How did the Cold War affect American policy in Vietnam?
Had to fight a limited war; limited to NON-atomic weapons.
Korea was the FIRST "Hot" battle of the Cold War. Vietnam was the SECOND "Hot" battle of the Cold War. The Communists lost (or stalemated) with the first battle, but won the second battle. The communists were contained in Korea. They expanded in Vietnam. The policy of containment in Vietnam was a US foreign policy to contain and isolate the spread of communism to neighboring countries. If communism were not contained in North Vietnam, then…
How did the cold war affect the following foreign policy domestic politics and civil liberties To what degree were Ronald Reagan's policies responsible for American victory in the Cold War?
The Vietnam war was part of the cold war! The United states and various western European countries began a policy of communism. Vietnam (south-east Asia) was part of the communism party (political party, Vietnam) Whilst the United states were Capitalists; they were against communism! Both, Vietnam and the cold war was a fight against communism and to stop the spread of communism! America did not want the communist north to invade the south of vietnam.
How did the long American traditions of both democracy and isolation affect US policy during Cold War?
The Vietnam War was a proxy war that was fought as during the Cold War as a part of the policy of containment. The USSR was supporting Ho Chi Minh's communist regime in Northern Vietnam and the USA did not want communism to spread farther than the USSR itself and so they fought against them on the side of Southern Vietnam.
American foreign policy during the Cold War had two primary objectives. The first was to deter explicit Communist aggression (primarily from the Soviet Union) towards the United States and its allies through the use of nuclear arms and other conventional weapons. The second was to counter Communist expansion into other world-nations through indirect means, although direct means (as in Korean and Vietnam) were sometimes utilized, as well.
The Vietnamese see the Vietnam War as an act of US Imperialism, trying to subvert Vietnam as a US colony or client state and see South Vietnam as a "fake country that only exists because of American support" much the same way as Arabs see Israel as a "fake country that only exists because of American support". Of course, many who lived in South Vietnam believed that regime to be legitimate, especially if they were…
How did the Cold War shape American foreign policy domestic politics society and culture from 1945 to 1991?
It was called the 'cold' war because it never erupted into actual war or fighting between Russia and its allies and the US and its allies. But closely linked to the Cold War was the USA's "Containment policy" drawn up by president Truman in the late Fourties. This policy held that Communism must be contained to only the countries were it was in power at the time. It was this policy that in the Fifties…