Persuasive Essay On The Cuban Missile Crisis

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Picture this - you wake up and you’re going about your day like you normally would, when all of a sudden the earth begins to quiver and a horrendously loud noise rings through your ears. You soon find out that a nuclear war has broken out. The war has just begun and your everyday life will soon feel like a war itself. That is what it would be like if the close calls that have taken place were actually a war breaking out. After the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan in 1945, there have been several close calls that brought us to the brink of nuclear war.
One of the most important close calls was the Cuban Missile Crisis which occurred just 17 years after the bombing of Japan. It took place from October 16 to approximately October 28, 1962. This incident is a perfect example of major miscommunication between people. “It was the moment when the two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, came closest to nuclear conflict.” (“The Cuban Missile Crisis, Oct. 1962”) After U.S. spy planes discovered Soviet Missile Bases in Cuba near San Cristobal, President Kennedy secretly ordered for a naval quarantine to be placed all around Cuba. For the next few days the world was on edge, waiting for a nuclear war to break out. During these days it was a standoff between the U.S. and the Soviets. On October 28, the Soviets agreed to back down and remove their missiles and weapons from Cuba.
During the Cuban Missile Crisis, there was another major event called the B-59 Submarine
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