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    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world has ever been to a nuclear war which would have doomed the human race. For thirteen days the world was scared to death of what could happen. In a nutshell, the Soviet Union under leadership of Nikita Khrushchev tried to counter the lead of the United States in developing and deploying strategic missiles. The Soviet Union or USSR knew of the missiles the United States had set up in Turkey. (Garthoff) To gain first strike capabilities they reached

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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 incentives

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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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    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 October

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    Cuban Missile Crisis Near World Destruction and Nuclear destruction, when those two devastating and frightening words are brought up one thought comes to mind, The Cuban Missile Crisis. This was the closest the world has ever come to being blown apart by the people living on it. In April 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev conceived the idea of placing intermediate-range ballistic missiles in Cuba. Placing IRBM in Cuba would double the Soviet strategic arsenal and provide a real deterrent

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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 of

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a major event in U.S History that almost led to nuclear destruction. It was over a period of thirteen days in which diplomats from the U.S and the Soviet Union were trying to reach a peaceful resolution so that they wouldn’t have to engage in physical warfare. The crisis was the hallmark of the Cold War era which lasted from the 1950’s to the late 1980’s. The Cold War was a power struggle between the U.S and Soviet Union in which the two nations had a massive arms race

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961, the United States started placing fifteen Jupiter intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM) near Izmir, Turkey. Even though President Kennedy said that these missiles might have "questionable strategic value" the Soviet Premier, Nikita Khrushchev, made America aware of his anger and distain regarding Kennedy’s decision. Khrushchev believed that these missiles were not only an offense to him, but to his country as well. However, the United States also possessed nuclear

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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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