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Document A :Letter from Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy 1. What deal does Khrushchev propose to Kennedy? Khrushchev proposed that if the Soviet Union were to remove their missiles from Cuba, Kennedy should remove the United States’ missiles, aimed at the Soviet Union, from Turkey. 2. What is the tone of this letter? Provide a quote to support your claim. The tone of this letter was empathetic but sensitive. Krushchev said, “But how are we, the Soviet Union, to [understand] the fact that you have surrounded the Soviet Union with military bases; surrounded our allies with military bases; placed military bases literally around our country; and stationed your missile armaments there?” These sentences carry a very sensitive tone. 3. Do you think Khrushchev has the upper hand? Why or why not? I don’t think Krushchev has the upper hand because with Kennedy’s missiles in Turkey the Soviet Union must be in a constant state of fear.

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