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Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile Crisis(10 Photos)
In October 1962, Cold War tensions erupted when the United States and Soviet Union faced off during the Cuban Missile Crisis, bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war.
Communist Leaders(12 Photos)
During the 20th century, the worldwide spread of communism took many different forms under the direction of each country's leadership.
Cold War: American Leaders
Cold War: American Leaders(13 Photos)
From 1945 until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, U.S. presidents and politicians developed strategies to limit the spread of communism.
Deconstructing History: Berlin Wall
Deconstructing History: Berlin WallVideo Clip (2:27)
Video Clip (2:27)
For 30 years, the Berlin Wall was the defining symbol of the Cold War, separating families and keeping the people from jobs and opportunity in the west.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile CrisisVideo Clip (2:22)
Video Clip (2:22)
Get the story of the dramatic face-off that nearly ended in nuclear war, as told by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis.
Cold WarVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
The Cold War is over, but what it left behind may surprise you.
The Space Race
The Space RaceVideo Clip (2:58)
Video Clip (2:58)
The U.S. competition with the U.S.S.R. for technological dominance spurred the U.S. on to the first-ever landing on the Moon.
Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Kennedy and the Cuban Missile CrisisVideo Clip (2:38)
Video Clip (2:38)
President Kennedy avoided nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis and gained the trust of the nation.
Russia Withdraws Cuban Missiles
Russia Withdraws Cuban MissilesVideo Clip (0:56)
Video Clip (0:56)
Footage from sea of the conclusion of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Castro and the Cuban Revolution
Castro and the Cuban RevolutionVideo Clip (3:39)
Video Clip (3:39)
In 1950s Cuba, government corruption led to Fidel Castro's violent rise to power.
Bay of Pigs Invasion No Secret
Bay of Pigs Invasion No SecretVideo Clip (2:07)
Video Clip (2:07)
CIA and a Cuban brigade planned an invasion on Cuba, but the plan quickly unravelled.
Bay of Pigs: CIA's 'Perfect Failure'
Bay of Pigs: CIA's 'Perfect Failure'Video Clip (1:41)
Video Clip (1:41)
Within the CIA, the Bay of Pigs invasion of April 1961 was regarded as the "perfect failure."
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