Cuban Missile Crisis By Kaleb and Aamir

The Cuban Missile Crisis was the moment that two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict. On October 14, 1962 America and the Soviet Union were on the brink of nuclear war.

America had trained Cuban people to fight so they could overthrow Fidel Castro but the attempt failed. Fidel Castro set out to have more Soviet Union soldiers in Cuba so if America tried to kill him again he would have soldiers to fight.

The Soviet Union began building and storing nuclear missiles that had the ability to attack any US city from Cuba.

The range for the nukes in Cuba

The Cuban Missile Crisis affected Russia economically because America blockaded Cuba from Russia. This means that Russia could not give supplies, war material, or communicate with Cuba.

“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.” John F. Kennedy, December 14, 1962.

The Cuban Missile Crisis affected us socially because Americans were only allowed to visit Cuba if they had a very specific reason to go. Some examples of these reasons include: family visits, journalistic activity, professional research, religious activities, etc. These restrictions were lifted when Fidel Castro died, November 25, 2016.

“Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.” John F. Kennedy, September 25, 1961

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