The Cuban-American War was started in 1965 by President Goldwater. This war started because President Goldwater hated Communism and invaded Communist Cuba in 1965. The USSR funded Cuba's military but didn't actually fight in this war. In 1967, Mexico allied with Cuba and attacked Texas. Cuba surrendered in 1969 however President Nixon had been President since 1968 and decided not to take any Cuban land which left Cuba in a similar state to what it was before the war but savaged by war. Mexico retreated from Texan land and surrendered and lost the Gulf of California. This taken land would soon become the State of Mexicali.