Top 10 Most Difficult and Trying Times for the World

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There have always been a quest about how it started on earth and also how to conquer it. But the biggest  question is how is life going to end on this planet. There have been many theories and mythologies predicting the end of the world by many renowned astrologers and mathematicians. There have been several times when it was predicted that life was going to end on earth. However, life somehow continued to survive.




This was the year which was believed to be the end of many. A very renowned astrologer predicted the end of life would happen precisely on December 21, 2012. The intensity of the fear of this can be estimated from the movie 2012. But earth survived this time also and the quest as to when life is going to end still continues.


2. Cuban missile crisis

Cuban missile crisis

The United States attempted to overthrow Cuba’s Communist leader, Fidel Castro. Nikita Khrushchev began talks with Fidel Castro shortly afterwards, in an attempt to get him to allow Soviet ICBMs to be placed in Cuba as a deterrent towards the United States. Castro agreed to the plan, and the missiles started getting shipped to Cuba in secret.

The United States figured out what was happening, and decided to block any more shipments from getting into Cuba.The American ships had orders to fire upon any ships trying to get past their blockade, and an American plane was even shot down by a Soviet ship at one point. This action could have resulted in the end of the world.


3. 1989-91


This was a hard time for the soviet union because of the fights caused among themselves. It was thought that the union would not be able to survive and would break into a lot of fragments. Foreseeing this situation president of soviet union Gorbachov signed in a treaty to dismantle all nuclear and conventional ground and cruise missiles with a firing range of between 500-5,000 kilometers. As expected the soviet union completely imploded and a large amount of nuclear weapons and there schematics went missing. This again puts the world in a new danger.


4. 1981


The election of Ronald Reagan as the new president of America worsened the situation after they purposely missed the Olympics in 1980. President Reagan could only muster one way to end the cold war prevailing between U.S. and Soviet, that is to produce and explode even stronger bombs. This idea was absurd, but president Reagan actually convinced the Soviets to in its favor. As the tensions flared the world once again came under the threat of total destruction.


5. 1974


As India had not signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty, therefore it was free from any restrictions. So India detonated a smiling Buddha nuclear device which caused heavy destruction and also proved that it was equally capable of destructing the world as it was of destructing Pakistan. The Americans and the Soviets had also begun using Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle. It was a new type of nuclear warhead, capable of more precise attacks on multiple targets.

So the talks on revised nuclear treaties started which would be more restricted.

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