Why would the US get involved?

  • Created by: Fiona S
  • Created on: 10-06-15 00:39


  • Because the french and been driven out
  • To stop the communists
  • To stop further communist successors (domino theory)
  • Initially to support the Diem government
  • Then to oppose the Diem government
  • The Gulf of Tonkin incident

US did not particularly like Diem (gets power mad - always uses army to crush opponents)

Buddhist protest reahed fever putch when Thich Quang Duc burned himself to death in opposition to


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