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5a Make a list of all the points made by Khrushchev which suggest that:
  • the USA was to blame for the Cuban Crisis
  • the USSR was only interested in peace and security
  • the Crisis very nearly led to a Third World War.

Analysis and Interpretation 5b Compare this speech with Kennedy's (Source 4). How are they similar and different in terms of:
  • what they actually say
  • how they present their case?

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    Extracts from a speech by Soviet leader Khrushchev in December 1962 covering the causes and consequences of the Cuban Crisis.

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    Extracts from a speech by Soviet leader Khrushchev in December 1962 covering the causes and consequences of the Cuban Crisis