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The Cuban Missile Crisis This Is probably the closest mankind has ever gotten to extinction This was a time when tensions were at its highest For the first time in the history of the world man couldve made the earth look like an apple eaten down to the core Of course I am talking about the one and only Cuban Missile Crisis The US was kicking the Soviet Unions butt in the arms race The Soviet Unions missiles were only powerful enough to be launched against Europe but the US missiles were capable of taking out the whole Soviet Union Then in 1962 Nikita Khrushchev came up with a dumb idea to put missiles in Cuba which would decrease the chances of having a potential US strike against the Soviet Union Fidel Castro was looking for a way to defend Cuba which explains why he let Soviet missiles in Castro felt that after the failure of the Bay of Pigs a second attack was inevitable The real crisis for the US didnt occur until October 15 1962 when reconnaissance photographs showed that Soviet missiles were under construction in Cuba After a week of intense debate Kennedy decided to impose a naval quarantine around Cuba This ensured that no more Soviet missiles would enter Cuba Kennedy told the public about the situation and his decision to quarantine Cuba on October 22 He also said that any nuclear missile launched from Cuba would be regarded as an attack on the United States by the Soviet Union and demanded that the Soviets remove all of their offensive weapons from Cuba Then on the 26th Khrushchev wrote a letter to the US proposing that he would remove all of the Soviet missiles if the US guaranteed not to invade Cuba Then the next day which was the worst day of the crisis a U-2 airplane was shot down over Cuba The US received another letter from
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