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Cuban Crisis, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Revolution

Outline events in Cuba from 1959 to 1962, specifically addressing the Cuban Revolution, the Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban missile crisis. What role did America play in these significant events? What were the outcomes of these events?

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The events leading up to the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban missile crisis were a part of the larger context regarding the Cold War between America and Russia. Leading up to these two crucial events was also the Cuban Revolution, which occurred during President Eisenhower's administration wherein Fidel Castro and his troops after a 6 year insurgency ousted the dictator Fulgencio Batista. This information is pertinent regarding Eisenhower because during his presidency he espoused the Domino doctrine as well as the use of covert operations similar to the "Bay of Pigs" to carry out covert undertakings against governments that his administration considered communist proxies for Russia. Therefore, leading up to the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban missile crisis was an administration that already was involved in supporting covert operations in Vietnam by supplying the French with support. Under this tutelage was the Communist takeover of Cuba by Castro directly on the border of America, and this was seen as a domino that if was not addressed would lead to the "Domino effect" wherein other Latin American and Caribbean countries would also fall to communism (ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH ...

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The solution discusses America's role in these events in Cuba from 1959 to 1962 in 712 words with an official government document source.