Cuban Missile Crisis
After World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union were the two leading powers in the world. The competition for power and the resulting tension became known as the Cold War. While this war did not, on the whole, involve military combat, it did spark several smaller wars. In October of 1962, a standoff between the two countries, known as the Cuban Missile Crisis, almost led both nations into a nuclear war.
The Cuban Missile Crisis was a major confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, which turned into a global crisis. There was rivalry between the two superpowers to dominate the world. The United States was democratic, embraced capitalism, and opposed communism. On the other...Read more