Bay of Pigs

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When was the Bay of Pigs invasion?

1961

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What was the Bay of Pigs?

The invasion of Cuba

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Who invaded?

Cuban exiles, trained by the American CIA

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What was the Bay of Pigs for?

To overthrow Castro

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Why was the invasion a disaster?

It humiliated Kennedy (John. F. Kennedy)

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What was the result of the invasion?

- 1400 exiles were found and 20,000 Cuban troops were waiting for them

- Exiles that were not killed, were taken prisoner

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Why did the national relations deteriorate?

Castro and Khrushchev knew that the Americans had helped plan the invasion

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