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  • hi I'm Jeremy Payne in again today as your host for That Was History. We've had this type

  • of episode before in the past where we take an event from history, and we change the outcome, whether

  • it be a small historical event or such from the past, as the civil war,

  • and change the entire outcome with the South winning instead of the North. So stick

  • with me as we journey down this topic of the Cuban Missile Crisis

  • and what might have happened if it went south and say a war had started.

  • So let me give you a bit of background information and tell you what actually

  • happened in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • During this event the US and Soviet Union would engage in a 13-day intense

  • political and military standoff of

  • 1962. John Kennedy would inform the Americans of the threat to national security

  • and his actions that he would take in order to secure our country.

  • He had prepared to launch a full-scale attack which would neutralize any

  • nuclear warheads that were in Cuba.

  • The people of the United States were in fear that this would be a start of a Nuclear War.

  • I mean who wouldn't be fearful in such times knowing that nuclear weapons were

  • basically right in our backyard? Well this disaster would basically be avoided

  • when the US agreed to the Soviet leaders offer to remove the weapons from Cuba

  • and that we would remove ours from Turkey. Could you imagine the fallout if

  • the weapons had not come out peacefully?

  • Well let's take that angle and see what could have happened if a full-scale war had

  • broken out.

  • Well the crisis that was avoided in Cuba could have been much more hazardous than

  • it turned out to be.

  • Along with the missiles found to be in Cuba, were the submarines that were also in

  • the Atlantic.

  • If the U-2 spy plane had of been delayed just a few short days,

  • then the decision making would have been delayed as well as resulting in action

  • delayed by President Kennedy.

  • He would have taken the advice of his joint chiefs and military command and launched

  • nuclear weapons to bomb Cuba.

  • Then a possible invasion of the United States troops to see that the bombs were destroyed

  • only to have these forces killed in action by other nuclear warheads

  • that Cuba had in their possession. They would then retaliate on the United

  • States possibly hitting Louisiana.

  • Following suit, the United States would then send enough missiles to wipe out Cuba

  • and more of the Soviet Union. So nonetheless if the crisis had not been avoided like

  • it originally was in history

  • there might have been a nuclear global fallout. Europe would have been a waste

  • land of nuclear toxins, and the United States would have areas that would be

  • uninhabitable as well.

  • If the United States had gone to war with Cuba and the Soviet Union,

  • do you think that it would have been right to basically blow up Cuba to get rid of

  • such a threat to national security?

  • Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

  • Well that's going to wrap up this section of That Was History. I hope that you enjoyed

  • all the content I had today, and if you perhaps have an event that you'd like to

  • be rewritten

  • right us and let us know in the comments section below, and maybe it'll show

  • up in one of our

  • following episodes. Also, be sure to hop on over to our social media sites

  • and we'll see you next time guys.

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What If The Cuban Missile Crisis Turned Into Full Scale War?

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    James posted on 2015/06/24
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