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B A Y O F P I G S The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs which is located on the south coast of Cuba about 97 miles southeast of Havanna was one of mismanagement poor judgment and stupidity Bay of Pigs 378 The blame for the failed invasion falls directly on the CIA Central Intelligence Agency and a young president by the name of John F Kennedy The whole intention of the invasion was to assault communist Cuba and put an end to Fidel Castro Ironically thirty-nine years after the Bay of Pigs Fidel Castro is still in power First it is necessary to look at why the invasion happened and then why it did not work From the end of World War II until the mid-eighties most Americans could agree that communism was the enemy Communism wanted to destroy our way of life and corrupt the freest country in the world Communism is an economic system in which one person or a group of people are in control The main purpose of communism is to make the social and economic status of all individuals the same It abolishes the inequalities in possession of property and distributes wealth equally to all The main problem with this is that one person who is very wealthy can be stripped of most of his wealth so that another person can have more material goods and be his equal The main reason for the Bay of Pigs attack on Cuba was the change to communism On January 1 1959 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the country for the safety of the Dominican Republic Goode Stephen 75 Fidel Castro and his guerrilla warriors overthrew the old government dictated by Batista During the next couple of weeks Castro established a new government and on February 16 he was officially declared premier Finkelstein Norman H 127 The
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