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What role did communism play in the Vietnam War?


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2007-11-17 15:57:28
2007-11-17 15:57:28

It was the percieved threat of a Communist takeover of South Vietnam that prompted Eisenhower and Kennedy to introduce advisers into the conflict.

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Absolutely. The war was entirely based upon the principle of containing communism.

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The US was at war with North Vietnam (informally-not with documents signed/declaration of war).

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Well, it was part of the Cold War, and the rise/downfall of Communism.

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North and South Vietnam were in a conflict over the type of government they wanted. North Vietnam wanted communism and South Vietnam wanted Capitalism. If North Vietnam won then the outbreak of communism would be a greater risk. The United States decided to intervein, thus started the cold war. _______________________________________________________________________ Excuse me, but I think that you're talking about the Vietnam War. The Cold War was never fought with weapons, it was a war of ideas between the communists (aka Soviet Union) and non-communists (aka almost everyone else who wanted to get involved).


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