Cuban Missile Crisis Essay Outline

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The Cuban missile crisis or also better known as the missile scare was one the treacherous occurrences in human history. This nerve-racking event took place in October of 1962 and was a dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. U.S discovered missile plants when a spy plane spotted the site. This caused a for an intense 13 day feud, the Soviet Union and the United States were both anxiously waiting to see which of the two would make the first move. The cold war was the closet we ever came to another World War, a nuclear world war at that. The dispute between the two all started when a U.S spy plane capture a photo that cause outbreak in both the United States and the Soviet Union. However, war …show more content…
Soviet Chairman Nikita Khrushchev was attempting to deploy nuclear warfare to Cuba. In addition to discovering the missiles for Americans officials, the urgency of the situation stemmed from the fact that the nuclear armed Cuban missiles were actually being installed so close to the United States mainland just approximately 90 miles south of Florida. Where the missiles were located they were capable of quickly reaching its target in the eastern part of the United States or more specifically the D.C area. If the missiles were to be operational, the missiles would alter the complexion of the nuclear rivalry between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics which had been dominated by the …show more content…
Once Castro (Cuba Revolutionary leader) heard about the rumors he then demanded the U.S to “cease Cuba airspace (i.e. suspend all surveillance flights), lift not merely the blockade but also the long-standing economic embargo against Cuba, terminate subversive activities, prevent what Castro called The “piratical attacks” of others and close down the naval base at Guantanamo.” (pg. 85 lines 3-6). This made everyone believe that Cuba actually was hiding the Soviets nuclear weaponry. Castro’s actions brought even more awareness to Cuba and the soviets than it already had because United States leaders no longer had to assume if the rumor were actually true because they now had something to go off of. Castro complains or better known as the “Five Points” were indeed real issues, but were later ignored by both the Soviet Union and the United States. Appalled by the actions of Kennedy and Khrushchev action he still played a key role in Kennedy’s and Khrushchev agreement. The one advantage Castro had on the others was that he could “thwart” international inspections, which was a major provision of Kennedy-Khrushchev

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