What Is The Cuban Missile Crisis Essay

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Nuclear missiles are one of the most dangerous weapons made by man today. Want to know how the end of the world would look like. Just imagine living in a radioactive wasteland in a global nuclear war era where there is no sign of life ever existing again, dead trees, burnt grass, the extinction of all humans, and wildlife ceasing to exit. Every edible crop, or source of drinking water would be completely contaminated. This would have been the results of our Earth if Premier Kruschchev, and President Kennedy did not come into an agreement. The Cuban missile crisis is an event that would have led to possible human extinction, due to high tension between the U.S., and Russia and is important to us today because it illustrates the sometimes pivotal …show more content…
established an embargo that disrupted trade between the U.S. and Cuba because it was afraid that Castro would establish a Communist regime. Castro was resolute to not being pushed to the edge due to the pressure that was inflicted by the U.S. and decided to create a bigger bond with the Soviets. The United States tried to crumble Castro’s command in Cuba by planning the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The U.S. was defeated by Castro’s army easily and blew back on Kennedy. Castro’s victory from the Bay of Pigs Invasion emphasized Castro 's command in Cuba. Most Cubans felt bitter about the United States intervening in Cuban affairs. This bitterness resulted in a bigger number of supporters of Castro. With a definite command in Cuba, Castro acknowledged Cuba as a Communist …show more content…
In response the Soviet Union said it would remove their missiles if the United States removed their missiles from Turkey. The United States did not agree to this. Kennedy finally decided he would reply to Khrushchev’s first message, to remove missiles from Cuba if a US pledge was made not to invade Cuba. While that was happening, Kennedy had a plan to privately meet with Khrushchev to guarantee him that he would disarm all missiles from Turkey. Robert Kennedy went to the Soviet Embassy in Washington, D.C. to deliver the president’s promise and to give warning that he was growing intolerant and that the United States would be forced to take action against them. He also made it known that they would keep a close eye of any military exercises in Cuba. Khrushchev made a choice of removing all the missiles from Cuba taking into the consideration of the danger resulting in nuclear war. On October 28 Khrushchev announced on worldwide radio that he would remove the missiles in return for the pledge (State.org). In time passing by since the crisis was over declassified reports have been made to the public. The facts that came forth were that a US invasion would have met more opposition than was thought. Also the Soviets obtained arsenal intended for war which U.S. intelligence were not aware of. The U.S. had also assumed that there were a few thousand troops in Cuba, but in fact 40,000 soldiers were there

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