Bay Of Pigs: The Cuban Revolution

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In 1959, the Cuban regime of Fulgencio Batista was overthrown by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Initially, the United States attempted to create positive relation with Fidel Castro. However, it then became clear that Fidel Castro was determined to nationalize private U.S. lands, enforce radical reforms, and receive the help of the Soviet Union. Many Cubans fled their country, because of the fear for the new dictator. After relations with Cuba were broken in 1961, General Eisenhower authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to invade and overthrow Fidel Castro. They recruited exiles of Cuba and trained them. After Eisenhower left office, Kennedy made the decision to go forth with the plan which was called the Bay of Pigs invasion. The invasion
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