[RESOLVED] Why Was The Soviet Union Sending Nuclear Missiles To Cuba During The Cuban Missile Crisis?

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 👍 The crisis was unique in a number of ways, featuring calculations and miscalculations as well as direct and secret communications and miscommunications between the two sides 😎 It was also notable that the dramatic crisis occurred primarily at the White House level and Kremlin, with little input from bureaucracies usually involved in foreign policies 🤓 [1]
It was not clear how Soviet leader Nikita Shrushchev would handle the US naval blockade or demands. The leaders of the superpowers realized the dire consequences of nuclear war. War and publicly agreed to a deal in which the Soviets would dismantle the weapon sites in exchange for a pledge from the United States Not to invade Cuba. Separately, and which was kept secret for twenty-five plus years, the United States agreed to take its nuclear missiles out of Turkey. Despite the Soviets removing their missiles to Cuba, they increased their build of military weapons; although the missile crisis was resolved, the arms race wasn’t. This page was last modified on September 23, 2018, by Mcihael Nousom from Nashik, India. [2]
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John F. Kennedy’s advisers and themselves were stunned when they learned that without any provocation the Soviet Union was installing medium- and long-range nuclear-armed ballistic missiles to Cuba. These offensive weapons were a revolutionary and unprecedented weapon. Existential threat to America, Moscow significantly raised the ante in the nuclear rivalry between the superpowers—a gambit that forced the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear Armageddon. On October 22, the president, with no other recourse, proclaimed in a televised address that his administration knew of the illegal missiles, and delivered an ultimatum insisting on their removal, announcing an American “quarantine” of Cuba to force compliance with his demands. While carefully avoiding provocative action and coolly calibrating each Soviet countermeasure, Kennedy and his lieutenants brooked no compromise; they’re have holding firm, despite Moscow’s efforts to link a resolution to extrinsic issues and despite predictable Soviet blustering about American aggression and violation of international law. In the tense 13‑day crisis, the Americans and Soviets went eyeball-to-eyeball. Thanks to the Kennedy administration’s placid resolve and prudent crisis management—thanks to what Kennedy’s special assistant Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Characterized as the president’s “combination of toughness and restraint, of will, nerve, and wisdom, so brilliantly controlled, so matchlessly calibrated, that dazzled the world”—the Soviet leadership blinked: Moscow dismantled the missiles, and a cataclysm was averted. Keyana Robison, Republic Of The Congo. [3]
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Analysts from schoolshistory.org.uk Provide more information. “Our purpose has been and is to help Cuba, an no one can challenge the humanity of our motives aimed at allowing Cuba to live peacefully and develop as its people desire. It is natural that you want to save your country. Cuba wants it too. Every country wants to save your country. How can the Soviet Union, our government and other countries assess the actions you took to surround the Soviet Union, our allies and set up bases around the country and fire rockets at them? It’s not secret. American officials in high places declare it. Your rockets have been pointed towards us by their stationing in Britain and Italy. Your rockets have been stationed at Turkey. Mathilde Sauer kindly informed us. [4]
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Refer to the Article

  1. https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/cuban-missile-crisis
  2. https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/about-jfk/jfk-in-history/cuban-missile-crisis
  3. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/01/the-real-cuban-missile-crisis/309190/
  4. https://schoolshistory.org.uk/topics/world-history/cold-war-1945-1972/cuban-missile-crisis-why-were-missiles-there/
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