Unformatted text preview: 8. Why was Stevenson’s speech about trading missiles in Cuba for US missiles in Turkey and US bases in Guantanamo so dramatic? Why was the “ﬁctionally-enhanced”-Costner character so against it? 9. Would the crisis have been easier to resolve if the USSR was a democracy? Think about the reaction to Stevenson’s suggestion and congress’s reaction. Does that make a di±erence? 10. Can you think about the crisis from Moscow’s point of view? What did the nuclear test look like? What did the US reconnaissance ﬂights look like? What about going to DEFCON 2 and the missile test at Vandenberg Air force base? 11. During the crisis, what would you estimate the probability of nuclear war was? 12. In your book on page 206, compare the “game” to the Cuban missile crisis. Is it helpful to think about things this way? 13. What is the moral of the story? If you build it (missiles) they will come? 1 The short answer questions on your next test will be based on these questions. 1...
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