Thirteen Days - citizens and to create a better foreign...

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In September and October of the year 1962, the entire world was on the edge of its seat, waiting for the United States and the United of Soviet Socialist Republics (Soviet Union) to settle their differences in Cuba. The Soviet Union had shipped nuclear missiles to Cuba that could destroy many major cities in the United States. I believe that the movie “Thirteen Days” starring Kevin Costner, really portrays this crisis in a way that makes the regular citizen of the United States understand the situation that President John F. Kennedy was in and that the decisions that he had to make were decisions that no citizen would want to make. This does not however make the movie completely accurate. The subject that the movie stressed was peace with the Soviets to save the United States
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Unformatted text preview: citizens and to create a better foreign policy during the Cold War. Many times during the movie, President Kennedy, Bobby, and Kenny all talk about future relations with the Soviets. They also present the issue of how the administration is going to look for the American people and how they ensure the rest of the world still sees America as a strong world power. Adlai Stevenson was sent into the UN meeting and was told to be strong and make a statement against the Secretary General. This was to ensure to the world that the United States would stand up to any threat that the Soviets put forth. Throughout this movie, foreign relations and public policy in the United States become a big issue for the Kennedy administration....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 110 taught by Professor Hyme during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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