What did the Cuban missile crisis reveal about the Cold War?


Carissa Smith   |   Member since 2009  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962. The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War and was the moment when the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict.

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Margot Lynch   |   Member since 2007  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

In respect to this, why was the Cuban missile crisis such an important event in the Cold War?

It began when the Soviet Union (USSR) began building missile sites in Cuba in 1962. Together with the earlier Berlin Blockade, this crisis is seen as one of the most important confrontations of the Cold War. In October 1962, American ships blocked Soviet ships carrying missiles from going into Cuba.


Julia Chester   |   Member since 2013  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Likewise, what was the purpose of the missile sites in Cuba? The purpose of the missile sites in Cuba was to keep the other surrounding countries from bombing the US. Why, according to Kennedy, did the presence of the missiles pose a threat to the United States?


Enoch Heaton   |   Member since 2019  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Similarly, what was the outcome of the Cuban missile crisis?

1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends The world has breathed a collective sigh of relief after the superpowers reached an agreement ending the immediate threat of nuclear war. Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev has agreed to dismantle all Russian missiles based in Cuba and ship them back to the Soviet Union.


Hope Lindsay   |   Member since 2012  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What did the Cuban missile crisis teach us?

Lesson: The Cuban missile crisis taught the United States what containment feels like. Because the U.S. had been a global military superpower since the end of World War II, it had never faced an existential threat close to its borders.


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Chuck Rainford   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

What were the causes and effects of the Cuban missile crisis?

The overall cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis was the Cold War conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. The main effect of the crisis was to make the two countries more cautious about coming into conflict. During the Cold War, the US and the USSR were in competition to dominate the world.


Ally Reynolds   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

What was the Cuban missile crisis summary?

During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores. Kennedy also secretly agreed to remove U.S. missiles from Turkey.


Marvin Jenkins   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

What were the most significant results of the Cuban missile crisis?

What were the most significant results of the Cuban missile crisis? The russians removed the missiles and we removed the missiles from Turkey that were pointed towards the USSR. everyone in the USA had a bomb shelter. the american and USSR leaders had easy communication with one another.


Christy Rose   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

What is meant by Cuban missile crisis?

Cuban missile crisis. A confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1962 over the presence of missile sites in Cuba; one of the “hottest” periods of the cold war. Kennedy of the United States set up a naval blockade of Cuba and insisted that Khrushchev remove the missiles.


Miley Cooper   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

How did the cold war start?

In June 1950, the first military action of the Cold War began when the Soviet-backed North Korean People's Army invaded its pro-Western neighbor to the south. Many American officials feared this was the first step in a communist campaign to take over the world and deemed that nonintervention was not an option.


Tyson Weston   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

How did JFK stop the Cuban missile crisis?

After many long and difficult meetings, Kennedy decided to place a naval blockade, or a ring of ships, around Cuba. The aim of this "quarantine, " as he called it, was to prevent the Soviets from bringing in more military supplies. He demanded the removal of the missiles already there and the destruction of the sites.


Chris Whitmore   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

Who won the Cuban missile crisis?

HAVANA, Cuba — The deal made 50 years ago this week to end the Cuban missile crisis and stave off nuclear Armageddon is widely viewed today as a win-win for Moscow and Washington. US President John F. Kennedy got the Soviets to remove their missiles from Cuba.


Cassidy Pierce   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

How did the Cold War affect Cuba?

The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962. The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War and was the moment when the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict.


Piper Armstrong   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

What role did Cuba play in the Cold War?

The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was yet another key role that Cuba played in the development of the Cold War. UNITA was supported by the US and South Africa, while the MPLA received aid from the Soviet Union and Cuba. Both the SU and Cuba supplied soldiers as well, fighting alongside the MPLA.


Mona Ashley   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

How did the Cuban missile crisis affect America?

So Khrushchev decided to position medium-range nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba, increasing the threat to the United States and thus strengthening the Soviet ability to deter American actions—such as invading Cuba—that worried Soviet leaders.


Phillip Judd   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

How did the Cold War change after the Cuban missile crisis?

The Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962 brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war. The outcome of the crisis forever altered the course of the Cold War as both sides saw just how close they had come to a nuclear conflict.


Luke Kelly   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

What was the height of the Cold War?

The Cold War (1962–1979) refers to the phase within the Cold War that spanned the period between the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis in late October 1962, through the détente period beginning in 1969, to the end of détente in the late 1970s.


Emmanuelle Eyres   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

How did the Cuban missile crisis affect the economy?

The American economy grew as a result of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The crisis demonstrated that the United States needed to have the best delivery systems for its nuclear weapons and needed to be able to use these weapons in order to deter Soviet aggression.


Lillian Selby   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

How did the Cuban missile crisis began?

The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in 1962 when the Soviet Union began to install nuclear missiles in Cuba. This is perhaps the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war during the Cold war.


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