Want to learn more about history, but don’t think you have the time? Think again.The Cuban Missile Crisis, as it is known in the United States (US), occurred in October 1962. It was a naval military standoff that took place in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Cuba between the two superpowers: the US and the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Lasting thirteen days, it marked the heig...
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I really didn't know too much about the background to what happened during from the Cuban Missile Crisis. My knowledge of the Castro revolution and the inept US political and military responses was sadly lacking. My knowledge of the actual crisis wa...
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