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What is the Domino Theory?

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2014-07-24 21:09:20

The domino theory refers to any chain of events set off by a

single event.

The Domino Theory is simple. One country falls to a foreign

influence, in turn the country next to it falls, and then that one

causes another country to fall etc. until all the countries in the

area have fallen.

The example contributed above is the classic given for the

Domino Theory. If you're wondering why it was related to the Cold

War, it was because the Soviet Union used this technique to get all

the countries in Europe to be communist, and they were successful

because no one would decline them because they were a world super

power and they knew they would be attacked if they did decline.


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