Vietnam War

I started the research about the choice of USA entering the Vietnam War during the Cold War Period with great interest, Vietnam is geologically a remote and underdeveloped Asian country by then, with neither abundant mines nor rich natural recourses, and the government was corrupted and poor. On the contrary, the USA was very rich and was claimed as one of the most powerful country in the world since she defeated Japan with two atomic bombs in World War Two, and was regarded as one of the superpowers together with the USSR at that time. It sounds strange that the USA was interested in such a small and unimportant country like Vietnam. The reasons were suspected as the USA had some ...

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the spread of communism in Asia. By that time, the USSR was trying to expand her communist influence to the Eastern European countries and Asian countries. After World War 2, the USSR started to build up satellite countries, hoping to strengthen her power. From Poland, Romania, Latvia to Serbia and other Eastern European countries, the USSR made those countries into communist countries and got involved with their politics. At the same time, with the financial help of the USSR, the Peopleˇ¦s Republic of China was set up as a communist country; Cuba has fallen into the grasp of communism after Castro became the leader, who was friendly with USSR. Also, the existence of North Korea after the Korean War was posing a threat to the USA as well. In order to stop the further spread of communism in Asia, the USA had no way but to step in directly and start her plan from stopping Vietnam from transforming into a communist country first. Besides of the above consideration, there was also ...

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them and come to my own conclusion.
Firstly, during the period, the greatest supporters were the US government officials themselves. The presidents themselves along with some senators claimed their act was wise and beneficial. President Eisenhower, Kennedy and Truman all agreed that the war was wise as it prevented a huge scale of communism takeover around the world. President Reagan once said that ˇ§American did not join the war only for our own interest; we did this for a greater good. If the ambition of spreading communism could be ceased in Vietnam, the rest of the world would be safe from its hands.ˇ¨ Senator Morse and Senator Gruening from Oregon and Alaska respectively ...

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Category: American History
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