Cuban Missile Crisis

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John F. Kennedy
The president of the United States from 1961 – 1963
Fidel Castro
The communist leader of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis who wanted to start a nuclear war with the U.S.
Nikita Khrushchev
The leader of the communist Russia (also known as the USSR or Soviet Union)
Soviet Union
The communist nation now known as Russia or the USSR who was the U.S.’s rival during the Cold War
Cuba
An island in the Caribbean Sea that was an ally of the USSR during the Cold War
Cuban Missile Crisis
A period in 1962 in which the Soviet Union had placed nuclear missiles in Cuba to annoy and scare the United States.
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