The Cuban Missile Crisis
A study of the events surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
# 9133 | 720 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Feb 02, 2003 in International Relations (Cold War) , International Relations (U.S.) , Political Science (Communism) , Latin-American Studies (Socialist/Marxist/Communist Movements)
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The paper discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 which is widely regarded as the most dangerous moment of the Cold War. The paper shows that the successful resolution of the crisis led to an immediate improvement in relationship between the superpowers, and focused the world's attention on the issues surrounding nuclear capability and deterrence, as well as led to the development of a new method of "crisis management" known as brinkmanship - a diplomatic theory, which involves using the threat of war in order to coerce an opponent into backing down.
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