The history of the Cuban Missile Crisis – Matthew A. Jordan


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Imagine going about your life knowing that, at any given moment, you and everyone you know could be wiped out without warning at the push of a button. This was the reality for millions of people during the forty-five year period after World War II now known as the Cold War. Matthew A. Jordan explains the history behind the peak of all this panic — the thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Lesson by Mathew A. Jordan, animation by Patrick Smith.

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Originally posted 2017-06-22 16:44:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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30 thoughts on “The history of the Cuban Missile Crisis – Matthew A. Jordan

  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    i dreamt that some time in the future a hacker goes up to Trump and asks for missile codes in exchange for his unending loyalty to his office, and Trump says ok, so this hacker releases the codes to anonymous users of the internet for bitcoin, and random countries are being destroyed because anon sjws on tumblr and reddit and 4chan hate the world and want to destroy it as long as they can stay indoors forever with their internet waifus.

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  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    Im pretty sure that the decision was made in a ship, not a submarine. how do I know this? I know this because of an accurate movie/documentary by DC

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  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    Can I present you guys with the Gospel….. The bible says that there is a omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, transcedental AND HOLY GOD who created the universe about 6000 years ago. He created us as a means to express His Love. He gave us free will as we cannot truly love Him if we don't have the choice of not loving. But we disobeyed Him and therefore, commited a sin against an infinitely holy God, so we deserve an infinite punishment in the form of hell. The Bible says that the wages of sin is an eternity in hell (Romans 6:23) and it also says that all of humanity has sinned (Romans 3:23).Even though God loves us, he is also perfectly just, thus, NOT SENDING a SINNER to hell would go against his Holy character. But God did not want the humans he loves to suffer this destiny, so he provided a way to save us while being true to His nature. The bible says that, God sent His Son Jesus Christ, that he might take up all our sins and Die in our place. He allowed himself to be crucified, enduring unimaginable pain, all for undeserving Humans as us. (Jesus claimed that He will come back to life on the third day) Jesus rose on the third day, defeating death, and proving his divinity. Now all we need to possess an inheritance in heaven is just believe that Jesus died for all our sins. That's it, no rituals, no good works, no impossible tasks, just simple faith. If you have any questions or doubts, just ask me or reference a christian website like gotquestions.org, Desiring God, etc. Also full bibles are available onbiblegateway.com. I sincerely expect each of you to carefully read this and may God bless you.

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  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    People don't appreciate the Kennedy's enough for this point in history. Equally Castro and the name I can't be bothered to type. JFK remained cool and in control and thought of the many not the few. I have huge admiration for them looking like the pussies to ensure the better outcome. I find it so scary that despite this, we were so close to apocalyptic events.

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  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    why american hated nuclear in cuba when they just had a lot more nuclear in turkey and italy?

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  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    Thank God that Kennedy and Khrushchev didn't listen to their generals who were itching to get us all into a nuclear war. Of course both of them were intelligent, experienced men who had seen first hand the ravages of war in WWII. Too bad the current occupant of the White House doesn't have the same smarts, wisdom, or background, to say the least. The Doomsday Clock is ticking away.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/Doomsday_Clock_graph.svg/600px-Doomsday_Clock_graph.svg.png

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  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    Forgetting that Kennedy invaded Cuba, threatened to do so again, enacted one of the worst campaigns of state terror in history against Cuba; along with confecting a fictitious missile gap between the US and the USSR. But, Camelot. Lol.

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  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    90% of global political tension or war in the past century were caused by stupid US governments, the other 10% was caused by Hitler.

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  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    It was then 54 yrs back if launched, the world would've been a lot different today.

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  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    first USA fuck itself by intervention in Cuba then they fucked up by USSR. couldn't understand why the usa always mess up with wrong guy.

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  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    My grandfather told Rudolf Anderson's wife that he'd been shot down. It's a fairly average thing for military doctors to do, but it still resonates with me a lot.

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  • June 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    The Colt War was completely unnecessary. Problem with the end of the USSR is that then you have nuclear weapons scattered all over Eastern Europe in the hands of all kinds of nutters.

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