Cuban Missile Crisis

Map of Western Hemisphere showing potential ranges of Soviet ballistic missiles from Cuba, February 6, 1963, United States Department of Defense, Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston,

How was the Cold War waged all over the world?

Download Primary Source Set: Cuban Missile Crisis

This set places the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis in broader historical and political perspective. It emphasizes the competition between the superpowers to influence the alignment of non-aligned nations — especially the newly independent nations of Asia, Africa, and Latin America - with financial aid and military intervention. Besides delving into the crisis, students also analyze the methods each side used to fight the Cold War.