Bay Of Pigs

The Bay of Pigs "invasion" was when Anti-Castro people that had fled Cuba and had based themselves in Florida had attempted to overthrow Fidel Castro. This increased the tension between the U.S. and Cuba because it was an obvious attempt by the U.S. to vicariously overthrow Castro and have Cuba be their puppet state once again. This also was a sign to Khrushchev (the Communist leader of Soviet Russia) that the U.S. wouldn't be able to do much about Communist expansion in Latin America. This is one of the main events that lead up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.


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