NUCLEAR ARMS RACE - CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS the ARMS RACE and the COLD WAR

the nuclear arms race - the cuban missle crisis, the arms race and the cold war

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Role of Nuclear Weapons in the Cuban Missile Crisis
Tactics ­ brinkmanship (in action) was a lot more dangerous
MRBMs in Cuba ­ puts 50 million US citizens at danger ­ very little warning time
o More accurate
o Most major US cities
Risk of escalation
o MAD successful ­ without threat of nuclear weapons, JFK would have invaded Cuba
o Willing to negotiate ­ agreement reached, conflict prevented
Cuban Missile Crisis as part of the Arms Race
Extension of the arms race used to play out Cold War conflict
Khrushchev ­ arms race to alter balance of power ­ trying to gain parity
Measurement of a country's power
Khrushchev using arms race to put pressure on JFK
First time they are used in this way
Key role of the leaders in the arms race
Emphasises key role of leaders
Impact of Crisis on Arms Race
`hotline' more communication less tension in future crises?
Jupiter missiles removed from Turkey
BUT US still have ICBMS
Move away from Massive Retaliation
JFK's flexible response
1963: Test Ban Treaty ­ prohibits testing above ground and under water
Impact of Arms Race on the Cold War
Positive:
Diplomacy
Détente ­ contributes and relations of tension
JFK gains popularity
Negative:
Khrushchev's reputation damaged
o More hard-line approach
Lack of trust - brinkmanship

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