photographs during the meeting, but the one that changed the world was the one in which U.S Ambassador Adlai Stevenson confronts a Soviet Ambassador over nuclear missiles in Cuba. This photograph raised the suspension level even higher; it confused many lives because it portrayed aggression between the U.S and Cuba.
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Cuban Missile Crisis In October of 1962 the United States became aware that there was a Soviet Union missile base was under construction in Cuba. The United States did not want to have a war that was not necessary so they tried to resolve the issue. Everyone was mainly concerned about how close Cuba was to Florida, only 90 miles, and how easily they could be attacked. The Cuban Missile Crisis almost created an atomic war between the United States and the U.S.S.R. In 1959 Fidel Castro came into power in Cuba.
Cuban Missile Crisis-Individual, Realism What does this nation’s people remember most about the Cold War? Is it the fear, terror, and the absolute uncertainty of not knowing if tomorrow you might not wake up or worse, wake up to all out nuclear hell? “The most terrifying moment in my life was October 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I did not know all the facts - we have learned only recently how close we were to war - but I knew enough to make me tremble”-Joseph Rotblat. During those October days of 1962, John F. Kennedy and the United States braced for a nuclear attack that nobody was sure was coming.
Many people believe that Kennedy’s role in the presidency drastically affected the outcome of the Cold War. With the Soviets on the brink of potentially firing missiles from Cuba, Kennedy had to act quickly. Kennedy then sent a naval blockade to Cuba and was ready to invade, had the Soviets fired their missiles.... ... middle of paper ... ...onomics." Shads Blog.
(Mr. D’Angelo personal interview) In support, constant influence of the Soviet Union during the early 1960s, particularly the time between 1961 and 1962, led to the creation of the embargo. In addition, the Soviet Union had planned to build a missile base on the island, which drove the Cold War to its height and made nuclear destruction a real possibility. Consequently, The Embargo called for total economic sanctions for Cuba and the institution of a blockade around the island, as shown by the seven-day stand off that followed the embargo with the USSR. Unfortunately, this blockade completely restricted any trade to foreign countries and even restricted travel to and from the island. The shattering of The USSR, or Soviet Union, should have called for the end of the embargo, but instead the federal government, in 1992, further restricted the embargo with the 1992 Cuba Democracy Act and the 1996 Helms-Burton Act.
The USSR wanted to stay on track with the USA in every military, economic, and social aspect. The aspect of fear was present in the Cold War due to the constant competition between the USA and USSR. Therefore, when the Americans placed missiles in Turkey and aimed them at the USSR, the USSR wanted to have missiles aimed at the USA. The USSR wanted to place missiles in Cuba, and this led to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. During the thirteen-day event the world stood by in fear and waited for something to happen.