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    Burns, Bradford E. Latin America: A Concise Interpretive History. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, 2002. Chang, Laurence and Peter Kornbluh. The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. New York: The New Press, 1992. Khrushchev, Nikita S. Khrushchev Remembers. Boston: Little Brow, 1970. —. Khrushchev Remembers: The Glasnost Tapes. Boton: Little Brow, 1990. Leonard, Thomas M. Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1999. Ramonet, Ignacio. My Life: Fidel Castro. London: Penguin Books,

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    USSR

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    Post WWII USSR, from 1945-1991 The Soviet Union was an incredibly powerful and unstable country; it had just been on the winning side of the WWII, also had a ruined economy and a regime that was incredibly oppressive, and an economic and social system that was so incredibly alien to anything else witnessed in modern history. Now, the main causes of this change is most likely linked to both the Soviet Revolution, which happened prior to WWII, and WWII itself. WWII in general really changed the face

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis (In Cuba this event is known as the October Crisis of 1962) was one of the most tense and crazy periods of time in Cuba and world history. Sadly many today in the Cuban Society as well as other foreign societies today don’t fully understand the danger the entire world faced in October of 1926. Both nations were ready to wipe the other out. It could have been a horrible and nuclear global disaster. Many were scared of the risk for a world war III. It could of caused inconceivable

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    missiles, Kennedy decided on a less dangerous response. In addition to demanding that Russian Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev remove all the missile bases and their deadly contents, Kennedy ordered a naval quarantine (blockade) of Cuba in order to prevent Russian ships from bringing additional missiles and construction materials to the island. In response to the American naval blockade, Premier Khrushchev authorized his Soviet field commanders in Cuba to launch their tactical nuclear weapons if invaded

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    Cuban Missile Crisis

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    weapons to defend the island if it was invaded. Thanks to the bravery of two men, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, war was averted.(Fourteen days) In 1962 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev launched plans to supply Cuba with medium and intermediate range ballistic missiles that would put the eastern United States within range of nuclear missile attack. Khrushchev mistakenly assumed that the United States would take no action and when questioned denied that any missiles were being

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    opposed systems: one free, and the other bent on subjugating other nations. After Stalin's death, Nikita Khrushchev stated in 1956 that imperialism and capitalism could coexist without war because the Communist system had become stronger. The Geneva Summit of 1955 among Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States, and the Camp David Summit of 1959 between Eisenhower and Khrushchev raised hopes of a more cooperative spirit between East and West. In 1963 the United States and the

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    The Cuban Misile Crisis

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    and respecting each other’s privacy; this making it a non-zero sum game. In order to understand where the Cuban Missile Crisis originated from, it is important to examine the events leading up to it. In 1961 the Soviet Union was under rule of Nikita Khrushchev. At the time, the United States was in the middle of a political transition with the election of John F. Kennedy, more commonly referred to as JFK ("John F. Kennedy"). With Khrushchev’s establishment of power spreading out across the country

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    Précis on the Individual as the Unit of Analysis Pluralists disaggregate the state since they do not see the state as a unified actor. They see it as individual units jockeying to be the one’s dictating policy. This compromises their ability to reach optimal conclusions since actors are inherently constrained by the forces that put them in the position to dictate policy. Therefore they are not rational actors since they seek their own ends over those of the group (state) which leads to suboptimal

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    Kennedy and Khrushchev

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    Latin America. However, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev forced his position in Cuba, ultimately countering U.S. occupation by deploying Soviet troops and maintaining communist influence in the region. Khrushchev believed that U.S. invasion in Cuba was imminent and prepared to fight against American troops. The Vienna Summit in 1961 outlined the desire to takeover Berlin, a crucial European city for American and Soviet presence during the Cold War. Khrushchev and the Soviet Union approached the United

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    were capable of striking the entire Soviet Union. In late April 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev conceived the idea of placing intermediate-range missiles in Cuba which would double the Soviet strategic arsenal and provide a real deterrent to a potential U.S. attack against the Soviet Union. The fate of millions literally hinged upon the ability of two men, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, to reach a compromise. The sources I have researched strongly agree that it was President

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