Cuban missile crisis editorial

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Cuban missile crisis editorial

  1. 1. Secrets in Neighbouring Countries<br />252412571120The Cuban Missile Crisis was caused by a rivalry between two superpower countries, the Soviet Union and the United States. When the previous president of Cuba was overthrown by Fidel Castro, the United States became wary of his socialist ideas and the developing relationship with the Soviet Union, leading to the Bay of Pigs Invasion. This was an attack on Cuban soil perpetrated by Cuban exiles trained and supported by the US military. The attack caused Fidel Castro to have greater mistrust and suspicion against the United States. After the United States refused to trade with Cuba, the Soviet Union offered a large amount of financial aid, as well as a strong trade relationship and military support, making their relationship stronger. The Soviet Union took action when they realized Cuba was in economic turmoil. Having this alliance allowed the Soviet Union to use this relationship to their advantage in building up their military force and weaponry.<br />If the United States did not store their nuclear weaponry in Japan, the Soviet Union would not have reacted by placing their nuclear weaponry in Cuba. These two superpowers eventually resolved this issue in a way that was beneficial to both parties, although their previous actions could have potentially led to disastrous consequences. <br />Lacey Pilgrim & Hannah Moulds <br />

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