Map of where it is located
Took place between April 24, 1965 and September 3, 1965 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The U.S was trying to keep communism from spreading to the islands and sent 22,000 troops. The Dominican Rebublic would be communist without the help of the U.S.
They had a communist dictatorship in 1965
It increased tension between the US and the Soviets because the US is still against communism which the Soviets are for
The US used containment to contain communism from spreading to the Dominican Republic.
Juan Bosch was a politician, historian, short story writer, essayist, educator, and the first democratically elected president of the Dominican Republic for a brief time in 1963.
Bosch heavily sympathised with leftist ideas, but he always denied any communist affiliation. He was jailed for his political ideas.
Bosch was exiled from Cuba because he tried to kill Trujillo, who was a dictator.