Later that night Kennedy got on television to tell the U.S that the Soviet Union had secret installed nuclear missiles in Cuba that were aimed at American cities. Kennedy didn’t know how to get the missiles removed without starting a nuclear was with the Soviets. If this were to happen tens of millions on both sides would be killed. Communism was a threat and it was coming to America in 1959 when Castro staged a revolution in Cuba and became allies with the Soviet Union. Khrushchev thought that by moving nuclear missiles to Cuba, he would not only help close the missile gay with the U.S but that it would also prevent another American invasion of Cuba.
There were many reasons for the Bay of Pigs invasion. The main reason was to stop communism from reaching our country. After World War 2, the United States was practicing containment. Cuba is located 90 miles off the coast of Florida, and Americans feared a country that close falling to communism. Another reason
In this essay it will be argued that indeed the Cuban Missile Crisis was the point of highest tension during the Cold War and also that Kennedy benefited the most from the outcome as opposed to Khrushchev who was the leader of the USSR. Firstly the Cuban Missile Crisis began on the 16th October 1962 when an American U2 spy plane photographed Soviet missiles sites in Cuba. The fact that the USSR had responded to appeals for help from Cuba following the Bay of Pigs invasion was a large problem for the USA and straight away increased the tensions of the Cold War. It was an issue because Cuba was lead by Castro, a communist who had already overthrown the pro- American government in 1961 and so he was motivated to possibly harm the United States of America and working with Khrushchev gave him the means to do so. Furthermore Cuba was only 90 miles off the coast of America, which meant these missiles, particularly the long-ranged weapons could reach major American cities.
At the same time they tried to create a strong non-communist South Vietnam under the leadership of Diem. By the late 1950s, the communist rebels in South Vietnam declared a revolutionary struggle against Diem, so as to reunify Vietnam under communist rule. In turn, by the 1960s the USA became more and more alarmed at this prospect, leading to further intervention in Vietnam to stop this. When Kennedy was inaugurated he inherited many crises around the globe, the most pertinent was the loss of Cuba. After the well known Bay of Pigs fiasco, he felt he was advised that he needed a foreign policy success.
After the Second World War, the nations that were still standing strong were the United States of America and The Soviet Union. The domination of these two countries in the second half of the 20th century is known as the time of the Cold War, the diplomatic, geopolitical, and ideological clash of interests, also known as the rivalry between the capitalist democracy ( The United States of America) and the Marxist-Leninist communism ( The Soviet Union), which resulted in several proxy wars, but not with an actual war between these two superpowers ( Palmer 2014: 887).The distrust towards the U.S.S.R government was enormous and as a result to this, the State Department of the United States formulated the containment policy which would prevent the
Following the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961, Fidel Castro sought even more support from the USSR to prevent any further attempts to overthrow him. This security came in the form of Soviet nuclear missiles. From an orthodox point of view this has been viewed as an act of aggression by the USSR as it brought Soviet missiles in range of continental America, however from a revisionist perspective this can be seen as a reaction to the USA's deployment of nuclear weapons throughout Europe, particularly of Jupiter missile installations based in Turkey1. Soviet aims in Cuba were defined as bridging the missile gap between the USA and USSR, defending socialism were it was threatened and to use the missiles as a bargaining tool in international politics2. On October 15th 1962 American U-2 planes obtained photographic evidence of Soviet medium range missiles on Cuban territory.
The motive would be that despite the mafia’s major role in Kennedy getting elected, the president had Marcello deported just after he entered into office. Marcello then threaten JFK to get a “nut” to kill him. Despite this the mafia wouldn’t have used someone as inexperienced as Lee Harvey Oswald to do the job. Also the mafia couldn’t have gotten away with the job by itself so this theory doesn’t explain why the government covered it up. Possibly theory’s to the cover up have been: that the mafia black-mailed the government or in exchange for the cover up they would kill Castro.
1. During Kennedy’s administration; which was more effective, The Bay of Pigs ,The Cuban Missile Crises and the Berlin Wall? • During Kennedy’s administration the most effective was, The Cuban Missile Crises. The united states deliberated and came to an agreement with The Soviet Union, to take away this missiles stations in Cuba and moved them back to Russia. The Bay of Pigs was not effective because it was not planned through.
General Buck Turgidson is the head of the SAC Commander and a rabid anti-communist. He is the individual who consulted the president on how to deal with the Russians and nuclear war. He is a realist; nuclear war to him is a game and he does not view it as something that will lead to world destruction. General Jack D. Ripper, also a realist, is an ultra paranoid nationalist. He believed that the fluoridation of drinking water was a communist conspiracy that it needed to be destroyed to stop the communist advance in America.
Accordingly, U.S. officials would detain the balseros and, this time they would deny their entry (Gonzalez 108). Of course, this historical change was a result of the United States deciding they could no longer exploit the refugees for enough gain. Moreover, with Fidel Castro still in power after all the time they spent combating him and the refugees no longer having ties to big tobacco business, the United States decided Cuban people were non-essential. Without a doubt, the reception of the Mariel Boat people fundamentally changed White America’s view on Cuban migrants as