The Soviets packed ships that appear “normal” with nuclear missiles to Cuba where they would be in closer range to America. Nikita Khrushchev, the dictator of the Soviet Union in the mid 1950s, wanted to have missiles aimed to the US as the US had in Turkey towards Russia. “The neat symmetry – we Russians will do in Cuba what you Americans are doing in Turkey – made the idea especially appealing” (P. 8). Khrushchev became more upset because of the hypocritical standards of the United States since we had bases in Turkey and we would not allow bases in the Western hemisphere. He felt the Monroe Doctrine only benefited America and thought the Doctrine should work both ways or not at all.
The two targeted cities would have probably been firebombed anyway. Also, the immediate use of the bomb convinced the world of its horror and prevented future use when nuclear stockpiles were far larger. Since USSR had an overwhelming numerical superiority there, a show of force was needed to convince Stalin to “behave”. Besides, the Russians were preparing for an invasion of Japan. The bomb’s use impressed the Soviet Union and halted the war quickly enough that the USSR did not demand joint occupation of Japan.
such as Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, China, and North Korea were communist’s states with the influence of the USSR having an impact; it could be argued that the crisis didn’t need to prove that containment had failed. The presidents after Truman attempted to uphold containment but did not succeed as well as they could have. Containment had failed as the crisis did not have enough commitment from Kennedy, therefore the policy and Truman’s doctrine had failed. The crisis ended with Cuba still being communist, the only real success for America was that the missiles had been removed, America did not need to remove their Jupiter missiles from Turkey and Castro was wary of Khrushchev; the actual fact that Cuba was still as communist state was not focused upon enough. Containment may have of failed and been made evident with the Cuban missile crisis however it led to a growing awareness of the need to create some control over the nuclear arms race by placing restrictions on nuclear tests.
And also to make the situation better which USA had big nuclear bases and land on West Germany and Turkey. He had make a really clever decision to make USSR better through the struggle between each other. He make a proposal on source D to Kennedy. To said that they would be willing to remove the nuclear sort of weapons on Cuba if the USA would remove these kind of harmful weapons on Turkey as
China turned communist with help from the USSR and funded North Korea to attack South Korea, so the United States helped South Korea and the Korean War started (Cold War). Neither side gained anything but many died and tensions continually increased. Cuba underwent a revolution and received aid and nuclear bombs from the Soviets which scared America into threatening nuclear war if the USSR didn’t take its nukes back (Cold War). The Soviet Union sent ships to Cuba with nukes and the US blockaded Cuba and said if they crossed into Cuban waters then America’s nuclear arsenal would be launched against the Soviet Union but at the last second they turned around, and this event became known as the Cuban Missile Crisis (Cold War). The extent to which each country would go, also known as brinkmanship, was shown and scared everyone as mutually assured destruction was the policy of both countries.
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. In a separate deal, the United States also agreed to remove its nuclear missiles from Turkey. Although the Soviets removed their missiles from Cuba, they escalated the building of their military arsenal; the missile crisis was over, the arms race was not. The realisation by both countries that the
As it resulted with MacArthur being relived from duty due to the arguing between him and Truman. MacArthur wanted to attack the Chinese with Atomic Bombs but Truman denied his proposal. The problem for Truman was that he was very popular in America and it was a very emotional return to America for his speech. Why does the term balance of terror effectively describe the Cold War during the 1950s? The focus after the Korean war was the nuclear arms race and to stop the spread of communism mainly.
In the fall of 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union were the closest out of anyone ever to a global nuclear war. Hoping to solve a strategic disadvantage brought up by the United States placing Nuclear Missiles in Europe pointed at the Soviet Union, the Soviet Union decided to send missiles of its own to Fidel Castro’s Cuba and point them at the United States. Once operational these nuclear missiles could be pointed at major cities and military targets across most of the continental United States. Before this happened, however, US intelligence discovered Nikita Khrushchev’s plans. The US’s solution was to form a blockade all around the island of Cuba and stop all soviet ships from entering the island (“The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962”).
Japanese pilots would crash their planes into US ships. The biggest strategy and best technological advancement was the atomic bomb. This bomb ended the war with its powerful explosion and radiation rays, WWI did not have this advantage. Without the differences between the wars, America could not have improved their weapons and
(Fun Trivia) The cold war was a war of violent propaganda and a race of vast production of nuclear weapons. The United States was extra successful in producing nuclear weapons during the cold war because they had more military power, they also produced the main chemical element needed to make the radioactive nuclear weapons, and the United States had major government backing (money support) to produce theses nuclear weapons and delivery systems. Since the cold war was between these two countries, the question is: which country was more successful in production of nuclear weapons during the cold war? In this essay I will explain how the United States was more successful in the productions of nuclear weapons and how they managed to do this without actually going into a physical war.