We want to acquaint you with 10 cases in world history, when several sides stood on the verge of war, but escaped it at the last moment.

Advertising

Advertising

The Caribbean crisis is the most famous case in history when two large countries - the US and the USSR - were on the verge of a nuclear war. The missiles placed by the US in Turkey provoked the Caribbean crisis. In response, the Soviet Union spread its missiles in Cuba. The situation was saved by the efforts of Soviet diplomats and the words of John Kennedy, the US president of that time.