Essay about The Cold War During The Soviet Union

1453 Words May 19th, 2016 6 Pages
By 1962, the United States of America and the Soviet Union have been direct competition and rival for longer than 15 years. The Cold War period reflects the intense military and political tension between the two world superpowers, significant conflicts such as the Berlin Blockade in 1948, the “fall” of China to communism due to the Chinese Civil War, the Korean War in the 1950s, and also Berlin Crisis in 1961, increased the tension between the anti-communist America and the communist Soviet Union. Unlike some other conflicts during the Cold War, the Cuban missile Crisis in 1962 was not only the direct, intense conflict between America and the Soviet Union, but was also one of the closest moments to a start of a worldwide nuclear war, and it could potentially cause the death millions of innocent civilians; However, though not immediately after, the crisis paved a way for the improvements in relationships between the United States and the Soviet Union and decreased the tension between the two superpowers for a period of time.
In 1959, Cuba officially became a communist country with the victory of the revolutionary war led by Castro. With the fear of the spread of communism, the American government decided to take on actions against the communist Cuba, which eventually led to the Bay of Pigs invasion. The invasion was seeking to overthrow Castro from power with a full-scale invasion of Cuba with the help from America-trained Cubans; However, the invasion was not only a…

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