Was the Vietnam War a success for containment?
Depends on how you chose to define the word "success".
Cold war; communist containment.
Containment didnt really start in Vietnam. it started before that..Cold War. But the U.S. went for containment so that the dominoe theory wouldnt happen (other Asian countries becoming communist). Vietnam was like the mountain to die on.
Communist containment; part of the cold war.
The containment of communism.
For North Vietnam it was.
The Korean War and Vietnam War are some of their reactions.
United States and South Vietnam
Communist containment; cold war.
Communist containment; cold war.
Containment. VN & Korea were containment.
Soviet (Communist) containment.
It was a success what they were in the war for was to fulfill their containment policy. it said that they could keep communism but they weren't going to allow it to spread.
Part of the cold war; Soviet (Communist) containment.
Containment was a United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad. The U.S. entered the Korean War to defend South Korea from a communist invasion and The U.S. adhered closely to containment during the Vietnam War also
The Korean & Vietnam Wars were fought to contain communism. We contained them in Korea; but they won the Vietnam War. Cold War Score: 1 and 1
The Vietnam War, as the Korean War before it, demonstrated that the US would use FORCE to contain communism. The result of Vietnam also showed, that sometimes the US might fail in that policy.
Hawks were the pro war and they arguements included the domino theory and containment of communism.
For the former North Vietnam it was.
Which containment does Vietnam come from
Both were aimed at containment of communist expansion.
In a sense, yes, because the root mission of the Vietnam War was to stop the spread of Communism in Asia - or to Contain it to prevent encroachment into other countries.
This "policy of containment" can be construed to mean more than one subject.. For example it can mean the cold war strategy of "containing communism" (prevent it from spreading...the old domino theory) or it can mean "containing the war in one region/location" (keep it from spreading into Laos or Cambodia, and other nations). The Viet war was part of communist containment in that the preservation of the Republic of South Vietnam was preventing communism from… Read More
Considering containment and the Truman doctrine do you think the Korean war was a success or a failuer?
eh, it was a bit of both.But it had some early success, but later on it became useless
That was the whole point. The US was trying to prevent Communist expansion.
To contain communism. The Korean & Vietnam Wars were part of that containment policy.
The North Vietnamese regard it as a war of liberation. The Americans saw it as a war against Communism. For them is was mostly a defensive and ´containment´ war, trying to keep the North Vietnamese from conquering South Vietnam.
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.
The Korean conflict and Vietnam War were both conflicts fought as an effort to contain the spread of communism in Asia. The Korean Conflict, while a stalemate, prevented communism from spreading to South Korea, and was viewed as a success for the policy of containment. This also set a precedent for the future Vietnam War, by using military force in an attempt to once again contain communism. Unlike Korea, Vietnam failed to even produce a… Read More
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… Read More
The vietnamese fighters were not fighting a traditional war.
The containment policy was that the US would fight against any attempt by existing communist countries to take over other countries and add them to the Soviet bloc. This was the reason for the Korean War (in which the North Korean effort to take over South Korea was successfully prevented) and the Vietnam War (in which the North Vietnamese effort to take over South Vietnam succeeded despite US efforts at containment).
U.S involvement in the Vietnam War was called a quagmire because the Vietnam War became worse for the U.S as they went further into the war. The U.S and its ally South Vietnam were unable to defeat North Vietnam and its Vietcong allies. The U.S was unable to effectively remove troops from Vietnam without feeling like they lost the fight against containment of Communism. Public opinion shifted from support of the war to antiwar sentiment.
Which society? American, Vietnamese, French, Chinese, Russian, Western European? And position on what? The war, the hippie/peace movement, communism, containment, civil war?
Perhaps one of the most policies of the United States to illustrate containment was the Vietnam War that began if full force by US President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960's. The war finally ended with US President Richard M. Nixon in 1972. There the US perceived an expansion of communism in southeast Asia. Vietnam was once a colonial procession of France. The French left Vietnam as a divided country, North Vietnam, a communist country… Read More
Australia was the partner of the US; when we went in, so did they. When we left, they left. Our success, mirrored their success.
If you were a Vietnamese nationalist, it would be regarded as a success. If you were pro-South Vietnam, it would be regarded as a failure.
That is what it was all about, the domino theory that believed that all of Asia would become communist.
The point of the Containment Policy was for the United States during the Cold War to keep Communism from spreading. Also if they failed then the domino effect would occur and eventually, more and more countries would fall to Communism. This is the reason the USA fought in the Vietnam War and the Korean War.
Body count became the measure of success in a war of attrition.
The Cold War consisted of containing the communist countries where they already were. No further expansion. The Communists tried expanding south of Korea's 38th Parallel in 1950-1953 (Korean War); they failed. The Communists tried expanding into Central America & South America (Che Guevara, one of Castro's Lieutenants), they failed (US Special Forces-Green Berets). The Communists tried expanding south of Vietnam's 17th Parallel from 1955 through 1975 (Vietnam War); they succeeded. During the Vietnam War, there… Read More
We had been in Vietnam since Eisenhower and JFK had sent in advisors. The government policy was the containment of communism and Vietnam was part of that policy because it feared the the Chinese communist were spreading through Southeast Asia. Johnson was part of the containment thinking and when the Gulf of Tonkin incident happened it drew the US more directly into the war and he began to draft more and more men. Nixon expanded… Read More
Vietnam was a domino in domino theory if communist expansion
Containing it=Keeping it from spreading. Example 1: Keeping Communist North Vietnam from conquering South Vietnam; which failed (South Vietnam was consumed by communist North Vietnam). Example 2: Keeping Communist North Korea from conquering South Korea; which succeeded (South Korea was preserved).