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Cuban Missile Crisis
Updated: 3/13/2020
Cuban Missile Crisis
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  • ON OCTOBER 14TH, 1962, AN AMERICAN SPY PLANE PHOTOGRAPHED THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOVIET MISSILE DEPLOYMENT SITES
  • You must put Canadian troops on alert and raise the military awareness level to DEFCON 3!
  • The Canadian leader and American President met.
  • John F. KennedyU.S. President
  • John DiefenbakerCanadian Prime Minister
  • No, I believe we should send United Nations inspectors into Cuba and survey the nuclear sites.
  • Following a meeting with Kennedy in May 1961, the Prime Minister discovered a paper left behind by an American advisor which left him inflamed.
  • Rostow Memooutline of several desired results that the United States hoped to “push” Canada toward during the meeting
  • After discussing for two days, Diefenbaker agreed to put troops on high alert and agreed to aid the U.S. However due to this late response, the crisis climate had already passed.
  • Canada's hesitant response displayed the country's need to prove its worth in its foreign policy and maintain calm in these situations. It however fueled controversy and worsened relationships with US.
  • "THE MOST HEATED MOMENT OF THE COLD WAR" 
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