The Cuban Missile Crisis
By: Patrick Blevins
The Soviets felt uneasy because the U.S. had missiles pointed at them from Eastern Europe and Turkey. Nikita Khrushchev was deciding that if he should send the missile to Cuba because they needed to increase his nation's nuclear strike capability. Fidel Castro was okay with them building Soviets missile on their land because Castro became dependent on Soviets military and economic aid.
Facts about the Cuban Missile Crisis
2. To keep the leaking of the crisis, the government used the excuse that everything was closed because of the cold.
3. The Crisis only lasted for 13 days.
4. Kennedys administration thought that the missiles were gone, but they weren't.
5. Secret door diplomacy is what stopped the crisis.