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<div>This cartoon was published in the October 29, 1962 edition of the British newspaper The Daily Mail by Leslie Gilbert Illingworth. This image shows the reality of the Cold War and how close nuclear war was for the two super powers of the period: the United States and the Soviet Union. Created right after the Cuban Missile crisis this image showed readers that a real power struggle was at hand with nuclear weapons at the center of the contest between communist and democratic ideals. The leaders Nikita Khrushchev and John Kennedy are pictured above in a struggle with serious repercussions.</div>
<div>13 day period of U.S. at a silent war with the Soviet Union (USSR).</div><div><br></div>
<div>in 1961. The U.S. attempted to overthrow Cuba's communist government. But they were unsuccessful. This is known as the Bay of Pigs</div>
<div>This led to Cuba seeking for help from the Soviet Union (USSR). Their Prime Minister, Nikita Khrushchev secretly giving nuclear missiles to Cuba. Protecting the island and ignoring U.S. missile threats from Italy and Turkey. </div>
<div>When the U.S. noticed this, their missile sites were ready to be launched. But JFk took many different approaches with this, such as having the U.S. Navy intercepting all shipments to Cuba, but yet, the Soviet Union looked at these solutions as an aggression or war. So these two countries were both at the edge of creating a war. </div>
<div>From October 16, 1962- October 28, 1962</div><div><br></div>
<div>"Silent" Cold war</div>
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