How Did The Domino Theory Influence The Us Involvement In Vietnam

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When John F. Kennedy became president in 1961, he agreed with the foreign policy of the Truman Doctrine. This meant that the United States would provide support to any nation under the threat of Communism. This policy was significant in relation to Vietnam. The Domino Theory was one which had a major influence on the US’s involvement in Vietnam.(S1) Kennedy viewed the conflict in Vietnam as ‘Communism versus Democracy’.(S1) As a result, he failed to recognise the support for unification in the country. The Americans deduced that prohibiting a Communist takeover in Vietnam was crucial for American interests in Asia.(S1) Kennedy began increasing the US’s commitment in Vietnam. In May 1961, President Kennedy ordered four hundred of the elite Green

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