The aim of this "quarantine," as he called it was to prevent the Soviets from bringing in more military supplies. He demanded the removal of the missiles already there and the destruction of the sites. On October 22, President Kennedy spoke to the nation about the crisis in a televised address. No one was sure how Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev would respond to the naval blockade and U.S. demands. But the leaders of both superpowers recognized the devastating possibility of a nuclear 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.
“And so jointly, with the help of some foolish bases in Turkey, they miscalculated themselves into a flaming crisis” (P. 20). Frankel recreates the entire story of the scariest encounter of the Cold War. “It all began with a Russian ploy worthy of the Horse at Troy, in the summer of 1962” (P. 7). The Soviet Union began to carry out their mission to attack the United States. The Soviets packed ships that appear “normal” with nuclear missiles to Cuba where they would be in closer range to America.
Jordan Sell Mr. Hebert Modern American History 23 April 2012 Thirteen Days Assignment The United States and Russia had been locked in a bold stalemate until the Soviets decided that they would very much enjoy the first-strike capabilities that their satellite ally Cuba presented them. So, they shipped over some intermediate missiles and technicians over on some of their freighters and begun construction. The missiles would give the Soviets capability to destroy many American population centers that were key in running the nation. So if the Soviet leaders decided to put all of the major cities that they had the capability of hitting with their missiles on a dartboard and lets say, hit New York with a population of 7,781,984.
Castro was forced to look to the USSR for help. America sent 1,300 Cuban exiles to overthrow him. And the USSR had promised Castro to defend Cuba by sending nuclear weapons. However the USA discover it. The Cuban Missile Crisis had begun at October 1962.
Duck and Cover Herbert L Lemmons, II HIS 145 October 7, 2013 Natalye J. Pass Duck and Cover Living in today’s world and what it would mean to have a threat to the United States, it would be an unexplained disaster. Because of today’s technology is so advanced and whoever decides to do such a thing, will want to end the world. Such an attack by a single Iranian nuclear missile could have a catastrophic impact upon the United States by causing an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) over a portion of the country. Such an attack could quickly turn a third or more of the United States back to a 19th century level of development.
During the summer of 1962, the flow of Soviet weapons to Cuba, including nuclear missiles, increased greatly. President Kennedy responded at first with a warning that the US would not tolerate the presence of offensive nuclear weapons on Cuba. On October 14, American U-2 planes took pictures as evidence for the president that the Soviets were secretly building missile bases on Cuba, and that some missiles were ready to launch and could reach US cities in minutes. The Soviet offered to remove the missiles in return asked America not to invade Cuba. President Kennedy agreed and the crisis
The intended animosity and hunger for retribution against Cuba from the American public was to serve as the justification necessary for a declaration of war. The operation had the backing of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was green-lit for execution, but fortunately, it was rejected by President Kennedy when the plans reached his desk inside the oval office. Although Operation Northwoods never fully came to fruition, it is extremely important to note that a plan so diabolical and nefarious was ever conceived in the first place The knowledge of Operation Northwoods has only recently came to light, and more information like it is coming out now with alarming
John Wyndham’s book, The Chrysalids, shows a direct connection to the cold war. Written in 1955 at the time of the conflict between Americans and Russians, Wyndham clearly states his opinions and beliefs as to what could happen if we don’t change our ways. Waknuk, a small town representing the remnants of a nuclear war, are so scared of not being the true image of God. Without knowing it, they are actually the ones destroying how God intended it to be. Wyndham himself is witnessing how evil the world is becoming through the arms race and build up of new more powerful weapons.
So really this film was about how the Berlin blockade which was one of the major confrontations in the cold war set the USA president off. Mr Kennedy gave Cuba a strong warning saying that if they were to fire one nuclear missile and it was to hit any nation in the western hemisphere as an attack on the USA that he would retaliate with the full force of the USA arsenal. The reason while this film was so popular was that it showed people what really happened in the cold
After WW2 tensions between the United State and the Soviet Union tightened resulting in what is known as the Cold War. Although the seeds of this rivalry were planted nearly a quarter of a century before its actual commencement with the Revolution of 1918 in Russia, the tension was also driven through occasions such as the Yalta Conference and resulted in proxy wars throughout the world and a Second Red scare in America. This period was full of tension and fear that the United States and the USSR would destroy each other and the world with their arsenals of atomic weapons. During the Yalta conference the US, Russia, Britain and France agreed on the splitting of central Europe. This Split ultimately divided Europe into two spheres of influence.