The Cold War: Compromise Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

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Steven Luna
Compromise of the Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban Missile Crisis marks one of the most important events not only in our country but also the United States. It is important that we define, rather explain, what the Cuban Missile Crisis was. The Cuban missile crisis was a so called “pivotal” moment in the cold war. The two great superpowers at the time (The United States and the Soviet Union) were at the brink of war. The cold war seemed to be tilting toward a nuclear war. The crisis was nothing more than a direct and dangerous confrontation. The entire world ran danger. Two great superpowers racing for superiority in every sense of the word. Economic, military, and scientific progress. One country standing
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On July 25, 1953 Castro lead a rebellion against the Cuban government which failed miserably and lead to his imprisonment. Wh he was later released from prison he started forming “guerilla’ rebels.These guerillas were mostly of common everyday Cuban citizens. On January 8, 1959, Fidel Castro Che Guevara, and the guerillas attacked the capital of Cuba, Havana. Castro succeeded in overthrowing Fulgencio Batista. Fidel Castro officially declared himself ruler in 1959. Over the years and throughout his reign Castro’s Cuba Depended and relied mainly of the Soviet Union to keep itself up. Cuba became completely dependent in the Soviet Union in most every aspect in order for it to thrive economically and militarily. With the rebellion and uprising of Castro and his success in taking control, Cuba became the first communists government in the Western hemisphere. Which served to increase tension with the U.S.In fact his entire regime was a mix of Marxist, Leninist, and communist. Castro did a lot of good to his government. For example, “He reduced illiteracy, got rid of racism, and improved public health care,” according to a resource website “The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962.” He did, however control economic and political freedoms of the people. He limited their …show more content…
It also may have helped mitigate negative world opinion regarding the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. Two other important results of the crisis came in unique forms. First, despite the flurry of direct and indirect communications between the White House and the Kremlin—perhaps because of it—Kennedy and Khrushchev, and their advisers, struggled throughout the crisis to clearly understand each others’ true intentions, while the world hung on the brink of possible nuclear war. In an effort to prevent this from happening again, a direct telephone link between the White House and the Kremlin was established; it became known as the “Hotline.” Second, having approached the brink of nuclear conflict, both superpowers began to reconsider the nuclear arms race and took the first steps in agreeing to a nuclear Test Ban

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