Cuban Misile Crisis

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The world came close to nuclear war during the thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. President John F. Kennedy learned from satellite images that Soviets had installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles off the coast of the United States. The president was so concerned because he knew this could result into a nuclear war. If the Russians or Cubans got involved in a confrontation with the Americans they could use the …

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…ld leaders could communicate directly. Neither side wanted to risk starting another nuclear war over poor communications. On November 22nd, 1963 President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Eleven months later Premier Khrushchev was removed from office by communist hard liners. What would have happened if they stayed in power? Maybe the two men who brought us on the brink of war could have brought us far from it because they were changed from the experience.