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Cuban Missile Crisis

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Christian Schwallie

on 9 January 2013

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Sites Used Why Did The Cuban Missile Crisis Start? The arms race between the Soviet Union and the US almost caused a nuclear war. The United States placed Thor and Jupiter intermediate-range ballistic missiles in turkey due to its strategic usefulness in April of 1962. In October of 1962 the US found out that the Soviets had been secretly transporting their own intermediate-range missiles to Cuba because of the US not removing theirs from Turkey. The US decided to do a military “quarantine” on Cuba and asked the Soviets to withdraw their weapons. On October 28, 1962 the crisis ended. Kennedy met with Khrushchev and agreed on how to end the situation. They came to the conclusion that the Soviets would dismantle their offensive weapons from Cuba and in return the US would never invade Cuba. After wards, the US would remove their Thor and Jupiter IRBMs from Turkey. Controversy The blockade was made to prevent Russian ships from bringing additional missiles and construction materials to Cuba. Why Was The Blockade Made? The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13 day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba, on one side, and the United States on the other. What Was It? The United Stated withdrew their nuclear missiles from Turkey and Italy
The United States made an agreement with the Soviet Union that they wouldn't invade Cuba
The creation of the Hotline Agreement and the Moscow- Washington hotline, a direct communications link between Moscow and Washington DC Results Basic Information Christian
Sierra Cuban Missile Crisis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Missile_Crisis In October 1996 Kennedy's library released a set of tape recordings documenting the crisis for a period of October 18 to the 29, 1962. The tapes were made in the Oval Office. They included Kennedy's personal recollections of discussions, conversations with his advisers, meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and members of the presidents executive community. The Cuban Missile Crisis started because the Soviet Union was insecure and they feared they would lose Cuba to an invasion by the United States. The United States put a blockade on Cuba and called it a "Quarantine" for legal and some other reasons. They wouldn't allow permissive weapons into Cuba and demanded Soviets get rid of missile bases and remove offensive weapons.
The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred during The Cold War.

It was the closest thing the world ever came to nuclear war The Cuban Missile Crisis occured through the dates of October 16-29 in 1962. It occurred in Cuba and the Caribbean Sea. There was the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side against the United States which was on the other. The blockade officially ended at 6:45 pm on November 20, 1962 Khrushchev wrote a letter to a man names Kennedy that his blockade of "navigation in internal waters and air space" constituted "an act of aggression propelling humankind the abyss of a world nuclear missile war" The Cuban Missile Crisis was known as the October Crisis in Cuba and the Cuban Crisis in the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union withdrew their nuclear missiles from Cuba Fidel Castro's position as Cuban leader strengthened October 14 U.S Air Force U-2 plane on a photo reconnaissance mission which had captured photographic proof of the Soviet missile bases under construction in Cuba. October 16 Kennedy Organized the EX-COMM, which was a group of his 12 most important advisers which he used to handle the crisis. October 22 Kennedy announced the discovery of the missile installations to the public and his decision to quarantine Cuba. He had also said that any nuclear missile attack from Cuba would be regarded as an attack by Soviets and would be responded to accordingly. October 23-34 Khrushchev sent letters to Kennedy, indicating the nature of the missiles in Cuba and the peaceful intentions of the Soviets. October 25 Kennedy pulled quarantine back and raised military readiness for DEFCON 2. October 27 Krushchev sent Kennedy a long rambling letter seemingly proposing that the missile installations would be dismantled and personnel removed in exchange for US assurance that it or its proxies would not invade Cuba. October 27 U-2 was shot down over Cuba and EX-COMM received a letter from Soviets demanding removal of US missiles in Turkey in exchange for them to take Soviet Missiles out of Cuba. http://www.wyzant.com/Help/History/HPOL/JFK/Cuban/ http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq90-1.htm http://www.history.com/topics/cuban-missile-crisis http://library.thinkquest.org/11046/days/index.html Websites Books 13 Days: A Short History of the Cuban Missile Crisis By: James Wheaton The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History By: Don Munton Newspapers Kennedy and EX-COMM Intermediate-range Missile Cuba's Location Quarantine Castro, Kennedy, and Krushchev facts about the cuban missle crisis * the cuban leader during the crisis was a man named
fidel castro.
* on october 28th the soviet premier announced the withdrawl of the missles from Cuba.
* the secretary of the state duringg the crisis was a man named Dean Rusk.
*the soviet premier during the crisis was nikita krushev.
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