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In 1962, Florida was the scene for a “build-up” of our nation’s armed forces, due to a crisis with the USSR over missile bases in what country?

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(US Missile Base, Everglades, FL ca.1964, Credit: HistoryMiami)

In 1917 Russia changed from an imperial government to a communist government.  From that point on relations between the United States and the newly named USSR were tense.  After WWII tensions mounted to become what we now call the Cold War.

 

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Posted at 07:00 AM on October 28, 2010 in History Question of the Week | Permalink

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