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Akua Atweaban Mrs. Roy US History II 6 April 2019 The Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban Missile Crisis began in June 1962, when the Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban leader Fidel Castro made an agreement that the Soviet Union would store nuclear missiles in Cuba. This was mutually beneficial for both nations: it would deter the US from invading Cuba while giving the USSR quick access to America with nuclear weapons. At first, the US did not believe that any bases were being built in Cuba, but once it became apparent that there were, President Kennedy took action. He declared a naval blockade against

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