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What happened during the Cuban Missile Crisis — the 13-day standoff that almost ended the world

The ongoing feud between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has prompted repeated comparisons to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Although it's debatable how similar the two situations really are, some experts have noted that the threat to the United States was the same in each instance — both Russia and North Korea had developed the capability of reaching the US with nuclear missiles, eliciting sharp responses from the respective American presidents.
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