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The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. The United States armed forces were at their highest state of readiness ever and Soviet field commanders in Cuba were prepared to use battlefield nuclear weapons to defend the island if it was invaded. Luckily, thanks to the bravery of two men, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, war was averted. Continue reading about the Crisis.

     

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    Focus Question: Did Kruschev Keep his promise to defend Cuba?

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