March 2nd

All position papers are to be emailed to the Committees email by April 1st.

Cuban Missile Crisis JCC - USA

head chair: chris noh

JCC STAFF: Darius Jamal, Harry Patel

Background Guide

The Berlin Blockade & Nuclear Arms Race

The Berlin Blockade

In 1948 the US, Great Britain, and France began reorganizing their respective occupied zones

of West Germany to assume self-governance (USSR occupied East Germany). During this process, a

new currency was introduced, which allowed Germany to participate and compete internationally on

an economic level. However...

The Nuclear Arms Race

The Atomic Bomb employed by the U.S. to bring a swift end to World War II initiated the nuclear arms race between the U.S. and the USSR. By the end of the '40s, the United States had a nuclear monopoly and posed a real threat to the USSR...

Foreign Involvement & Cuba

Foreign Involvement

In 1949, China, under the leadership of Mao Zedong, became one of the first countries to fall to

communism. After the defeat of the Japanese Empire in World War II, the Allies had the Korean Peninsula divided on the 38th parallel...

Cuba and the Bay of Pigs

In 1959 under the leadership of Fidel Castro, Cuba became a Communist nation, and diplomatic relations with the U.S. began to deteriorate...