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Realist Perspective On Cuban Missile Crisis Analysis

879 words - 4 pages

Name: Aisha Faruk

Course: Plsc 101

Date: 25th march 2014

The Cuban Missile Crisis Analysis

The Cuban missile crisis was one of the greatest events in the United States. The crisis in October 19 to October 28, 1962 was a main cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union. And the crisis returns on the struggle of power between the United States and the Soviet Union throughout the war. The USSR increased its support of Fidel Castro's Cuban regime, and in the summer of 1962, Nikita Khrushchev decided to install flying arms in Cuba. President Kennedy and the other leaders of the country were faced with a bad problem where a decision had to be made. ...view middle of the document...

After the United States’ unsuccessful attempt to takeover Castro and end communism in Cuba. In 1961, Castro was fearful of another US attack. The US Armed Forces lead a mock attack and call up a plan to attack Cuba to keep Castro worried.

Individual-level analysis is the view on how people make policy. Therefore, individual level analysis involves understanding how the human makes decisions in groups. I chose realism because it deals with leaders, decision in times of crises. And the realist side focuses on the fight and states and the sign of power. To explain this analysis I will be using realism. Realism deals with intelligent thinking and power. This event in history dealt with intelligent thinking and power, because without these U.S may have had a nuclear war. Kennedy general was a great leader, especially after this event. He saved the United States by using his good skills and his great thinking. He had a meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and these meetings helped him decide what to do and how to go about doing it. Power is something that is very realist. Realists use power to get what they want. This works certainly in politics. You can make countries, leaders, and people do what you want them to do if you have lots of power. People are afraid of pressure and pressure is a part of realism. Realism is a part of our lives. We use pressure and power against others also in politics and crises.

The united states sent a plane to spy and monitor Cuba they found missile sources that were armed and ready to wipe out the western...

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