Never before and hopefully never again have we been so close to nuclear war. Many nuclear warheads were poised for launch in Cuba aimed at the United States. Five times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb, the missiles might have meant the end of humanity. In the following will be described how close the world actually came to nuclear war.
On January 1, 1959, Fidel Castro was declared the premier of Cuba. From the start the U.S. saw Castro's ways to be communist, but he denied all accusations. The U.S. eventually saw through his act and cut off trade with Cuba on May 27, 1960. That's when Nikita Khrushchev, the premier of the Soviet Union, stepped in. Khrushchev agreed to ship the supplies needed to Cuba because of the cut off with the U.S. Khrushchev and Castro became allies and also good friends.
Then the U.S. started training Cuban exiles to deploy a surprise attack on Cuba.