Essays Tagged: "Domino Theory"

Why did the US become involved in military conflict with Vietnam?

ming communist too. This theory, the invention of the US military theorists, was referred to as The Domino Effect.Nearby to Vietnam, China, a country which was very large compared to its neighbours, h ... s neighbours, had recently become a communist country, which could have had a massive effect if the Domino Theory was correct.In Vietnam, it was decided that the country should be split into a North a ...

(2 pages) 43 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

What are the reasons fo US involvement in south vietnam?

n F Kennedy in 1956 (four years before his presidential election). The source outlines the American domino theory, a label given to the American foreign policy in South East Asia, in which it was beli ... ment wanted the public to believe.The main reason given for America's involvement in Vietnam is the domino theory. This shows firstly that the reason for American involvement is the spread of communis ...

(3 pages) 76 1 2.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Australia in Vietnam.

stated that "the takeover of South Vietnam would be a direct military threat to Australia," as the "Domino Theory" claimed that unless this was stopped then after Vietnam had fallen to communism, the ...

(5 pages) 65 0 3.9 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

America Should Go to War

at. Vietnam was about a lot of things, but predominately about communism and the illusive, unproven domino theory. This is not a war for democracy--although that is what America philosophically fights ...

(4 pages) 85 2 3.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Explain the nature of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War"

Australia's played a small but vital role in the Vietnam War to counter-act the domino theory of the 1950's and 60's. Australia's involvement led to the establishment of a strong i ... reat by difference. Our participation argued against the communist regime and the fastly enveloping Domino theory. The participation of Australia in the Vietnam was literally minimal, it had little ov ...

(3 pages) 67 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The Tet Offensive: Vietnam War. This paper was simply a senior paper required to graduate. You could choose any topic realted to history, government or anything of this nature.

st Americans felt an enormous need to help South Vietnam resist the communist North Vietnam and the Domino Theory. They believed that in the long run, keeping Vietnam away from communism would help Am ... control Vietnam. Pretty soon Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Malaya would go." And so the idea of the Domino Theory was in full affect. The Domino Theory said that if the communists succeeded in control ...

(13 pages) 145 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

To what extent was the American War effort in Vietnam undermined by public opinion?

pretence of fighting against an "evil and aggressive Communist regime"1. The government stated the Domino Theory as a reason for involving themselves in someone else's war, whereby if America did not ...

(12 pages) 124 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Explain how and why both the USSR and the USA got involved in the Korean War.

assured destruction.The USA went to war in Korea for three main reasons. The first reason was the 'Domino theory'. Salami tactics in Eastern Europe was not the only place where Communists were coming ... 9. Truman believed that, if one country fell to Communism, then others would follow, like a line of dominoes. He was concerned that, if Korea fell, the next 'domino' would be Japan, which was very imp ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

The Vietnam War at home and abroad

unist giants became less trusted and more feared.America was very committed to a theory called the "Domino Theory" and the Truman doctrine of containment. America believed that Communism was likely to ... idly if left, and if just one country fell to it then many others would follow, just like a game of dominos. This feeling was present during all of the U.S. presidencies.When Lyndon Johnson became Pre ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Title: First smoking...what will you take next??? Amicus Curiae Brief against laws regarding the banning of smoking in restaurants.

Clash and I agree on this issue whole-heartedly. I want the court to understand that because of the domino theory, once something is taken away from private business owners, there will be no end to ho ... her restaurant.Banning smoking in restaurants, while appeasing some, will in the long run, create a domino affect that will strip Americans of the ability to use tobacco products. What will the nation ...

(6 pages) 51 0 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


at Chinese communism would spread into Vietnam and other parts of Indo-China. This was known as the domino theory, were if one country falls to communism others surrounding it will. The French forces ... om the north o Vietnam. This was the Strategic Hamlet Programme.Johnson was a firm believer in the 'domino theory' and hates communism and also felt unable to withdraw American military advisers from ...

(2 pages) 29 1 3.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Peace with honour" - the Vietnam War under President Nixon.

mmunist government, Communism would spread throughout Southeast Asia. This belief was known as the "domino theory." The U.S. government, therefore, helped to create the anti-Communist South Vietnamese ...

(19 pages) 99 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Why Did the US Intervene in the Vietnam War between 1946 and 1956?

th the Soviet Union and is chiefly a byproduct of imperialism and containment policy, alongside the domino theory.The US, a democracy with full-blown ideals of self-determinism, and seeing itself as a ... aged President John F. Kennedy to show stronger resolve in containing communism in Asia. Again, the Domino Theory, first popularized by President Eisenhower of the previous term was used to justify th ...

(5 pages) 38 0 3.4 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

US involvement in Indochina.

vened in the Korean was and the Vietnam War, I think the most important reason they did that is the domino theory.The domino theory means 'if one falls, all falls'.Militarily, South-East Asia is a ver ... falls into communist hands, then Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia etc fill fall like a domino. The US was determined to prevent this, their position and power over the pacific was too imp ...

(2 pages) 24 1 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

Why was it that the USA intervened in Vietnam between 1954 and 1963?

al of French in 1954, the US intervened in the Vietnam War due to the lessons from China, Korea and domino theory, weaknesses of South Vietnam and Vietcong.The US saw China and Korea fell as dominoes ... aw China and Korea fell as dominoes in 1949 and 1953. They were not prepared to see another falling domino. Not only this, if Vietnam fell, the countries around will be influenced in the mean time, in ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History


ing these horrible images.The US intervened in Vietnam War because they were extremely aware of the domino theory. The US was afraid that when Vietnam falls, whole Indo-china would fall to communism. ... Vietnam War.The US intervened both of Vietnam and Korean War because the US was extremely aware of domino theory. Although, it had same goals for those two wars, it intervening in Vietnam resulted in ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Essay on the statement "That Australia should never have been involved in the Vietnam War."

to war was to stop the spread of Communism. The spread of Communism was like the toppling effect of Dominos; hence it was called the Domino Theory. The theory stated that if a country were to fall to ... Communism the neighboring countries would eventually become Communist. The possible chance that the Domino Theory was to eventually reach Australia's close neighbors was extremely worrying to the gove ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.5 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Why Menzies Committed Australia to the Vietnam War

against aggressive communist behavior.The liberal government was concerned with the thought of the domino theory meaning if one country alls we all fall.When Diem, the South Vietnam leader was assass ...

(2 pages) 21 0 2.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Vietnam Essay Public Opinion the US withdrawal

for - Communism. Many believe if Vietnam fell to communism it would only be enforcing Eisenhower's domino theory. Kennedy's presidency saw an increased commitment to Vietnam with 12,000 advisors by 1 ...

(13 pages) 60 0 4.1 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Why did Australia join the Vietnam War?

he major reason was Robert Menzies, the Prime Minister at the time, fear of communism and that the "domino theory" would come into effect (communism would keep heading south towards Australia) He trie ... Australia in WWII.After the Cold War, Menzies was very afraid of communism. He was afraid that the domino theory would come into effect and Australia would be invaded by communism. To combat this fea ...

(1 pages) 29 0 4.7 Aug/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History