What is the Domino Theory?
The domino theory refers to any chain of events set off by a
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.