The Bay Of Pigs Invasion

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The Bay of Pigs is an inlet of the Gulf of Cazones located approximately 97 miles southeast of Havana (Capital of Cuba). The Bay of Pigs Invasion is one of the United States biggest invasion fails in history. The invasion was meant to overthrow communist Cuba and bring Fidel Castro’s power to an end. This was obviously a fail, because as we now know, Fidel had been in power until 2008, and now his brother Raul Castro is the president. The blame for this fail is on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and of course, the president of the time Pr. John F Kennedy. To realize what happened during the Bay of Pigs, we must first look why the invasion happened and then we must see why the plan did not work.
After World War II, a majority of Americans would say that communism was the world’s biggest threat. Because America is the known as “the land of the free, and the home of the brave” they were worried that communist wanted to destroy their freedom and corrupt them. Communism is a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
January 1st 1959, Fulgencio Batista, the Cuban Dictator, formally resigned and boarded a plane to Dominican Republic and fled Cuba for his safety. Fidel Castro, who had previously run against Batista in the elections of 1952, overthrew Batista’s old dictated government. On February 16th 1959 Castro was officially declared premier. He had…

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