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Why did the US support the french war effort in Vietnam?


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Answered 2009-04-23 00:50:08

Because this was during the cold war. After the communist takeover in China by Mao Zedong, the US was convinced that this may happen again in Vietnam. To avoid this, they supported the French to stop communism in Vietnam to happen.

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