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Cuban Missile Crisis

Syllabification: Cu·ban Mis·sile Cri·sis

Definition of Cuban Missile Crisis in English:

An international crisis in October 1962, the closest approach to nuclear war at any time between the US and the Soviet Union. When the US discovered Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba, President John F. Kennedy demanded their removal and announced a naval blockade of the island; the Soviet leader Khrushchev acceded to the US demands a week later.

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