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    inevitable to the world, it was the first time nuclear war was hanging on a thread. The Cuban Missile Crisis presented a threat to the world, in which the USSR planted nuclear missiles on Cuba. America’s response was to threaten launching nuclear missiles at the Russians. This incident launched the world into a new time, which presented nuclear weapons as a source of power. The incident of the Cuban Missile Crisis still connects with us today because the power nuclear weapons present, which provides

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis During the Cold War 1947-1991, over the course of forty four years was a political and military tension between the two powers of the Communist bloc (Eastern bloc) and the Capitalist bloc (Western bloc). The Eastern bloc dominated by the Soviet Union along with the Warsaw pact and states aligned with the Soviet union refers to the to the former communist state of Central and Eastern Europe. The Western bloc was dominated by the USA with NATO along with its allies and refers

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis This essay had to do with the Cuban missile crisis. The paper starts with the Berlin wall. It talks about the division it symbolized. From this, there were many bad things that developed between the U.S and the Soviet Union. But it is also suggested while the U.S was using democracy as a jumping board we did not adhere to all of the principles is came with. In one passage it states that, “On principle that global wars, and revolutionary wars, are not won by the squeamish

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis In 1962, an American spy plane discovered the Soviet nuclear missile bases in Cuba. Castro had turned to the USSR for military assistance in fear of a US attack. It was the sighting of these missile bases that marked the beginning of the Cuban missile crisis. There were many reasons why the Cuban missile crisis came about, and undoubtedly the USSR and America's history played major roles in the coming about of this incident. The Soviet bitterness towards America

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis October 14-28, 1962, the world never came so close to nuclear war. For 13 days, the world sat on the brink of nuclear Armageddon. In the end, rationality didn’t prevail; it was all but for a bit of luck that kept this hair's breadth of a situation from escalating. The crisis exemplified the doctrine of mutually assured destruction, which would come to define the rest of the Cold War. It also showed how fragile diplomacy can be when addressing the issue of preventing global

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban Missile Crisis is one of the most tense and scariest periods in our nation's and the world's history. The world was literally on the brink of nuclear annihilation. Once again the different ideologies of the United States of America and the Soviet Union had led them to confrontation only this time it could have had much more serious consequences. There are literally thousands of web sites that deal with this issue. The two sites I found the most interesting

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    doing research on the Cuban Missile Crisis, all I really knew was that the United States almost went into a nuclear war with Cuba, and that the crisis lasted 13 days. I did not know much about the extent of the situation. After a lot of reading I learned a lot of interesting facts. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day confrontation in 1962, between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other side. What previous events led to the Cuban Missile Crisis and what were the roles

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    Teddy Baziotis Cuban Missile Crisis As prominent leader Fidel Castro took over in Cuba and introduced major reforms, many Cubans fled to America and brought stories with them that outraged the American press (History Learning Site). America now decided that they would stop all trade with Cuba and that is when Russia came in to buy Cuba’s sugar and other exports that were previously going to America. This event drove Castro to support Russia (History Learning Site). The Cuban Missile Crisis started on

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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

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    intense Cuban Missile Crisis. According to the contributors, President Kennedy’s leadership during the national emergency helped reduce tensions of the Cold War. (source: Cuban Missile Crisis: Evolving Historical Perspectives) Perhaps it was President Kennedy’s well-composed attitude and clear direction that led the Cuban Missile Crisis to be so successful and avoid a nuclear war that could have ended the world. Throughout all of the events that occurred during the Cold War, the Cuban Missile had one

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