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Competition for dominance in nuclear warfare in between the joined States and also the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Established the an initial Communistic state in the west Hemisphere after top an overthrow of a army dictatorship.
Instigated the Cuban Missile crisis by place 40 nuclear weapons in Cuba. Approved the structure of the Berlin Wall. Led the Soviet Union throughout the height of the Cold War.
Failed military invasion of Cuba. Under Eisenhower, CIA was privately training Cuban exiles to attack Cuba. Hoped it would cause an uprising to overthrow Castro.
Cuba was allied with Soviet Union. In "62, Soviet had considerably increased the lot of nuclear weapons in Cuba. JFK had actually made it clean that any type of attack native Cuba would result in an every out war on the Soviet Union. First break arisen when the Soviets quit to protect against a confrontation in ~ sea. Soviet Union make a transaction to remove missiles in Cuba if the United states promised no to invade Cuba.
Body of joined States federal government officials the convened to recommend Kennedy throughout the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Soviet Union want the United states out the West Berlin. United state refused, since Khrushchev want to close the links to West Berlin. Within days, east German soldiers created the Berlin Wall, which finished the Crisis yet aggravated Cold war tensions.
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