Bay Of Pigs

How did this cause the Cuban Missile Crisis?

What was the "Bay of Pigs?"

The Bay of Pigs was an unsuccessful attempt to turn Cuban exiles against their Dictator Fidel Castro. This took place in January, 1961.

What was the "Cuban Missile Crisis?"

The Cuban Missile Crisis was when we almost got into a nuclear war with, the Soviet leaders in Cuba. This took place in 1962.

How did the Bay of Pigs cause the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Because the U.S. supported the Bay of Pigs invasion, Fidel Castro made a giant missile and pointed it directly at the U.S. If the Cubans would have launched that missile it would've caused war in the Soviet Union. Knowing this the Cubans canceled their launch.
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