Bay of Pigs

Bay of Pigs

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Pigs and stuff

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  • Team Capitalism
  • Team Jacob
  • Team Communism
  • " I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition."
  • - Fidel Castro
  • After WW2, the US and Soviet Union emerged as world powers that were involved in a Cold War from 1947-1991. They attempted to convince smaller nations to become either capitalist or communist.
  • In 1959, socialist Fidel Castro overthrew the Capitalist government of Fulgencio Batista, and Cubaś relations grew closer to U.S.S.R. President Dwight Eisenhower went to the CIA to remove Castro from power.
  • In attempt to remove Castro from power, the US organized an invasion on Cuba, however to make the invasion look more like a Cuban revolution and less like a US coup, the CIA recruited and trained Cuban exiles (AKA the Brigade 2506) in secret.
  • Then in 1960 when JFK became president he officially approved the invasion. The CIA conducted air attacks, deception flights, and false landings on days leading up to the attack. 1,400 ground troops entered Cuba through the Bays of Pigs on April 17,1961.
  • Castro knew in advance that the US was planning a surprise attack through the  media and other sources
  • US aircraft's dropped paratroopers and supplies to help ground troops, but Castroś forces were too dominant and greatly outnumbered the exiles. The invasion lasted for only three days and was a huge embarrassment for the US.
  • Over 100 Cuban exiles died and 1,000 imprisoned, and 4 American pilots died in the unsuccessful invasion.
  • Apr.19, 1961
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