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How much influence do personal characteristics have on international political events? The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1961 brought the world to the brink of World War III. Examine the sites below and then respond to the questions.

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What are the more striking characteristics of each leader?

Did the personal characteristics of each leader contribute significantly to the creation of the crisis?

Did the crisis end because of the personal characteristics of each leader or the political realities of thermonuclear war? Did the crisis end due to a combination of these factors?

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