History Of The Cuban Missile Crisis  

History Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

At the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis America and Russia were in a cold war. The terms between them were miserable. However, during the Cuban missile crisis the terms of the cold war almost forgotten by either party. In Cuba, things got heated up, and America and Russia came very close to a nuclear war. The world was threatened by the decision of both the countries. Several world leaders spoke to both Russia and America in light of the approaching nuclear war. More...

 

Significance Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

Significance Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

The significance of Cuban Missile Crisis is that it forced to great nations and super powers to reconsider a nuclear war and also determine that they have to coexist peacefully even though they were enemies. The Cuban missile crisis brought the world very close to a possible third world war and a nuclear war at the same time. By then the entire world had seen what a nuclear weapon can do and how much damage can be caused due to a single weapon. More...

Cuban Missile Crisis Effects

Cuban Missile Crisis Effects

The world as we know it today came very close to a nuclear war in the year of 1962, in October. The United States of America and the Soviet Union had collected their missiles in Cuba. However, the timely intervention of the US President Kennedy with the Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev stopped the nuclear war. After that America and Russia was involved in a cold war for a long time. The new Russian leader Leonid Brezhnev led Russia o victory in the cold war. More...

Who Was Involved In The Cuban Missile Crisis ?

Who Was Involved In The Cuban Missile Crisis ?

The Cuban missile crisis is one of the biggest events in American and Russian Cold war history. It is also called the October Crisis as the entire series of events took place in the last week of October. It is also known as Caribbean Crisis in Russia. There were three countries involved in the crisis, America, Russia and Cuba. In October 1962, in the middle of the cold war between America and Russia, there was a likelihood of a nuclear attack on America. More...

How Did The Cuban Missile Crisis Begin ?

How Did The Cuban Missile Crisis Begin ?

The Cuban crisis actually began on October 14th, 1962. Until then, America did not have a clue about what was going on against them. America and Russia were in a cold war and they were completely unaware of the Russian plan to launch a nuclear attack on them from the Cuban soil. They did not realize that Cuba had such a strong support from the Russians. A United States spy plane called the U2 took some pictures of the Russian missile stations in Cuba. The island were the stations were being installed was less than ninety miles from the US. However, the US felt threatened by this, and they called for an urgent meeting discussing the repercussions of the event. More...

Why Did The Cuban Missile Crisis Happen ?

 

The Soviet Union decided to deploy the missiles in Cuba based on two things, one is that Soviet was feeling insecure and the second is it would lose Cuba through invasion. Both these factors put together led to the Cuban Missile Crisis. At that time President John F. Kennedy was repeatedly mentioning that there is a huge missile gap between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. He felt that the American missiles and weapons may be inferior to the Soviet Union and this posed an inherent danger to the country. More...

 

 

    
 

Cuban Missile Crisis Timeline       It is believed in history that the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the world ever got to a nuclear war. At that time United States was on the highest alert possible and Soviet commanders in Russian army were prepared for a nuclear war and had installed their nuclear weapons in Cuba. The two national leaders, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, wanted that war was called off. They both knew it was not the right thing to do. However, even though the war was averted, it was not done on friendly terms. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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