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  • Missile Crisis

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    school and having your teacher yell instructions to hide under your desk because of a possible missile attack, not knowing if you’ll see tomorrow. This possible scenario is what children feared in late 1962. The uncertainty of life during this time and the actions taken by teachers and students intrigue me, like how they thought that a thin piece of wood and metal would save them from an atomic missile. In reality, nothing, including themselves, would be left standing. In October 1962, off the

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    a civil war. Both the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War illustrate the United States attempt to combat communism. The Cuban Missile Crisis in the prevention of a nuclear war. Whereas the Vietnam War ultimately curtailed the spread of communism. (CMC) During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S was trying to prevent a nuclear war, and attempting to contain the hostility between the U.S and the Soviet Union. In 1962, an American U2 plane spotted a Russian missile site being built with short

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    John F. Kennedy kept in his pocket (Dobbs 14). And if ever there was a storm coming, it was evident to Kennedy the morning of October 16, 1962: the date Kennedy was made aware of Soviet missiles in Cuba. This was the testing ground, the closest the world has ever been to nuclear war, the Cuban Missile Crisis, 16-28 October, 1962. The future for millions of lives depended upon the ability of United States President John F. Kennedy and Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev to reach an agreement in

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    the CIA calls denial and deception tactics, or D&D) ensures that the Soviet intentions and strategies are well cloaked. This was true during the Cuban Missile Crisis. By the time Kennedy got the intelligence reports showing the reconnaissance photographs from the Soviet installations in Cuba, the President publically "proclaimed that any nuclear missile attack from Cuba would be regarded as an attack by the Soviet Union and would be responded to accordingly," ("Revelations from the Russian Archives

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    and preparing an attack that nobody even know. Topic Sentence: The Cuban missile was a crazy time. It happened some fifty years ago when John F. Kennedy was president. It was when one of U.S. spy plane caught Soviet Union trying to sneak some nuclear missiles into Cuba that was ninety miles off the United States’ coast. Soon enough president Kennedy had to talk to one of their leaders about what are they doing with the missiles and if they do not remove it

  • Tuban Missile Crisis

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    the cuban missile crisis this was the closet both countries came to having an all out nuclear war. Destruction was feared the most for the 13 days it took place. After the failed attempt at attacking cuba known as the bay of pigs, cuba asked for help from the ussr and they happily agreed. They secretly set up nuclear missiles in cuba to protect cuba and the soviet union took it as an advantage. On october 14, 1962 a U-2 spy plane was flying over Cuba and discovered a medium range missile being assembled

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    Each decision made by each leader was vital in the outcome of The Crisis. Kennedy's choice to take action by methods of quarantine instead of air strike and Khrushchev's decision to follow the quarantines were the two key decisions made by the leaders in order to prevent war. The Cuban Missile Crisis showed the world that compromising and discussion could prevent war. The Cuban Revolution was a background cause to the crisis. On January 1st, 1959, a Marxist government in Cuba would have

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    Investigation The purpose of this investigation is to establish the extent to which there was a victor at the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. This investigation will evaluate the position of both Khrushchev and Kennedy after the crisis in order to draw the victor. Looking into the intentions and goals of USA and the USSR leading up to, during, and recently after the crisis to determine the true victor, in between the years 1959 and 1979. Sources that will be used in this investigation include

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

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    The Cuban missile Crisis began in October 1962, when the US discovered Soviet missiles were being stored in Cuba, finding these missiles meant the US & the Soviet Union were on the verge of a Nuclear War. In the lead up to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the US governments’ intention was to have Castro overthrown. However Castro had both the political & military support of the Soviet Union and started receiving secret shipments of Soviet arms. On the 14th October 1962 during a routine mission over Cuba

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis The world was at the edge of a third world war. This was the result of a variety of things: the Cuban Revolution, the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion, US anti-communism, insecurity of the Soviet Union, and Cuba's fear of invasion all made causes for war. However, war was not the result due to great cooperation from both President Kennedy and President Khrushchev and each of the decisions made by the leaders was crucial in the outcome of The Crisis. Kennedy's choice