The Cuban Missile Crisis

Write a diary entry of a day during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, expressing your thoughts, fears, and hopes as an ordinary citizen.

This tense, 13-day political and military standoff between the US and the Soviet Union could have erupted into full-scale nuclear war. Documenting a personal perspective of this historical event helps you delve into significant global issues, international relations, and the everyday human experience during times of considerable turmoil. This prompt cultivates an understanding of world history and the range of human emotions that extreme situations can elicit.

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