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Cuban Missile Crisis

In October 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union came close to nuclear war when President Kennedy insisted that Nikita Khrushchev remove the 42 missiles he had secretly deployed in Cuba. The Soviets eventually did so, nuclear war was averted, and the crisisended.

Fidel Castro

Communist dictator of Cuba

Joseph Stalin

Communist dictator of Soviet Union

Mao Zedong

Communist dictator of China

Lee Harvey Oswald

Assassinated President John F. Kennedy

Sirhan Sirhan

Assassinated Robert Kennedy (Bobby Kennedy)

Jack Ruby

Assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald

James Earl Ray

Assassinated Martin Luther King Junior

Soviet Union

A Communist nation, consisting of Russia and 14 other states, that existed from 1922 to 1991.

Ho Chi Minh

Communist dictator of North Vietnam

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