The Cuban Missile Crisis 50 years later

On October 20, 1962 the Cuban missile crisis reached its peaceful conclusion. I was a child then, but I have vague memories of the event. Today when I watch kids walking to the nearby school in the mornings, I get happy by knowing that they are growing up in a world that has become less warlike and more tolerant than we imagined 50 years ago. I am convinced that their children will experience an even better future in 2062.

The Youtube clip shows the confrontation between the US and the Soviet Union in the UN Security Council during the crisis. It from a movie, but the two diplomats’ heated exchange is in the original wording.

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