Cuban Missile Crisis

Nuclear War....Almost

October 1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a tension between the U,S and the Soviet Union in October 1962. The issue was regarding the nuclear armed Soviet missiles that were placed in Cuba which was only 90 miles from U.S. coasts. They came to an agreement that the Soviet Union would remove the missiles from Cuba, if the U.S. promised to not invade Cuba.

Discovering The Missiles

A pilot of an American spy plane flew over Cuba and discovered the missiles. This photograph was taken, and the tensions between the U.S. and Soviets began.

So Close

The U.S. blockaded the Soviets from adding more to Castro's regime, and luckily rather than fighting it, the Soviets turned back. If they had not it would've probably led to war, however this gave people hope to avoid nuclear war.

Citations

History.com Staff. "Cuban Missile Crisis." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 01 Jan. 2010. Web. 02 June 2016.


"The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962." Milestones: 1961–1968. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2016


"Cuban Missile Crisis." - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2016.