The Cuban Missile Crisis Term Paper

The Cuban Missile Crisis
The communication between leaders during the Cuban missile crisis with special attention to JFK's decisions on how to determine the best approach to handling the outbreak of nuclear war are examined in this paper.
# 6465 | 1,750 words | 1 source | APA | 2002 | US

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A detailed summary of the motivation causing Cuba and Russia to provoke this situation; including a day by day summarized narration of President John F. Kennedy's actions as well as Khrushchev's plans. This paper presents exclusive quotes of men on both sides of this potential nuclear war.

From the Paper:

"The start of the first nuclear war seemed inevitable as the interactions between the United States, Russia, and Cuba became hostile. The cold war had been going on for a few years before the missile crisis in October of 1962. After WWII America's relationship with the communist Russia was deteriorating, and problems with Cuba's dictatorship, lead by Fidel Castro, were becoming worst. The race for nuclear weapons was as important as ever, and because Russia feared the United States were too far ahead, they altered their strategy and made a bold move to construct offensive missiles in Cuba, 90 miles off the Florida shore, without telling anyone. Nikita Khrushchev was the current Premier of the Soviet Union and presented his plan to Castro who couldn't turn down the offer. Castro knew that the USA were still attempting to override his dictatorship and had already been threatened by the "Bay of Pigs" unsuccessful invasion that happened less then 2 years previously. The Soviet Union began to ship missiles and equipment along with troops to Cuba, and in October of 1962, the "Cuban Missile Crisis" would begin."

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