Consequences of the Cuban Missile Crisis


Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

- 1963

- Designed as a 1st step towards controlling nuclear arsenals

- It banned: 
         Tests in the atmosphere
         Tests in space
         Tests underwater

- BUT - there were no armament reductions

- Both sides committed themselves to continued negotiations with a views to nuclear disarmament

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The Hot Line

- 1963

- Both sides agreed to the establishment of a hot line between Washington and Moscow

- It was intended to improve communication and create an effective means for resolving problems

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- The fear of war created during the crisis proved to th leaders they needed to prevent nuclear war

- Led to Detente

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