The Cuban Missile Crisis Of 1962

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The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 had put America and Canada in danger and had almost started a nuclear war. On October 15, 1962, an American spy plane took pictures of nuclear missiles being built in Cuba, these missiles were capable of hitting targets anywhere in the United States or Canada, these missiles belonged to the Soviet Union (Russia), and were too dangerous to be left alone. The missiles had been placed there after the failed mission of the Bay of Pigs, for protection. John F. Kennedy had been told about the missiles the day after and had informed world leaders a few days after. Kennedy informed Americans about the missiles on October 22, 1962, John Diefenbaker informed Canadians an hour and a half after Kennedy. During the crisis, Kennedy had spoken with his advisers and began negotiations with the Soviet Union. The crisis had lasted 13 days, it ended on October 28, 1962, when Kennedy and the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev came to a compromise. The compromise was that Khrushchev would dismantle the missiles, in return for Kennedy promise not to invade Cuba, and the removal of the U.S. missiles in Turkey aiming at Russia. The Cuban missile crisis had created controversy between Canada and the U.S. The U.S had put Canada in danger because of tensions between the Cuba and the Soviet Union, The Canadian Prime Minister and the U.S. President had did not get along, Canada did not want war, and it brought a question to Canada’s nuclear weapon policy. First of all,
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