The Relationship To The Domino Theory

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Vietnam War

Vietnam and the relationship to the Domino Theory
The Vietnam war was a period during 1955 which provoked many controversies in the United states. Many people had their own reasons to either support or oppose sending troops to Vietnam. Throughout all of the controversy, President Dwight Eisenhower had his own opinion all of this. Following President Eisenhower’s speech, the Domino Theory spread like wildfire. The Theory itself stated that if one country were to fall under communist rule, then the countries around them would eventually fall into communism as well. President Eisenhower and the U.S government felt that if Vietnam were to fall into communism that all of Southeast Asia would be under communist rule. Following Eisenhower's
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Kennedy’s vision to end communist spread. Behind Vietnam’s corrupt government, the U.S diplomats and the CIA operatives were trying their best to keep the country together. During this period of time, President Johnson saw little changes in the time frame that he had hoped so he proposed a heavy bombing campaign against North Vietnam. He had also ordered the relocations of some United States planes. Furthermore, operation rolling thunder was set to kill about 80,000 to 120,000 vietnamese people, including women and children. The United States involvement caused an increase number of casualties.

The policy of Vietnamization was proposed by President Richard Nixon was interpreted as a way of decreasing U.S involvement in the Vietnam war. Nixon thought of a program to help tain and equipping South Vietnamese soldiers in order to withdraw U.S involvement and soldiers from Vietnam's conflict. This policy neither brought peace or limited protests during the war.

The fall of
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For the wives back home, they were able to get their information on their husbands who were fighting in the war. The media provided a source of information for many people during this period in time. With the help of Television, Radios, and journalists, news was able to spread faster into people's lives. In fact, The US military Assistance Command made military transportation readily available for anyone who wanted to get information about the war itself.

The credibility gap
During the 1960s and 1970s in the United States, the term “credibility gap” began to flourish with the widespread help of politicians, journalists, and the public. Many people used this term to describe president Lyndon Johnson’s administration statements and whether they were credible or not. It was basically embedded into the American culture during the Vietnam war because people felt a connection between the government and the american citizens, which raised questions about the president's credibility.

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