Historical Significance
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President Kennedy at the Signing of the Cuban Quarantine, National Archives, 1962

  In conclusion, the Cuban Missile Crisis was a period filled with tense feelings as the United States and the Soviet Union 
were on the brink of global nuclear war. This was prevented; however, was prevented by the coercive diplomatic 
approach utilized by President John F. Kennedy through a naval blockade on Cuba and keeping firm communication 
with Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
  The Cuban Missile Crisis is important to the world's history because it has shown us that militaristic action is not 
always the best choice to pursue, especially in international conflicts like the Cuban Missile Crisis. Additionally, it has 
shown us how much the threat of nuclear war has impacted our decisions and will continue impacting our international