Causes And Consequences Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

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Cuban Missile Crisis
The world experienced the most terrifying encounter of the Cold War in October 1962. The U-2 spy plane photos verified that The Soviet Union has shipped missiles to Cuba. Hoping to alter the mission of Russia, President Kennedy called for an executive meeting for the favorable reply. Due to the economic blockade imposed by the United States, Cuba urges Soviet Union to send thousands of military personnel along with defensive missiles in order to counterattack opponent’s planes. There were offensive weapons which could reach Washington or Chicago. Some members of the executive suggested to go after air strikes with missile bases, whereas others recommended for the blockade on the sea to Cuba. The president chose the naval
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Kennedy also reiterated that U.S. will not tolerate the missile presence and U.S. will destroy them if USSR do not dismantled. Khrushchev approved the deal on October 28, 1962. With the withdrawn of the missiles from Cuba by the Soviet Union , there will be peaceful environment for the United States and Russia.
In the article, “The Cuban Missile Crisis: Reading the Lessons Correctly”, Richard New Lebow explores the detailed causes and consequences of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Lebow discusses about the role of nuclear weapons in the foreign policy of the United States. John F. Kennedy reacted violently to the Soviet Union for the presence of the Soviet missiles in Cuba. With the help of private channels, Kennedy’s messages were communicated to the Soviet Union to dismantle the missiles. Robert Kennedy, Theodore Sorensen and Chester Bowles told the Soviet Union ambassador Anatolii Dobrynin to cooperate with Kennedy’s appeal for the removal of the offensive nuclear missiles from Cuba as soon as possible. Thinking that U.S. might think that Soviet Union would disturb the election, the Soviet Union announced that they would not create any
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Canada’s involvement in Cuban Missile Crisis was profound and very less had been noticed about Canada in the international arena. Canada didn’t recognize Cuba as a giant nation. Canadians felt that they shared the certain level of economy to U.S.industry. Castro wanted to minimize the effect of foreign countries on Cuba. Canadians criticized Americans for their involvement in the Bay of Pigs. The United States didn’t support the trade of goods among Canada and Cuba on 1962 and 1963, however Canada supported American strategic blockade on Cuba. Apart from this, Canada thought that the United States estimated more than necessary about the threat of nuclear war from Cuba. President Kennedy highlighted that there was no proof of attack from Cuba. He further reiterated that, “ United States would do whatever must be done to protect its own security and that of its allies.” President Kennedy examined the photos of Cuba where Russians were constructing missile camps . The missiles could reach the United States, Latin America and even Canada. President Kennedy warned all allies except Canada and sought helped from UN to mitigate the coming crisis by the Soviet Union. The Prime Minister Diefenback claimed that the Canada had knowledge about the buildup of the missiles in Cuba as of 16 October, 1962. The Prime

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