Vietnam War

Vietnam War and causes of Cold War.

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Key Events
1947 Containment doctrine begins to influence U.S. foreign policy 1948 USSR blockades Berlin; United States responds with Berlin airlift 1949 USSR conducts first successful atomic bomb test China falls to Communist rebels under Mao Zedong 1954 Eisenh
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Key People
George F. Kennan - U.S. State Department analyst who developed influential policy of containment in 1947 Harry S Truman - 33rd U.S. president; adopted containment as a major part of U.S. foreign policy Dwight D. Eisenhower - 34th U.S. president; m
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Origins of the Cold War
U.S. involvement in Vietnam occurred within and because of the larger context of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Immediately after World War II, tensions between the United States and USSR escalated, as Soviet forces occu
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Containment
In 1947, U.S. State Department analyst George F. Kennan argued that the USSR was not likely to make any rash moves and that the United States could keep Communism from spreading simply by deterring Soviet expansion at critical points, mostly in Europ
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Escalation and Paranoia
Three major events in 1948 and 1949 brought the American fear of Communism to a fever pitch. First, the USSR, which controlled East Germany, attempted to drive U.S., British, and French forces out of West Berlin by cutting off all outside access to t
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NSC-68
In this environment of alarm, national security advisors of U.S. president Harry S Truman wrote an influential memo called NSC-68 , which advocated a tremendous increase in military spending to finance a massive military buildup, hoping to deter Sovi
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The Domino Theory
After the fall of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, Truman’s successor, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, gave a speech that would soon become famous and important as an outline of U.S. Cold War policy. In the speech, Eisenhower drew on Kennan’s previously articu
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George F. Kennan - U.S. State Department analyst who developed influential policy of containment in 1947 Harry S Truman - 33rd U.S. president; adopted containment as a major part of U.S. foreign policy Dwight D. Eisenhower - 34th U.S. president; m

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U.S. involvement in Vietnam occurred within and because of the larger context of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Immediately after World War II, tensions between the United States and USSR escalated, as Soviet forces occu

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In 1947, U.S. State Department analyst George F. Kennan argued that the USSR was not likely to make any rash moves and that the United States could keep Communism from spreading simply by deterring Soviet expansion at critical points, mostly in Europ

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Three major events in 1948 and 1949 brought the American fear of Communism to a fever pitch. First, the USSR, which controlled East Germany, attempted to drive U.S., British, and French forces out of West Berlin by cutting off all outside access to t

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