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Cuban Missile Crisis

Ever since the Soviet Union defeated the United States in the Cold War by launching "Sputnik" into orbitfirst, they thought that they had the "upper-hand". Soviet intelligence therefore thought they had superior intercontinental missiles. They would soon find out that they were evenly matched by the United States. When Soviet Union found out about the United State's missiles they figured they needed more in order to win but they couldn’t (economically) afford to build anymore. This would soon prove to be a problem for the Soviets. Cuba. The ;launching pad; for the Soviet Union. The Soviets figured that since Cuba was ninety miles off US shore that the United States would feel more threatened and it would also be easier to strike quickly from Cuba than the Soviet Union. It was a great plan, and on October 14, 1962 it got John F. Kennedy and head of CIA, John McCone;s attention.

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