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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The overall cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis was the Cold War conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. There are other causes, but they all stem from this cause. The main effect...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2015 12:58 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missle crisis convinced an already paranoid public that the communists were on their doorstep. The Cold War was a lot of chest-pounding and name calling. There was not a lot of action....

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011 10:38 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The American economy grew as a result of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The crisis demonstrated that the United States needed to have the best delivery systems for its nuclear weapons and needed to be...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2020 4:01 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

Both were points of conflict in the Cold War. Both were perceived attempts of Soviet aggression against American interests. The Cuban Missile Crisis was viewed as a direct threat to the United...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2019 2:27 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

In 1962, Khrushchev responded to the presence of American nuclear weapons in Turkey by secretly installing Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba. The United States promised not to attack the Castro regime...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2018 1:15 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in October 1962. It was a tense standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union that almost led to nuclear war. The pilot of a US U-2 spy plane observed...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2020 1:23 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) was highly significant for Fidel Castro and Cuba. The primary benefit for Cuba was America's promise not to launch an invasion. Castro won control of Cuba by...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2019 11:49 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

I would say that this statement is not true in any serious way. For the statement to be true, we would have to assume that neither the US nor the Soviet Union would have used nuclear weapons in...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2012 7:57 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

To the extent that there is any such thing as a Kennedy doctrine, it is generally described as a commitment to containing communism and preventing its spread. This was, of course, the major thrust...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2013 7:26 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The United States government was heavily involved in anti-Castro efforts before, during, and after the Cuban revolution. Because of their frequent interference and attempts at sabotage and...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2019 4:47 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The goal of the Soviet Union was to be more of a threat to the security of the United States. The US, at that time, had nuclear missiles in Europe that could hit the USSR. The Soviets had very...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2012 11:10 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

I cannot help but feel that leadership was vitally important in the outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis ending in the manner it did. By all accounts, President Kennedy displayed political...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2012 8:39 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

I assume that you are asking about the crisis that is commonly called the “Cuban Missile Crisis.” The Cuban Missile Crisis had its origins in the decision by Nikita Khrushchev to put medium-range...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2012 8:39 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

Ironically enough, the major impact of the Cuban Missile Crisis was to lower tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. There were other relatively minor impacts, but this was the...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2012 8:46 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

What Cuba hoped to achieve in the Cuban Missile Crisis was a closer relationship with the Soviet Union. In 1962, Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba was still young. Castro's Cuba was not...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2012 11:04 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 is considered the closest the world has ever come to a full-scale nuclear war. At the time of the missile crisis, Cold War tensions between the United...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2013 7:24 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

There was a societal effect too. The country watched, over 13 days, as the whole nightmare played out, and the possibilities of nuclear annihilation were talked about openly on the evening news....

Latest answer posted April 14, 2010 5:47 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

It seems to me that one of the most pressing debates that the Executive Committee (Ex Com) seemed to wrestle with was whether or not to authorize an air strike on Cuba. This feeds into the larger...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2012 4:51 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

One way to conclude a research paper on the Cuban Missile Crisis is to reiterate what most historians and scholars agree was the outcome: "The Cuban Missile Crisis represented the closest the world...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2013 8:46 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The main reason that it is important to learn about the Cuban Missile Crisis is that it (like many important historical events) can give us insights into how we ought to conduct our affairs today...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2012 7:54 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

A superpower is a country that is simply much more powerful than the average country. There is no exact line that separates a major power from a superpower, but the idea is that a superpower is on...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2012 9:00 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

I am assuming that this question is about the Cuban Missile Crisis. I have edited and moved it accordingly. There were really only two options that the President and the executive committee...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2013 10:53 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

I tend to think that one of the most striking elements revealed in the transcripts of the Cuban Missile Crisis discussion is how President Kennedy sought to fully understand the implications of the...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2012 4:38 pm UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

Yes, it was. At this time in the Cold War, Intercontinantal Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) were not yet fully developed. This meant that the Soviets did not have large numbers of missiles that could...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2012 7:52 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The American people as a whole deserve praise for keeping their cool for a critical one or two days while the Soviet ship carrying nuclear warheads was approaching Cuba and the American destroyer...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2012 3:20 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

One might suggest that the US did exaggerate the danger in order to justify their rather elaborate and extensive reaction to the threat the missiles posed. The US military, in particular strategic...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2012 9:37 am UTC

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

I think that one of the most intense elements that come out of the transcripts of the discussions regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis is the bevy of information and insight that President Kennedy...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2012 3:34 pm UTC

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