Why Is Vietnam Necessary

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Vietnam: America’s involvement is necessary America’s involvement in Vietnam was a much contested topic during the sixties. There were people, such as, Lyndon B. Johnson who supported the war and others, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who opposed it. America involving itself in the war was the right choice. There was a need for America to prove that it was willing to fight communism on all fronts, to keep its promise to keep peace and help other nations, fight as there’s no other way to obtain peace, as well as gain stability in its home soil. The nations of the world had just gotten out of World War 2 a few decades ago in 1945. In the aftermath of the war there were two big super powers: The United States of America and the Soviet…show more content…
America, being a super power, made it its mission to keep the peace among other nations. These policies had begun with previous presidents. They made policies to help all sorts of countries economically, socially, and with whatever problems they could help solve. President Johnson talked about how previous presidents made it America’s priority to help other countries. One policy that is an example of this is the Truman Doctrine put into action by President Harry Truman on March 12, 1947. The doctrine established that America would provide economic, political, and military aid to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces (Truman). With this doctrine America helped the Greek and Turkish governments out of the economic crisis that they had fallen into. The following year on April 3 of 1948 the Marshall Plan was enacted by the United States of America. It was part of European Recovery Program, an American initiative to aid Europe and Asia, in which the United States gave Thirteen billion dollars were allocated in economic support to help rebuild the European economies after the end of World War II. The plan was in operation for four years beginning in April 1948. The goals of the United States were to rebuild the war shattered regions, remove trade barriers, modernize industries, and make Europe and Asia prosperous. This showed the commitment that America had towards helping other nations who were in time of crisis such as Vietnam and it people are. One of the most if not important groups that America help create in order to help others was the United Nations. The United Nations was an idea originally proposed by President Roosevelt as a successor to the failing League of Nations. He wanted there to be an entity to defend the
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