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Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro

Cuban Missile Crisis

Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro

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The crisis was eventually diffused when Khrushchev agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba in exchange for a public promise that the United States would not invade the island, as well as a private back-room deal in which America would also remove its own missiles in Turkey.

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