During the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis took place. It was when two superpowers were close to causing a nuclear war. Its main origin was when the United States invaded Cuba, on April 10, 1961; which is also known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. After the invasion, previous Prime Minister; Fidel Castro of Cuba, was ‘paranoid’ because he felt like America was planning another attack. So in order to protect his nation, he sought military and economic help from the Soviet Union.
With his advisers, he decided on a naval blockade to prevent Russian ships delivering the missiles for the Cuban sites. Monday 22 October Kennedy announces a naval blockade of Cuba. B52 nuclear bombers are deployed, so that one-eighth of them are airborne all the time. Kennedy warns of a full retaliatory response, if any missile is launched from Cuba. Tuesday 23 October Khrushchev explains that the missile sites are "solely to defend Cuba against the attack of an aggressor".
The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in the month of October, 1962 when American-Soviet relations were tested by the installation of nuclear missiles in Cuba by the Soviet Union. Many historians point to this moment in time as the closest the United States and the Soviets ever came to nuclear war. The tensions began to rise once the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961, supported by the American government, failed to remove Fidel Castro from power in Cuba. As a result, Castro was open for the Soviet Premier Khrushchev to place troops and nuclear missiles to threaten the United States. Khrushchev considered this justifiable because of the American missiles positioned in Turkey.
He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963 by a communist sympathizer named Lee Oswald. President Kennedy was shot in the head and neck while being driven to his next speaking place. However, President Kennedy did not die until reaching Parkland Memorial hospital. Lee Oswald was later killed by Jack Ruby, this sparked many conspiracies concerning Kennedy’s death. However, the official report asserted that Oswald was not in league with another person when he assassinated
Cuba then decided that they would go under quarantine which at the time was seen as an act of war. Both Presidents came to an agreement that they would not invade or destroy any parts of cuba unless they had a direct provocation to do so. This event ended after a few days on the 18th of october and this very much avoided a nuclear war. The bay of pigs ( april 17th , 1961) Cuba decided to launch an invasion on the south of cuba on a beach .This invasion was formed when all the american companies within cuba had stopped all the imports of cuban sugar and aid to cuba. The USSR had a new trade agreement and this became forces with the communist.
Firstly, the use of diplomacy instead of military in order to prevent a large number of casualties and reach a definite solution. During the Cold War, America wished to defeat communism and through the diplomacy implemented within the Cuban Missile Crisis it managed to do so ideologically instead of restoring to military force. After the agreement reached between Kennedy and Khrushchev, the Soviet Union could no longer afford to keep up its military forces throughout the world and therefore no longer face the United States military. This crippled the Soviets as the people no longer viewed communism as a successful way of being the world’s superpower, which became America. Therefore, the Nigerian government should attempt to reach a compromise with the Boko Haram group, so that the situation won’t get out of hand since military force is expensive and creates instability in the country since many soldiers began to abuse their power.
The first force of action Kennedy decided to take on Cuba was the economic blockade. This was put in place because Cuba had just signed a trade agreement with the USSR, and Kennedy knew that the USSR having access to planting their missiles only 90 miles away from US territory could be very dangerous. “Since the 1960s, the United States has imposed an embargo against Cuba...the blockade, consists of economic sanctions against Cuba and restrictions on Cuban travel and commerce for all people and companies under US jurisdiction.” This quote is from this website. This was a very big decision that Kennedy made because Cuba and the U.S traded a lot of goods between the each other, and he knew that he would be cutting off that supply completely. A lot of people did not believe he was making the right decision, but Kennedy knew that if his judgement and thinking was corrupted by other people 's perspective than he wouldn’t be able to truly figure out what was the right
(history.com) Sadly, before his term ended he was assassinated by a fatal shot in November 22, 1963 at Dallas, Texas during a ride in a motorcade, but even fifty years later after the tragic event many Americans have different conspiracy theories about who had killed him, and if it had been planned by the government. Rhetorical
As the invasion went on, the chance of the U.S winning decreased within every hour. President Kennedy then ordered an “air-umbrella” at dawn. This plan demolished the U.S military. Because Kennedy was new in office, he wanted to do the “right thing” and make everyone proud that they voted for him. Unfortunately the CIA had created the plans before Kennedy was in office, and they did not share all of the information with him and manipulated him into approving it.
Why this despicable act? He was the first Catholic President in American history, gunned down in Dallas, Texas on the 22 November 1963. When his brother Robert ran for president in 1968 he too was killed by an assassin’s bullet in a hotel in California. Were the Kennedys doomed? Earlier, civil rights leader Martin Luther King was killed in Memphis, Tennessee by an assassin’s bullet.
There are more than a few popular conspiracy theories on how JFK was assassinated, speculations of who maybe was involved. Although the warren commision came to the conclusion that Oswald acted alone. The Warren commission 's decided to not look further into the murder case of John.F kennedy, this led to individuals carrying out all sorts of John.F kennedy assassination theories to circulate. On November 22,1963 at the Dealey plaza in Texas, John.F Kennedy was riding in the back of a moving vehicle