America's Role In The Cuban Missile Crisis

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The Cuban Missile Crisis which occurred during October 14th to the 28th in 1962, during the cold war. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation among the Soviets and the United States. John. F Kennedy, who was the president at the time, decisions regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis was very effective and resulted in both superpowers to not endure in a nuclear war. President Kennedy 's decision on settling on quarantine, succeeding in getting the missiles out of Cuba while being victorious in America 's eye, and unseeingly straining the soviets relationship with Cuba was a triumph.
In September 1962 the Cuban and Soviet governments began to build bases of medium range nuclear missiles that were able to destroy almost all of the United
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Secrecy played a big part in the Cuban Missile Crisis. President Kennedys got Khrushchev to remove the missiles out of Cuba, but in reality he also removed missiles out of Turkey and Italy confidentiality. This resulted in the embarrassment of Chairman Khrushchev and the Soviet Union since no one knew of the ordeal other then the leaders of both countries; it seemed as if the Soviet 's were retreating from the problem they had started. The withdrawal of the missiles from Turkey and Italy by the United States, were not made public, it was a secret deal between the two leaders that would occur within a short time after the crisis was over. After the quarantine went into effect, Khrushchev sent a personal and emotional letter to the President on Friday, October 26. Before they could reply to the message that was sent another letter arrived via telex on Saturday, October 27. This letter was more demanding and it insisted that the United States of America evacuate its missiles from Turkey in return for the Soviet Union removing its missiles from Cuba. President Kennedy 's sent his brother Robert Kennedy to meet with Soviet 's Ambassador Dobrynin to discuss the final results of the crisis, and in which he stated clearly to the Ambassador that there was no certainty of removing the missiles in Turkey and Italy but that President Kennedy had been "anxious to remove those missiles from Turkey and Italy for a long period of time… [and] that within a short time after the crisis…show more content…
After the Cuban Missile Crisis, the communist Chinese were very critical of the Soviet 's and the way they handled the situation against the American 's. They believed they were evil capitalist that needed to be destroyed and that the soviets were too soft on the Americans. The Chinese communist were not they only critical ones. Cuba felt betrayed by the soviets, who handled the situation by themselves without consulting Fidel Castro, who was the leader at the time. [4] The events of the Cuban Missile Crisis lead to Soviet-Cuba relationship to deteriorate, while the relationship between Cuba and the United States were also still tense. The United States and Cuban relations were severely strained during the Bay of Pigs invasion. The Bay of Pigs was an unsuccessful invasion by CIA trained forces of Cuban exiles that were to invade southern Cuba and overthrow the Cuban Government. This event was encouraged and supported from the US government. This strained the relationship between the United States and Cuba, but after events of the Cuban Missile Crisis set new ground for the companionship between both countries. In 1964 Fidel Castro sent a message to President Lyndon B. Johnson stating, "I seriously hope that Cuba and the United States can eventually respect and negotiate our differences. I believe that there are no areas of contention between us that cannot be discussed and settled within a climate of mutual understanding. But first, of course, it is necessary to discuss our
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