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The Cuban Missile Crisis put the world on the edge of its seat, and was the closest anyone has ever gotten to full-scale nuclear war. Even though the event lasted a mere two weeks from October, it played a significant role in international politics, and its effects can still be seen today.
The Cuban Missile Crisis is significant to current international relations because it taught two very important lessons; that information is crucial to successful negotiations, and that it is important to know when to compromise.
This is because the Soviet Union wanted the freed countries of Europe to use communist government systems, whereas the United States wanted the freedom for each country to choose their government.
Unfortunately, this clashing belief of government systems created the Cold War and eventually escalated into the Cuban Missile Crisis. On the other side of the globe, a Cuban Revolution was taking place, overthrowing previous dictator named Fulgencio Batista. This harsh shift between the leaders of Cuba and.
Had the United States been more willing to discuss a compromise between Cuba and the U. Much of the information that is available today about the Cuban Missile Crisis was not available to the people who needed it the most.
One of the most devastating issues during the crisis was obtaining the proper information in order for each leader to make apt decisions.
The other information that was lacking was the capability and range of the warheads. With such long distance missiles, the Soviets could hit nearly every city in the continental U.
If, on the other hand, the Soviets had disclosed their intentions before shipping the missiles, a better compromise would have been made.
Along with the chaos of the Cuban Missile Crisis, many other important international events were taking place.
This wall represented both a material and ideological separation between the U. It shut off trade and immigration between the two sides of Germany and essentially halted peaceful communications between the U.
Additionally, the Space Race further deteriorated diplomacy between the U. As the competition heated up, so did tensions at United Nations meetings. Analyzing the tone of the speech, even negotiations at a UN conference, were very hostile.
During the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, not only were different governments clashing, but people within the U. The American people feared communism. The Cuban Missile Crisis left a definite impression on the world. That is to say, its effects caused the world to take a step back and realize what had just happened.
Today, a similar issue presents itself as North Korea tries to assert itself as a nuclear capable nation. Today, though not nearly to the same caliber, North Korea has been determined to continue its nuclear missile tests.The Cuban Missile Crisis The origins of the Cuban Missile Crisis can be found in , when Fidel Castro's supporters finally overthrew Batista's military dictatorship, which had been in power since The North Korean nuclear threat is more dangerous than the Cuban Missile Crisis, and it is time for the U.S.
government to pursue diplomatic options. The Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban Missile Crisis was a period of thirteen days, lasting from October 14 to October 28, , during which nuclear war with the Soviet Union seemed imminent.
In the height of the Cold War, Russia had stationed nuclear warheads in Cuba. timeline of events of the sixties. A Decade of Change: A 60's timeline of events.
One of the things that I would like to do is offer a bit of timeline history on the glorious decade of the sixties. During the administration of United States President John F.
Kennedy, the Cold War reached its most dangerous state, and the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) came to the edge of nuclear war in what was known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. In this paper, I review three major purposes for arms control negotiations — disarmament, stability, and advantage.
In the first part of the paper, I compare the three purposes against the causes of war literature to show that each provides a defensible.