Communism : An Intriguing Theory

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Communism could be an intriguing theory, especially to a poor developing country. A society where not one person is superior to another, where everyone shares products of their labor, and where the government provides for their people by providing employment and medical care for all. However, the political leaders are always better than the people and there is no way of improvement and growth economically, politically and socially. After WWII and the success of the USSR conquering Nazi Germany with communism, the idea of communist governments began to flourish. The Vietnam War, also known as the second Indochina War, was a conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam’s government and its ally, the United States. The main conflict was the desire of North Vietnam, who had defeated the French colonial administration of Vietnam in 1954, to unite the country under one communist nation which modeled China’s government. The South Vietnamese government however, fought to maintain a capitalist society. On the American side, the nation feared of a the continuation of the Domino Theory, which essentially meant that the fall of one country in a region to communism would cause the neighboring states to tumble like dominoes into communism. In order to prevent Vietnam from being the next domino to collapse after China, the United States decided to support South Vietnam while China and the Soviet Union supported the North with political direction
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