Brief History of United States and Soviet Union issue

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Subject Area:Sociology

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The United States was outspoken on the issue of capitalism and defended it against the socialism spread and especially in some parts of America. Given this attitude, the exercise of power during the World War II signified that United States was merely a Super power that was not going to be easily swayed by another front. On its part, the Soviet Union composed its front to channel the ideology of socialism and have it adopted in several regions like it was in Cuba. The war left many wounded and gave the United States the superiority across the globe and that which never ended well with Soviet Union and specifically the use of nuclear weapon by the United States in Japan. After the war, the United Nations was formed to regulate and control the use of such weapons in the future and more so the nuclear weapons against other nations a swell, as their development.

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Kennedy’s letters aimed to give room for healthy conversation and debate between the two countries and avoid spat of words between the two Presidents; as during the televised address to the nation President Kennedy had chosen his words carefully not to cause a stir on the other side. He aimed to create a friendly engagement with the President of Soviet Union. Convince President Khrushchev on the dangers of the weapons in Cuba: President Kennedy was a peace loving President who had good thoughts not for America only but also for the world and knew how it could be to try and start another world war. He took in through his advisory team to write letters to Khrushchev and try to convince him about the dangers that the nuclear weapons posed while in the Cuban territories.

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Given the ideologies of Cuban President Fidel Castro and his policies, there was a great threat to the regions stability having the weapons directly in the hands of Fidel Castro. Assumptions held by Kennedy about U. S. strategic interests and military capacities United States was capable to destruct the machinery but wanted to advance peace: Given the fact that the United States had made significant steps towards weaponized its military even after the World war II under which it had established it mighty possession of super weapons. President Kennedy took out the assumption of not walking down the direction of World War II in ousting the nations that seemed not to limit their weaponing agenda or that seemed a threat to world’s peaceful existence, but instead would use this chance to strategically diminish the usage of the weapons in a diplomatic manner.

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It was not that the United States was incapable of handling the machinery provided its powerful arsenals, but there was need for peaceful coexistence in the region and especially with what had been witnessed during the World War II and the usage of those dangerous nuclear weapons. Cuba was incapable of handling the machinery: President Kennedy had established the worsening relationship between Cuba and the fostered policies by the country under the leadership of Fidel Castro. The onset of this realization and the incapability of the Cuban military to handle such weapon according to Kennedy would stabilize the area. The thoughts were that landing the weapons in the hand of the incapable military of Cuba, there would be an awakened call for war in the region given that the country would also want to revenge and establish its power against the United States.

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It would therefore be wrong to have the Cuban military possess the firearms through the Soviet Union as it would render to instability and incompetent usage of the weapons. The direction here was that President Kennedy viewed the incompetency of the Cuban military would render instability in the region. In one of his letters, President Kennedy reminded the Soviet Union President about honoring the ordeal of not using the machinery for offensive tactics now that they have been installed in Cuba. The Soviet Union was capable to cause destruction and especially in the Northern part in case the two nations decided to engage in the arsenal exchanges. Extent for President’s Decision Influenced by sense of Public Opinion The realignment of the United States security was based to help and protect its citizens from any infringements by the enemies.

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It is in this front that President Kennedy took it out before even writing the first letter to the leader of the Soviet Union, televised his speech about the whereabouts of the missile weapons in Cuba by the United States through its intelligence. The gesture here by President Kennedy can be asserted to have its basis from the sovereign will of the people that elected him to guard and protect their will. For example, in one of the letters, President Kennedy indicates that there is the need for the continued settlement of the Cuban crisis and called upon Khrushchev to also front o the same and hence no need to cause any alarm for another war. Given this diplomatic need to have a sustainable and continued relationship not only with Cuba but also other countries, president Kennedy in his letters and during the nation televised address ensured he used his words cautiously not to cause any havoc or unintended attention.

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