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Vivek Arora A Staring Contest That Neither Side Won  The Cuban Missile Crisis was much like a Cuban cigar; it was filled with excitement and  wrapped in pressure, it caused controversy and harm to people and boy was it a pain to unwrap.  Add a hint of tobacco and as Emerald would say, “Bam!” you’ve got yourself a juicy Cuban cigar.  The Cuban Missile Crisis caused sleep deprivation, anxiety, irritation and would soon prove how  easily the public can be deceived.  As with any movie about an historical event,  Thirteen Days  had its share of facts and tales.  The movies depiction of the US was pretty accurate but it failed  to mention some crucial facts that would completely change the audience’s outlook of the Soviet  Union and Cuba.  As stated in  Turning History on its Head  by Phillip Brenner, “The film reinforces that the  crisis was resolved because the United States forced the Soviet Union to back down. We came  "eyeball to eyeball" with the Soviets, Dean Rusk said, and they blinked. Yet we have learned from  several meetings of former U.S., Soviet and Cuban officials, organized by Brown University's  James Blight, that it was not a game of chicken which convinced the Soviets to seek a peaceful 
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course POLY SCI 101 taught by Professor George during the Fall '99 term at Penn State.

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