Cuban Missile Crisis

In October 1962, the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war as the two Super Powers stared each other down over the placement of nuclear missiles in Cuba by the Soviets.

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What is an onk?

It's actually spelled Ankh. It's also known as the Ansata Cross and the Egyptian Cross.

The Ankh Cross is a looped Tau Cross and an old Egyptian hieroglyph meaning life. It sometimes goes by the exotic name Key of the Nile. There are several theories about the origin of this design. One suggestion is that the symbol looks like the posts that aligned the banks of the Nile River to indicate the high-water mark of floods. Since the floods bring new and fertile soil, this became the symbol of renewed life. Another theory to connect this hieroglyph to life, is from the symbolic representation of a sandal's thong with a loop going around the ankle. In ancient Egyptian, sandal thong and life had the same pronunciation (homophony). Deciding on a hieroglyph for sandal thong was relatively easy; they simply drew what they saw. But deciding on something for the less tangible life, was a challenge. So they used the hieroglyph that had the same sound. This occurs frequently in non-phonetic languages and is known as the Rebus Principle. (The English word ankleis derived from Indo-European ank.)

Ankh symbol, seen in the center of this ancient Egyptian relief And yet another theory goes that the Ankh symbol is a sketch of the womb, in addition to being a sketch of the sexual union of male and female genitalia. By extension, we imagine zest, energy, reproduction, regeneration, and immortality. For many civilizations using this symbol, the loop represented the sun and it was held by many gods including Atum, the sun-god of Heliopolis. The loop is also a perfect symbol that has neither beginning nor end, so it represents the eternal soul. The entire symbol is also a key, to unlock hidden mysteries in the Kingdom of the Dead and was often used in funeral rites. The symbol also represents the Tree of Life, with its trunk and foliage.

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Who was the president during the Cuban missile crisis?

John F. Kennedy was the US president during the Cuban Missile crisis

General Secretary of the USSR was Nikita Krushchev and Fidel Castro was the Cuban ruler involved in this crisis.

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Would like to know if the USS Huntington was involved in the Bay of Pigs?

The USS Huntington (CL-107) couldn't have been involved in the Bay of Pigs. It was decommissioned on 15 June 1949.

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What happened at the Bay of Pigs?

AnswerAn invasion

Wrong. A failed invasion, and an embarassment to the Kennedy presidential campaign.

Actually, the Bay of Pigs was a project commenced by President Eisenhower where the CIA trained 1500 anti-Castro Cuban exiles for a Cuban invasion and takeover. Confident that the rebels would succeed, President Kennedy sent them in on April 17, 1961 to invade from the south at La Bahia de Cochinos, or the Bay of Pigs.

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How were the missiles secretly transported from the soviet union to Cuba?

They used cargo ships that were supossed to be full of civalian and none harmfull goods

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Missiles

How did the US discover the missiles?

If you are asking about the missiles in Cuba they were discovered by the use of spy planes and people on the ground. A spy plane flew over and shot pictures of the silos for the missiles. The people on the ground confirmed that they were there. Kennedy told Russia that they had to remove the missiles and the result was the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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How many US casualties were there during the Bay of Pigs invasion?

Four

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What is missile formula?

2+3+4

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What is The Crisis mainly about?

something

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What was the Crisis in 1794?

There were actually a series of events during 1793 and 1794 that could be termed crisis situations. The French tried to get the new nation of the United States to enter in the war against Great Britain. There was a rebellion in western Pennsylvania known as the Whiskey Rebellion which had to do with the payment of taxes by the farmers to the government. Indians were attempting to block US westward settlement in the Ohio Valley area and relations between the US and Great Britain were on the verge of breaking. MrV

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Soviet Union (USSR)

Why was the Soviet Union to blame during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Because the soviets were the ones to put the missiles in Cuba. Which made the U.S. put missiles in Turkey ending this crisis.

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Suez Canal

How was the Suez crisis resolved?

American President Eissenhour, threatened with U.NSanctions put on the Britian , France, And Egyptian nations if the problems could not be resolved. Eventually the problems were resolved and the egyptians had a nationalized canal. The American President Eissenhour , threatened with U.N. sanctions to be impossed on France, Great Britian, and Egypt If the problems were not solved. The problems were quickly resolved and Egypt had it's very own nationalized canal system.

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Where did the Cuban missile crisis happen?

The confrontation took place in the waters off Cuba, but he crisis was in the White House and the Kremlin.

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Berlin Wall

When did the Cold War end?

The Cold war ended in 1989

There are various opinions for the beginning and End of the Cold war.

Some consider it to have begun in 1948 with the Berlin Blockade and Airlift since it was the first confrontation of the Cold war. It is also acceptable to think that it began in 1945.

It ended in 1991 with the collapse of the USSR (soviet Union). Since the USSR lost most of its dominance and money.

The Cold War started in 1945 and ended in 1991 and perhaps it was the longest silence in history in the form of a war.

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How did the Cuban Missile Crisis impact Cuba?

the Cuban Missile Crisis affected Cuba because after the U.S. blockaded Cuba and prevented Cuba from receiving or giving trade goods, the economy dwindled until it got to the point that Cuba couldn't afford launching the missile that the soviet union gave them.

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What fear did the Cold War intensify?

The Cold War intensified the fear of Imminent Global Nuclear Warfare resulting in Total Globular Annihilation. The insitution of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) is no joke to those of us that would like to die peacefully in our sleep, preferably from "old age". With submarine-launched nuclear-tipped ICBM's, a five-minute window from launch to arrival is STILL a serious concern.

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US Marine Corps

What USMC units were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for the Cuban Missile Crisis?

here's a start: http://www.amtrac.org/1atbn/Commendations/awards/PUC-01.asp

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Who was the president of the USSR during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Nikita Khrushev.
Nikita Kreuschev

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Where was the Bay of Pigs invasion that President Kennedy authorized?

The Bay of Pigs invasion that President Kennedy authorized took place in Cuba.

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What were President Kennedy's options during the Cuban missile crisis?

1. invasion of cuba

2. quarantine of Cuba

3. Negotiation with Khruschev

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Who were the leader of the USSR during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Nikita Khrushchev.

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Joseph McCarthy

What is the significance of Joseph McCarthy to American history?

responsible for the Red Scare, accused people in the US government for being communist or spies

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What does the Bay of Pigs invasion have to do with the Vietnam War?

Involvement in both is wrongly credited to the administration of President John Kennedy. President Eisenhower had put the wheels in motion for both incidents. The planning for the Bay of Pigs Invasion was entirely set up, recruited, trained and financed and placed into motion by Eisenhower and was inherited by Kennedy. The US Advisors, Assistance Command (MACV) and Air America program to support the French recolinization of Vietnam had been in place when Kennedy was elected, Americans had died in action before that date. The connection between the two conflicts was their creators.

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What was the impact the Cuban Missile Crisis had on US foreign policy?

After the Cuban Missile Crisis, the US learned how it was our own fears that may have caused the USSR to place missiles in Cuba. We had missiles all around Russsia, and that made them think we were going to attack. There were some important factors that we should have learned. First, we can cause our own destruction by casusing fear in others. Secondly, we should have learned not to trust our own Intel. agency. The CIA reported that none of the missiles in Cuba were armed yet. Later, we found that they were armed. Had Kennedy ordered an attack on Cuba, it could have started a nuclear war. Both of these lessions have long been forgotten. As our policy today is one of pure aggression, based on false Intel.. Hope this will help you.- Katherine k

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How do deactivate nuclear missile?

Pour water over it.

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