The 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis can best be described as a "13-day military and political standoff" during the October of 1962 in which nuclear-armed missiles were placed in Cuba by the Soviet Union. Being that the U.S lied only 90 miles away, great concern arose for the safety from these mass destruction weapons. President Kennedy informed the country of the nuclear presence in their neighboring nation, going on to order a navy blockade to surround Cuba, making it clear that the U.S.A would be willing to do anything to preserve national security. However, a potential catastrophe was avoided when Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev ordered the removal of their missiles in Cuba so long as America did not invade the island.
Following the mass destruction these weapons inflicted on Japan, the world was well aware of their danger. Everyone held their breath, anticipating the worst-and they had reason to. Nuclear weapons by far possess the greatest demolition of any weapon known to man. The science behind such a vast explosion is quite fascinating; in the event of energy being released from the splitting of an atoms nuclei, the bomb detonates. Combine several of these powerful occurrences, you get a lethal nuclear weapon. Science has made war a very dangerous thing, causing every nation to wish to avoid war-such as the U.S.A and Soviet Union.