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What Was The Impact Of The Cuban Missile Crisis On The Cold War?¨

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What was the impact of the Cuban Missile Crisis on the Cold War?¨

Since the first use of the A bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki the US steadily developed more efficent nuclear power, the Soviet empire felt the urge to catch up. The Soviets hoped that the revolution initiated by Castro would end Batistas régime of corruption. As General Batista, on behalf of the US, was the first one establishing Casinos and Clubs, making Cuba an amusement park for tourists. Opening the door for sicfilly mobsters to enter America over Cuba. Batista, very much in favor of the US authorities, got spoiled and politically supported.

During the U.S. Eisenhower administration 1953 to 1961 the US made no big attempt in socializing with Cuba. The resistment against American influences grew, hte US seen similar to a colonial power was controlling wide parts of the economy, primarily yhe sugar cane production.

The US didnt know how to differ, all communists were viewed as similar betrayers of their nations to the control of Moscow. All Anti American movements were communist.

For 14 days in October 1962 the world stood on the brink of nuclear war. The Soviet Union had secretly stationed nuclear weapons on the island of Cuba, and when the government of the United States discovered them, and demanded their withdrawal, the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War followed. A single miscalculation made either in the White House or the Kremlin could have precipitated catastrophe. How did this standoff arise? How did the Superpowers extricate themselves from it? Was anything learned from the crisis? Should any party be held more at fault than the other?

culture of resistence, best to be described as advanced Anti Americanism. Communist groups would také advantage of this phenomena and within this proces a country gets dragged into and finally adapts communism

The questions is if there would be a different result if the Americans approacehed to communism a different, more diplomatic way. More openly and instead of being in fear of it spreading around, analizing and finally controlling it. Most people just adapted communism lacking better alternatives. The massive American Anti Communism campaign was pointing out that the best way to fight American policie sis joining the Communist movement

December 1961, Castro declared publicly that he was a Marxist-Leninist and would so remain throughout his life

communist "bloc" and the "free world

Paragraph> Training of different Anit American movements

Once Castro had taken Havana (January 1959), relations between the US


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