Cuban Missile Crisis



The U.S. and Soviet Union were in a military and political battle in which the Soviets had nuclear missiles over Cuba. The U.S. took this as a threat since Cuba is only 90 miles away from America. In response to this threat, the U.S. made it clear they were ready to take action if necessary. The Soviet leader didn't want a war to be started and agreed to remove the missiles if the U.S. agreed not to invade Cuba.

A Cold War Continued.

Why was this event important in the delaying of the Cold War?

This is important in delaying the Cold War because it shows how there were many small occurrences that could have turned into wars. Things like this cause tension even after they are resolved.