Cuban Missile Crisis (80 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)
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The United States strong arms the USSR into removing its nuclear missiles from Cuba. A Soviet missile build-up in Cuba was revealed to the American public on 22 October by President John F. Kennedy. He also revealed that he had ordered a Naval and air quarantine on shipments of offensive military equipment to the island. He and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev agreed on 28 October to end the crisis. On 2 November, Kennedy announced that Soviet missile bases in Cuba were being dismantled.

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Richert, Lucas Paul. "Cuban Missile Crisis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=239, accessed 17 October 2017.]

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