Causes of American involvement in Vietnam

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  • Causes of American Involvement in Vietnam
    • Containment of China
      • Polar Ideologies between Communism and Capitalism
      • Fell in 1949 - Tipped the Balance of power in the region
    • France was a vote US needed against Russia in NATO
      • Led to QUAGMIRE THEORY
      • Polar Ideologies between Communism and Capitalism
    • Stalemate Theory
      • The idea that  Presidents knew that they could not win the war, but carried on because they didn't want to be the first US President to lose a war
      • Individual Presidents
        • COMMITMENT TRAP
        • Gulf of Tonkin resolution gave Johnson power to act without congressional support (1964)
          • Congressional  and Public support
            • Public support changed around 1967 (My Lai)
            • Public support waivered because of the Media War
      • COMMITMENT TRAP
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    • Preservation of American trade
      • Where ever Communism made gains was a loss for American trade
        • Trade benefits can be seen in Phillipeans - US goods fill markets
    • Congressional  and Public support
      • Public support changed around 1967 (My Lai)
      • Public support waivered because of the Media War
    • Balance of power
      • Fell in 1949 - Tipped the Balance of power in the region
    • Individual Presidents
      • Gulf of Tonkin resolution gave Johnson power to act without congressional support (1964)
      • Advisors
        • Bundy Report 1965
        • Johnson's wise men

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