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The Cold War continued to worsen when the Russians placed Ballistic Missiles on Cuban land just 90 miles away from the coast of Florida and JFK called the bluff by threatening war unless they were removed which they were but for a short time the world was on the brink of nuclear war and self destruction. The president then set a goal of landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade and became more involved in politics in Southeast Asia by training South Vietnamese pilots.

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Q: How did the US become involved in Southeast Asia?
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Why did the US get increasingly involved in Southeast Asia?

The Peoples Republic of China, a communist country was close enough to Southeast Asia to influence it towards their brand of Marxism-Leninism. The former French colonies in Southeast Asia had strong ties to comminist leaders in the Soviet Union and China. The US foreign policy in dealing with any expansion of communism was to take steps to contain any such expansion. With that said, the collapse of French influence in Southeast Asia brought about an increase in communist revolutionists. By sending advisors to South Vietnam, it began the first steps to become increasing involved there.

What political reasons made the US get involved in the Vietnam War?

The spread of communism into Southeast Asia was opposed to maintain the balance of power.

US state in the southeast?

Guam is a U.S. Territory is southeast asia. It is east of Japan.

The US fought in what war in southeast Asia?


Is the new England patriots located northeast or southeast region of the us?

Southeast Asia actually

The US became involved in Vietnam's conflict because?

Lots of possibilities here. My favorites, in no particular order: 1) politicians could not appear to be as "soft on Communism" by "losing" Vietnam; 2) the doctrine of containment required us to become involved; 3) it was believed that if Vietnam "fell," the rest of southeast Asia would follow.

What items are imported to southeast Asia from us?

Paper and Ink

What country was a former us colony of southeast asia?


When did American become involved in the Southeast Asia and when did they leave?

Increasingly after World War 2, especially after communism became the perceived threat. The fear was of a domino effect (one country after another collapsing as communism spread). More and more US spies entered South East Asia. Then the Vietnam war began, then it ended. US spies are still in South East Asia today.

Why did the us leave southeast Asia?

Type your answer here... because they wanted to.

how and why did Australia get involved in the Vietnam warcom?

Australia was part of the now-defunct Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) alliance (as was the US, the Republic of Vietnam, and others). That's the reason.

Why was the US government unwilling to allow Japan to expand into Southeast Asia?

Because we wanted southeast Asia's resourses for ourselves.

Which war did the US fight in southeast Asia in the 1960s and the 1970s?

The Vietnam war.

What was the us response to japanese aggression in southeast asia in mid 1941?

they didnt

Conflicts between southeast Asia and the US?

The Vietnam War was the only one.

What country in southeast Asia did the US colonize?

the east country of india in your mama

Theory used by many in the US to justify US involvement in Southeast Asia is known as the?

social Darwinism

How did the US become involved in the politics of Southeast Asia?

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Us army base in southeast Asia?

becaouse us won the world war 2 that is why us join in base southern Asia forxample japan and south Korea

Cold War influence on US policy in the Western hemisphere and southeast Asia?


Why did the US enter the Vietnam Conflict?

The common answer was to end the spread of Communism into Southeast Asia.

What did the US membership in the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization indicate?

That the united states considered Asia important in the struggle against communism.

What were some of the ways that the US used its economic and military strength to counter the spread of communism in Asia and Southeast Asia?

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What would have happened if the US had never become involved with the Vietnam War?

Th US became involved in Vietnam in order to contain communism. US leaders believed a domino effect would cause other Southeast Asian to turn into communist countries. If the US never became involved, the horrible deaths on both sides of the war would have been avoided. It's clear that North Vietnam would take over South Vietnam. What is still unknown is whether other Southeast Asian countries would have become communist states.

What was President Johnson afraid would happen if you didn't fight Vietnam?

That Vietnam would be taken over entirely by the Vietnamese Communists and that the entire Southeast Asia would also fall thereafter. However, even with the US being involved, the war in Vietnam was still lost to the Vietnamese Communists. But Southeast Asia didn't all become Communist and Vietnam is now a friendly country to the US. So the fact that the US fought in Vietnam did not change the final outcome there. But what Johnson was afraid of did not come through. So he was wrong on both counts.