The Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)

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The Cuban missile crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union was far behind the USA in the arms race, so Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union after Stalin, had decided to place intermediate-range missiles in Cuba.

  • October 15th: Reconnaissance photographs showed that missiles sites were being built in Cuba. John F. Kennedy, President of America, was informed the next day.
    He formed the EX-COMM, a group of 12 trusted men. After 7 days of debate, they decided to put a blockade around Cuba to prevent the arrival


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