After the end of the Second World War the two war time allies THE USA and SU became involved in a war of ideologies the cold war. The US saw communism as a threat to democracy and capitalism. Therefore the US set out a new foreign policy that was of containment of communism in the Truman doctrine. There were however other reasons for the USA’s involvement such as their military confidence, UN agreement, domestic pressure which called for the T admin to be more tough on communism and their economic interest in Japan which led to the US governments decision to use military intervention in the K war. The main reason for the USA’s military intervention in the Korean war was that of containment.
But one of the hardest battle’s for the US was to keep their own countries support. In this essay I will be exploring the main factors of the Vietnam war between 1960-1975, looking at how they changed before, during and after ORT. Before ORT took place the aims of the US Government were to stop communist taking over South Vietnam (SV). As they feared that the Domino Theory would affect countries who were still capitalist. The rise in communist countries was increasing as other countries close to each other would follow the same route as nearby countries.
(b) How far was President Kennedy determined to use military forces in South Vietnam in order to stop the spread of communism in Southeast Asia? There is two sides to each argument in this answer one side will show how determined Kennedy was to using military force and the other side would be to show how he tried to use other options. Firstly I am going to describe how I think that Kennedy was determined or willing to use military force. Firstly he started out by carrying on Eisenhower’s plans for guerrilla warfare by training the South Vietnamese army and giving them supplies and equipment to try and fight the war like that instead of using American troops even though he criticised Eisenhower’s soft defence against communism but still carried on with some of his plans. After the failure of that he introduced things such as the strategic hamlets (Agrovilles) which were villages that were surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by troops, to isolate National Liberation Front (NFL) guerrillas from political recruits and other responses.
The key reason was fear of communism, especially since the ‘Domino Theory,’ supported the threat of communism reaching Australia. Australia also had a responsibility to help America in the Vietnam War due to the SEATO and ANZUS treaties. Finally, by following the government’s defence policy of ‘Forward Defence,’ Australia needed to be involved in the Vietnam War to contain communism away from Australia’s
During the years of 1969-1974, when Richard Nixon was president of the United States, our country went under some challenges; that changed country in a whole new perspective. Richard Nixon has had many outcomes that had positive and negative outcomes on political and economic society. One of the major aspects during Nixons' presidency is the Vietnam War. This war was an international challenge for the US mainly. A reason Nixon was elected for president in 1969 was because his campaign was all about Vietnamize the war.
Many people ask the question, “Why did the U.S. even care about the Vietnam conflict, let alone fight a war there?” One Reason for U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict was that the U.S. feared the Domino Theory. The Domino Theory is where if one state falls to communism, then all the other states around it will fall into communism too. Because the U.S. feared this, they responded with containment. Containment means to keep communism from spreading to other countries. Another reason for U.S. involvement is imperialism, which was left over from WWI and WWII.
Samuel Futterman Rock’N Roll and America’s 1950 Culture Shock During the 1950s a new sensation exploded all over America changing the lives of all ages. That sensation was Rock’N Roll. At the time, it new musical genre based on the African-American musical styles Rhythm and Blues and Jazz. Rock’N Roll indirectly helped the civil rights movement move forward, and is a constantly evolving style that we still can enjoy today. It also helped changed American society’s values regarding what is appropriate or offensive to broadcast.
The conflicts between the North and the South Vietnam increased along with the Viet Cong rebels. The North Vietnam threatened South Vietnam that they will take over and make the communist. Even with the help of the United States, the South Vietnam wasn’t able to win. For both wars, the main reason for U.S. involvement was to follow the policy of United States that they will stop communist from spreading. There are many differences between the two wars.
Stonewall: A Revolution Serving as the battleground for a cultural revolution, the young generation of America in the 60’s and 70’s found themselves challenging the ideas of the conservative government they lived under. What can best be described as a time of discovery and questioning, advances in the civil rights movement as well as the conflicts in Vietnam seemed to divide the nation. Within these events, America saw the rise of another revolution brewing, one that had started long before but continued to get pushed aside: that of equal rights for homosexuals. The Stonewall Riots are often cited as the beginning of the equality movement, however history tells a somewhat different story; a story in which the Stonewall riots are more of a plot twist as opposed to being an opening scene. However, these riots drastically changed the fundamental ideas and goals of the gay rights movement.