There are many reasons why the Americans became increasingly involved in Vietnam War. A main one being the French. They had influenced Indo-China since before World War II. Japan, in WWII, tried to get hold of Indo-China so they fought the French for it. At the beginning of the battle, it was the Frech and Vietminh vs Japan. Japan were on their way to victory so France decided they had no chance of winning and decided to think about surrendering. Japan, being communist, were trying to make Indo-China communist and due to the American theory of the Domino theory, they decided to back up France.
Another main reason linking into the answer above was the American attitudes to communism, they would do anything to stop communism spreading. Examples of this are, the Truman Doctrine, Marshall Aid and also the Domino theory was an insentive to stop communism spreading.
As part of the COLD WAR, it was a fight against the spread of communism.
It was almost unnoticed when it began, became increasingly unpopular, and the longer it lasted, the more devisive it became.
After WW2 France reoccupied Vietnam which had been largely liberated from Japanese rule by the Viet Minh, led by Ho Chi Minh. After the defeat of the French in 1954 the U.S. became increasingly interested in Vietnam and, in the longer term, involved.
The US became involved in the Vietnam War in an attempt to stop the spread of Communism. The US worried that if South Vietnam fell, it would create a domino effect. The war lasted from 1955 to 1975.
to stop the sprend of communism
The United States did get involved in the Vietnam war because of communism in Vietnam.
U.S public opinion on the Vietnam war became increasingly negative
Nato was not involved in the Vietnam War.
The major countries involved in the Vietnam War include Japan, France, Vietnam, and the US.
The UK was not involved in the Vietnam war - it was the USA!
The United Kingdom (including England) was not at all involved in the Vietnam war
France was the primary European nation involved with Indo-China prior to the US's entry into Vietnam.
NATO was not involved in the Vietnam War.
Historians generally agree, that 1961 was the year in which the US became militarily involved in Vietnam. History may require a re-visit in this instance.
The US was involved in Vietnam War in the 1960's to help fight for freedom.
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The French war came first (1946-1954).
Vietnam was part of the cold war.
The war started in 1959, the U.S. became involved in the 60's and sent in troops in 1965. The war ended in April 1975
No US president fought in the Vietnam War. Eisenhower and Kennedy were the president when the US first became involved. Johnson and Nixon were the president when the serious fighting took place.
The two countries have borders with Vietnam, and were a way to move men and materiel from North Vietnam to South Vietnam avoiding the narrow coastal region.
After the war, N. and S. Vietnam became one unified communist country, Vietnam.
President Eisenhower dispatched US military detachments there in 1954 and 1955.
Vietnam was part of the cold war. A war against communism.