However, U.S spy planes soon identified evidence of the nuclear missile sites being rapidly installed in Cuba. As a result, the U.S quarantined (set a zone around) Cuba where ships carrying weapons could not go. If Cuba had missiles, they could threaten other countries and make them submit to Cuba which would result in them becoming communist. Numerous Soviet transports stopped dead in the water just outside the quarantine line. In April 1963, the United States and the Soviet Union came to an agreement.
This crisis was between the United nations and the Soviet union caused a major problem. The soviets began to place some weapons like bombs into cuba . 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 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.
We see in this Film crucial role of the president and his advisers how they solve this conflict without war. President Kennedy took a complex sentence, he promised that the United States not to invade Cuba if Russia withdrew its missiles. but if Khrushchev had not accepted the offer within 24 hours, it will attack Cuba. The president is under intense pressure from his military commanders, who want to shoot first but Kennedy does not want to make it the war. He knows that if war breaks out it will be a world war III.
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.
While the U.S was trying to make countries democratic to have friends So the Cold War began. The Cuban missile crisis was all political, it began when the U.S put nuclear weapons in turkey and pointed them at the Soviet Union which Americans though was totally okay. Until the Soviet Union sent Nuclear missiles to Cuba to point at the U.S. Now president John F. Kennedy got satellite
The public put unavoidable pressure on the government to cease involvement in the war, especially as it was eating massive amounts of tax payer’s money. In November 1969, 500,000 people demonstrated against the war in Washington DC. Also, Viet Cong aims were to simply never give in and inflict enough damage on the USA to withdraw. Whereas US strategies included forcing North Vietnam to give in, making them agree to an acceptable solution to the conflict, insuring China or the USSR wouldn’t be drawn into the conflict, all whilst ‘protecting’ South Vietnam and building support there. As well as these aims being more difficult from the offset, there was also much more initiative for the Viet Cong soldiers, who were fighting for an ideology they whole-heartedly believed in and for their country.
The Treaty of Versailles was the Treaty signed by Germany, France, Britain, and the USA in 1919 on June 28th. The “Big Three” all had their personal aggressions towards Germany and as a result the Treaty was rather harsh. The Treaty of Versailles was significant to some extent to Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 because it left the people of Germany vulnerable and confused which made Hitler’s extreme ideas easier to appeal to. Economically, it left Germany’s economy in tatters due to the reparations. Socially, there was the war guilt clause which caused an outrage amongst the German people.
The 1960 U-2 incident happened during the Cold War on 1 May 1960 (just around my grandma’s birthday), during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the premiership of Nikita Khrushchev when a United States of America U-2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet airspace. The aircraft that was flown by Central Intelligence Agency. Pilot Francis Gary Powers was performing aerial reconnaissance when it was hit by an S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Guideline) surface-to-air missile and crashed in Sverdlovsk (in Union Soviet Socialists Republic). The United States of America thought they were going to hide their initial intent but didn’t really succeed. All of this took place near Aramil in the Soviet Union.
On June 17 1940, The French signed an armistice and pulled out of World War 2, after being defeated by Hitler’s Nazi Germany which had conquered most of Western Europe in less than two months. But British Prime Minister Winston Churchill rallied his stubborn people, and out-manuovered those politicians who wanted to negotiate with Adolf Hitler. But Britain’s success in continuing the war very much depended on the RAF Fighter Command’s agility to thwart the Luftwaffe’s efforts to gain air superiority, This then would be the first all air battle in history.
This was due to an incident called the Cuban Missile Crisis. The crisis was a result of the USSR putting nuclear weapons in Cuba. The, Cuba would be in range to hit the US with weapons of mass destruction. The incident lasted only a few days until the Kennedy administration defused the ticking time bomb. Though a great charismatic leader, one operation puts a blemish on JFK’s report card.
Significantly, his disapproval rating climbed in direct relation to the fall in his approval rating. When people changed their minds about President Nixon they were skipping ambivalence and going straight to disapproval. As the 37th President he ended American Involvement in the war in Vietnam in 1973 and brought the troops back home. At the same time, he ended military draft.
Over two years after Reagan’s famous statement to tear down the Berlin Wall, Gorbachev permitted the people of Berlin to break down the wall. The fall of the Berlin Wall signaled the end of the Soviet Union’s control of East Germany and the end of the Cold War (Biography.com Editors,
One of Kennedy’s greatest examples of Flexible response was during the Cuban missile crisis. When the soviets went past the blockade, Kennedy did not use the nuke button like most of his predecessors would, instead he decided to see what would happen (Bowes 1/20/17). Shortly after the boat crossed it turned right back around and sailed back home. If Kennedy would of taken action this little struggle would of made the soviets retaliate and end up destroying the world. Unlike Truman and Eisenhower, Kennedy focused on Military use one of the big examples is the naval blockade around Cuba.