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May 2022

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Cuban missile crisis

           Soviet military buildup in Cuba, 1962  
Source: United States. Department of Defense. Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston


Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962 was a major confrontation that brought the United States and the Soviet Union close to war over the presence of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba. This marked the climax of an acutely antagonistic period in U.S.-Soviet relations and also the closest point that the world had ever come to global nuclear war. --Britannica, Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Cuban missile crisis." Encyclopedia Britannica, December 20, 2021

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