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Library.thinkquest.org. Retrieved February 11, 2008, from library.thinkquest.org Web site: http://library.thinkquest.org/18355/media/t11-025.jpgnkquest.org
  • Image: The Cuban Missile Crisis. Retrieved February 12, 2008, from Image: The Cuban Missile Crisis Web site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:The_Cuba_Missile_Crisis.jpg
  • Photo: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Retrieved February 16, 2008, from Photo: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. President John F. Kennedy Web site: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/pix/b/eur/79059.htm
  • Cuban Missile Crisis. Retrieved February 19, 2008, from Cuban Missile Crisis Web site: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/COLDcubanmissile.htm
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The two countries involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis were the United States and the Soviet Union. Cuba was also partially involved because the Soviet Union placed its short-ranged missiles there.
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The United States had an advantage over the Soviet Union for a while because they had better weapons and the United States was bigger.

Although the Soviet Union also had a small advantage. The Soviet Union had moved some of there nuclear weapons into Cuba.

This frightened the United States a little. Some of the civilians of Cuba didn’t like their new government and had moved to the United States. Because of this, the United States had some inside information on the Soviet Union’s plans in Cuba.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred during the year of 1962 when John F. Kennedy was president. The crisis was only fourteen days long, but was the closest to ever come to a nuclear war. The crisis lasted from October 15 - October 29, 1962. The crisis also happened in the middle of the Cold War.
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Cuban Missile Crisis
  • October Crisis
  • Caribbean Crisis
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The United States was much bigger and richer than the Soviet Union. This helped the U.S. build bigger and better weapons. The United States also had a better leader, President John F. Kennedy. Since the Soviet Union had started constructing nuclear missiles in Cuba, the United States started constructing missiles in Turkey. The United States also had a U-2 spy plane that had flown over Cuba and was shot down. After that Khrushchev, the Soviet Union leader, had demanded the removal of U.S. missiles in Turkey for the removal of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
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Since the United States and the Soviet Union disliked each other, each wanted a way to protect themselves. The Soviet Union could only construct short-ranged missiles, therefore they decided to place them in Cuba. The United States missiles however could already reach the Soviet Union’s territory. Once the United States found out about the missiles in Cuba, President Kennedy demanded the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba. When the Soviet Union’s leader, Premier Nikita Khrushchev, denied Kennedy’s demand, the United States placed missiles in Turkey. When Khrushchev found out about the missiles in Turkey, he made an agreement with Kennedy for the removal of missiles from Cuba in exchange for the removal of missiles in Turkey.
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The Soviet Union was a country that has always had problems with United States of America. They were also a smaller country. The Soviet Union was also not as wealthy. Therefore, they could not build as good of weapons as the United States. They could only construct missiles that could reach Europe and not the United States. This is the reason why they invaded Cuba and began constructing new missiles there until President John F. Kennedy found out from photos that were taken of the missiles.
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The research I have gathered consists of people involved, countries involved, when it happened, what it was about, and why it happened. I have also gathered websites. From the research, I have learned more than I already knew about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Google
  • Wikipedia
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There were three countries involved in the crisis: the United States, the Soviet Union, and Cuba. Two main people that were in the crisis were President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev. These two men were the ones who saved the world from the first nuclear war.
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President Kennedy had learned about the crisis in September, just a little before the real thing. He told the Soviet Union to stop transporting offensive weapons over to Cuba, but they didn’t listen and just kept constructing. He then received a letter from Premier Nikita Khrushchev that said that they would shoot down any U-2 aircrafts that flew over Cuba. Now in fear, he thought about how it would affect democratic votes. He knew that if he did something wrong, the democrats would not have a chance of winning the election. So, in fear of democrats never being elected president again he chose to try and do something about the situation. He had a private meeting with Khrushchev a couple of times and things were going good. When the Soviet Union finally agreed to take missiles out of Cuba when the United States started constructing missiles in Turkey to hit the Soviet Union.
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The Soviet Union and United States didn’t get along great at the time and therefore, Khrushchev started constructing missiles in Cuba to nuke the United States. Once the United States found out he threatened them by sending a letter stating he would shoot down all U-2 planes that come near Cuba. A little later on, he and John F. Kennedy had a meeting over the crisis. Afterwards when he found out about the missiles in Turkey pointing toward the Soviet Union he gave in to an agreement of the removal of missiles in Cuba for the removal of missiles in Turkey.
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From this “Conflict and Compromise” project, I learned what happened, why it happened, and who was involved.

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a war that came close to using nuclear weapons between the United States and the Soviet Union. It might have only lasted fourteen days but imagine what could have happened had it lasted longer.

The Soviet Union had placed launching missiles in Cuba to nuke the United States. After President Kennedy found out from a U-2 spy plane, he took action and demanded removal of the missiles. When they declined he placed missiles in Turkey.

The countries involved were the United States and the Soviet Union. The two main people involved in the crisis were President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis was the first war to ever come close to using nuclear weapons. It lasted for fourteen days from October 15 - October 29, 1962. The two main countries involved were the United States and Soviet Union, although, Cuba also played a small role.

The crisis could have lasted longer but because of two people, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, it only lasted fourteen days. When Kennedy found out about the missiles in Cuba he demanded the removal of them. Once Khrushchev denied Kennedy’s demand, Kennedy had the United States start constructing missiles in Turkey. When Khrushchev found out he decided that he would remove missiles from Cuba if the United States removed missiles from Turkey.

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