President Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Caitlin Nguyen February 10, 2015 Block - 8 Cause-and-Effect Essay Thunderous clamor erupted between a domineering, communistic state and a placid, democratic country. Infatuated with the idea of dominance, North Vietnam was determined to apprehend a vulnerable South Vietnam. Frightened by how bona fide the "domino theory" proposed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower was, the United States intervened in 1965 to assist the forlorn county. Together, they toiled diligently to contain the spread of communism through eight brutal years against the well-equipped Viet Cong. Feeble and flooded with casualty rates at approximately 58,000 American soldiers, the US resorted to the Paris Peace Accords with North Vietnam. As a part of the settlement, US troops were obligated to withdraw from the war, leaving South Vietnam depleted of their resources when it came to fending for themselves. Two years without support and stability passed, resulting in a calamitous, predictable end. On April 30, 1975, Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam raised its white flag and untied the country into one communistic state. As a result, many citizens fled to seek a haven in other nations to avert a petrifying life their infant government has to offer. Of those two million refugees claiming political asylum in a foreign land, the statistic includes eight of my relatives. Although they were forced to adapt to a Pennsylvanian lifestyle, the never lost tough with their beloved roots and…
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