What was based on the idea that countries on the brink of communism were waiting to fall one after the other?
It was called the Domino Theory. then when one country falls to communism then the rest will soon fall one after another.
If one country falls to communism, the communists will know that they can succeed; and if they see that the US cannot, or will not intervene, then they will know that they might succeed with another country...and then another one, and so forth. Eisenhower explained the domino theory , in which he likened the countries on the brink of communism to a row of dominoes waiting to fall one after the other. "You have a…
President Kennedy, they charge, unnecessarily brought the crisis to the brink of nuclear war in order to appear tough on communism during mid-term elections. They are also quick to point out that the memoirs of those involved in the crisis are all biased accounts that tend to view the President more positively than objectively.