Although September 11 was horrible, it didn't threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do.
-Stephen Hawking, British theoretical physicist and cosmologist.
The crisis was a turning point in history because the super powers could have made the wrong decisions and we might not be here today. Nuclear war is a very destructive thing that we can't get a full understanding of. After the crisis the two world powers were in shock of being so close to warfare. They both took immediate actions to get rid of nuclear weapons and the creation of them.
Many treaties and devices were formed to limit nuclear warfare and prevent the spread of dangerous weapons. These developments were a big step into the preparation of the safety of the future. Without them, who knows what situation we may be in today and how different our world would be.
President Kennedy addresses the nation on the placement of offensive military weapons in Cuba by the Soviets.
Although these steps were taken it has not completely gotten rid of the creation and spread of nuclear weapons. Some countries have not signed the treaties or participated in nuclear prevention. Currently many countries are still outside the limits and may put the rest of the world in danger. Nuclear awareness is growing and the prevention of nuclear weapons has spread too. For now we are safe and the increasing prevention of these weapons has put the world in a better situation for the future.