The Cuban Missile Crisis

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A series of Nuclear threats between the US and USSR after World War II.

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  • The Cold War was a race for nuclear ability between the USSR (Now Russia) and the US after World War II. 
  • One event that happened during the Cold War was the Cuban Missile Crisis, 13 days of escalating tension involving the threat of nuclear war. 
  • In 1961, the US tried to overthrow the Cuban communist government, they were unsuccessful. This made Cuba seek help from the USSR. 
  • President Nikita Khrushchev of the USSR agreed to help Cuba by putting missiles into Cuba. He did this to offset the US putting missiles in Turkey and Italy. 
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  • The US tried to put a stop to the transport of missiles by creating a blockade, unfortunately, this was considered an act of war. 
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  • In Washington, D.C., a negotiation was made. The US would take its missiles out of Turkey and Italy and promise to not invade Cuba in exchange for the Soviets to leave Cuba under inspection of the UN. The Soviet missiles were removed from Cuba and the crisis was now over. 
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