Cuban Missile Crisis Research Paper

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The Cuban Missile Crisis was the result of a military stalemate between the United States and the Soviet Union. The span of 13 days in 1962 can be classified as one of the scariest time periods in American history, World War III was on the line (Samuels, Charlie 31). Both America and the Soviet Union had many nuclear bombs aimed at each other. Although John F. Kennedy made the right decision in making a treaty, it could have of turned out disastrous because of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the United States’ naval quarantine, or if the United States or the Soviet Union did not feel the need to remove their missiles from there allie countries. In 1961 Fidel Castro was the Prime Minister of Cuba (Depalma, Anthony). The was known as a horrible …show more content…

That is until John F. Kennedy received a letter from Nikita Khrushchev asking the United States not to invade the Soviet Union (Khrushchev, Nikita). Just as Kennedy thought it would be a good idea, and a good solution to end the crisis an American plane was shot down right above Cuba. The crisis is back. Right as Kennedy got word about the plane he began prepping the military for a war. As a last resort choice Kennedy sent Nikita Khrushchev a letter stating that the United States would remove all their missiles in the country of Turkey right as soon as the Soviet Union got rid of all their missiles in Cuba. Crisis averted, the Soviet Union decided to get rid of all their missiles in Cuba, and soon after the United States removed there missiles in Turkey (Samuels, Charlie 39). The world could finally breathe again knowing there would not be a World War III.
In 1963 the United States of America and the Soviet Union created a telephone that would only work if the United States leader wanted to call the Soviet Union's leader or …show more content…

Kennedy was able to call all the right shots, and prevent a World War III. He he failed in any way, this crisis could of turned unbelievably terrible and thousands upon thousands of death would be the result. He did mess up during the Invasion of the Bay of Pigs, but fortunately that event happened a while before the crisis had begun. Luckily for the whole world when John F. Kennedy needed to make the right moves to provide safety to all he was able to (The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962). If John F. Kennedy called the naval quarantine a blockage it could of made the crisis make a turn for the worst. Even though in reality it was a blockade and not a quarantine, his communication skill allowed him to trick the world into thinking this was not an act of war (Samuels, Charlie 32). Lastly, John F. Kennedy knew how to discuss the removal of missile in Cuba by the Soviet Union in s way that made the Soviet Union have trust in the United States so much so that they would remove all their missiles without having the United States remove their missiles pointing at the Soviet Union. If it wasn't for John

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