The Cuban Missile Crisis Was A Big Event During The Cold War

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The Cuban missile crisis was a big event during the “Cold War” that almost brought the world into a nuclear catastrophe. In this event the Soviet Union deployed around 100 tactical nuclear weapons to Cuba aiming to land in U.S. territory. The possibilities of a nuclear war was predicted by the president of the United States John F. Kennedy to be around a 33% chances of actually happening. The local Soviet commander in Cuba could have launched these weapons that were sent without additional codes or commands from Moscow. There was also a scheduled U.S. air strike that could have triggered a nuclear response against American ships and troops. If the Cuban missile crisis were fulfilled, over 200 million people around the world could have died in the resulting war. It was because of the American foreign policy that the crisis was diverted and resolved without war.
During the Cold War, the United States was concerned about an expansion of Communism. On December 19, 1960, after seizing power in the Caribbean island nation of Cuba, leftist revolutionary leader Fidel Castro aligned himself with the Soviet Union. Under Castro, Cuba grew dependent on the Soviets for military and economic aid. A Latin American country allying openly with the USSR was regarded as unacceptable, given the US-Soviet enmity since the end of World War II. The Soviets were feeling uncomfortable with the amount of nuclear weapons that the U.S. had targeted at them in Western Europe and Turkey. As a result
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