The Cuban Missile Crisis

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The Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban missile crisis was the worst point of the cold war. The major confrontation began when the United States discovered Nikata Khrushchev, the Soviet premier had secretly installed Soviet missiles that were carrying nuclear weapons from Cuba. The missiles were targeted all over the United States and in particular Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. When President John F. Kennedy discovered the plot, there was a standoff of several …

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…a very dangerous time. It brought the world's major military powers almost to the brink of a nuclear war. It lead to a temporary strain between Cuba and the USSR. It was at this point though that the Cold War began to thaw and it led to the signing of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by the United States, the USSR and Britain. This treaty outlaws nuclear test explosions in the atmosphere and underwater.