Cuban Missile Crisis: A Fight Of Good Against Evil?

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Cuban Missile Crisis: A Fight of Good Against Evil?
The Cuban missile crisis of October 1962 was the peak of the cold war that was on-going at the time. It was a parlous period characterized by an ideological tug-of-war almost leading to a collision course. After the end of the Second World War, tensions had already been built around the already shaky relationship between the United States and the USSR. Cuba, a little neighboring island to the United States and a former colony of Italy, unfortunately, was at the center of the whole crisis. Additionally, the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba was already tensed following the overthrow of the U.S. supported government of Fulgencio Batista by Fidel Castro, who contemporaneously commenced building alliances with the Soviet Union and secretly made an agreement with Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev to install nuclear missiles in Cuba in order to forfend future invasions. All this happened at a time the United States was putting so much effort in trying to prevent the expansion of communism, especially as the Soviet Union’s influence in Eastern Europe kept on waxing stronger. In order to paint a clear picture of the events that led to the Cuban missile crisis, I will be taking into consideration a brief account of the cold war. Also in this essay, I will be talking about the actors involved in the crisis, their roles, and an analysis of the event to determine whether it was a fight of good against evil, and in doing that, I
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