Cuban Missile Crisis Dbq

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The USSR was to be blamed for the Cuban Missile Crisis to a large extent however the USA was also to be blamed for the Cuban Missile Crisis. The USSR was to be blamed due to their involvement with Cuba and the implementation of the missiles in Cuba including their implementation of resources to influence Cuba to join the USSR political ideology which was communism. However the reason for the USA also being blamed for the Cuban Missile Crisis was their factors and their aggressive policies which increased the tensions between the two superpowers in the Cuba Missile Crisis. Mr Kennedy’s aggressive policies, the blockade implemented by Kennedy as well as getting them involved where it was not necessary. USSR and the USA had many factors they …show more content…

The agreement was that Russia gave oil, machines and money to Cuba in exchange for sugar from the Cuban. The resource agreement alerted the USA and thus increased the tension between the two superpowers because USA felt that USSR was persuading Cuba into joining USSR political ideology which was communism (Source D). This increased the tensions and the USA stop trading with Cuba which then influenced Cuba to join with USSR communism. By the USSR trading and making agreements with Cuba with resources as well as putting missile basses in Cuba, this led up to the Cuban Missile Crisis and one of the factors that increased the tension between the USA and USSR. (Source …show more content…

This is due to the different political ideologies between the superpowers (Source D). The different political ideologies were that the United States was a capitalist state while the USSR was a communist state. The different political ideologies are the cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis as both superpowers will do anything and everything in order to spread their political ideologies to other countries. This created tension and led up to the Cuban Missile Crisis because USSR and USA were not on the same terms with each other as they both wanted to spread their ideology to the same countries thus the tension grew. While the USSR stated that everything should be owned by the government and then divided up equally among the people differed from the USA stating that their needed to be a democracy and people could own land, businesses and compete for themselves thus increasing the tensions and the cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis. (Source

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