Another reason for U.S. involvement is imperialism, which was left over from WWI and WWII. Imperialism is the desire to control as many nations as possible. The Soviet Union not only wanted to spread communism, but also wanted to take over smaller countries, including Vietnam so that the Soviet Union would have more power. The U.S. did not want communism to spread, nor did they want the Soviet Union to gain more power than them. If the Soviet Union were to gain more power than the U.S., that power would allow the Soviet Union to take over.
Aiming to win back support from the American’s, as many people did not support the Vietnam war due to the bad media that was publicised. This was the first War to be so publicised and it shocked many of the people back home. This lead to Anti-War protest, which became one of the US governments aims to stop. However they still stuck to the aim to try and contain Vietnam from the spread of communism and supporting the SV defeat the VC in nearby country Cambodia. On the other side the aims of the NV government and their terrorist organisation the VC did not alter as they still aimed to persuade the SV government to vote for Vietnam to become a communist country.
This showed the world that the actions of this group should not be taken seriously. Instead of America taking militar action they responded with the Stimson Doctrine. With this doctrine the US would not recognize “Manchuko” because it was taken by force. Only slightly stronger than what the League of Nations did it had the same result; it did nothing to stop the aggression. The actions in Italy, Germany, and Japan just pushed the isolationist movement even more, to not be dragged into another foreign war.
In many ways Kennedy did increase US involvement in Vietnam to benefit and protect the south, one of the reasons being Kennedy’s awareness of the limitations and weaknesses of the South Vietnamese Army. The instability of a demoralised army would lead to further political problems and make it very difficult for the south to defend its self from the north. However the USA still needed to protect its own vital national interests. The spread of communism was still a growing concern and a massive threat to the USA which argues that the reason USA became involved with the south was to protect USA from the spread of communism rather than to help the people of South Vietnam. Kennedy and the USA was committed to containment meaning the US foreign policy was predicated by the commitment to protect freedom wherever it was under threat which was applied perfectly to South Vietnams situation.
The United States was an alley with Russia so therefore, they wanted to protect China as well. The U.S. was upset at the threat to their allies but they also realized that the Japanese were violating the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928. Resulting from this, the U.S. threatens that if Japan does not leave China, they will have no choice but to stop trading oil with them. Japan declined the threat and continued to take over
Being afraid of inferior if a fight really happened, the Vietnam Communist Government hopelessly gave its island up to China. The main reason of this yield is that Vietnam was not ready for a war yet; and its leader didn’t have a really powerful army in hand. So, it’s willing to give up in front of stronger militaries. Another, Machiavelli argued that the leader should take control of his people by force rather than by law. Oppositely, Lao-Tzu admitted that a good leader should not rule his people, but to follow.
The hawks and doves were complete opposites, the hawk’s argument concluded that America must win the war in Vietnam in order to contain communism in Southeast Asia and preserve the nation’s prestige (Davidson-Gienapp-Heyrman-Lytle-Stroff, 2005). The doves on the other hand wanted the conflict in Vietnam ended immediately and the troops returned home. The political and social outcomes facing the United States because of the conflict in Vietnam ranged from a growing distrust of the decisions being made by the political leaders to the ever increasing cost of the conflict in Vietnam. The growing distrust helped to fuel the student unrest because the younger generation decided to voice their opinions and take a stand for those
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.
He called on Truman to approve huge reinforcements, a wholesale naval blockade of all of China and an immeadiate bombing of the Chinese mainland. It was felt that by using a naval blockade and two long-range air groups, that the military capacity would be unaffected in Europe, an obvious concern of the Truman administration.  Ultimately, the use of air and naval forces were a concern of the administration and the United Nations because of the belief by these entities that by expanding the power exerted over China, it would inevitiably lead to a nuclear war. Something the Truman
There were supported by Ho Chi Minh, who was backed by the Soviet Union and China. The Americans continued to believe that Vietnam was a Cold War conflict. They failed to see it as a nationalist uprising seeking independence. Their failure to do this led them to