Question by Cubanita loca: Interesting facts about the Cuban Missile Crisis?
little known, important or curious . it’s for a poster i have to make (history class)
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Answer by Brandon
It was the only American war fought without a single bullet fired or any casualties.
Answer by FreddyM
The near-death experience of the Cuban Missile Crisis spooked everyone, prompting a general shift in American policy away from directly challenging core Soviet interests.
Answer by JimH
A defector from the Russian Missle command told Dean Rusk, (the real hero of the event, no JFK) that Kruschev did not have the wherewithall to launch. He had missles but they were not capable. So Rusk was able to broker a deal with Gromyko to make both of their bosses look good. They took the missles out of Cuba(only to replace them later) and we left them alone to stir up revolutions in Africa and Central America.
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