The Cuban Missile Crisis Was A Harsh Time During The Cold War

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The Cuban Missile Crisis was a harsh time during the Cold War. About 50 years ago the USA and the USSR were at each others throat for a very pointless reason. This basically started because USSR planted nuclear bombs in Cuba which was pretty close to Florida. John F. Kennedy was the president at this time and he was not to fond of that idea. October 1962, JFK was warned that the USSR had the nuclear weapons set up in Cuba ready to attack and as a result of this situation, Kennedy then also placed nuclear bombs in Cuba. The USSR found out about Kennedy’s plans and this was the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Both the United States and the USSR were at each others throat, and if they were to continue the stalemate any longer, they would have started a nuclear war. According to the treaty between the US and the USSR, it basically states that although many people believe that the US did not have the right to do what they did, they actually had every right to do it. There are two main reasons why the US had the right to do this and it is because the treaty between the US and the USSR states that the US was able to and had the right to intervene and because the US did not sign the peace treaty that USSR offered them so they were able to attack. The treaty between the US and the USSR states that the US was able and had the right to intervene. In Article VII of the treaty it states, “To enable the United States to maintain the independence of Cuba, and to protect the people
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