The War Of The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War, it is one of America greatest downfall in history. The Vietnam War took up so many time that five presidents have to deal with the situation: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. All of the Presidents have tried their very best to prevent communism from spreading any further, especially toward South Vietnam. There was so many major and minor events that happen within the war. But there are some questions that should be asked such as, “How did the Vietnam War begin?” or “How well did the U.S. Government and the U.S. Troop handle the situation during the Vietnam War?” Right Now, all of those questions shall be answer. It start off with the United State that showed moderate interest toward Asia until 1941, the…show more content…
American are getting more involve with Vietnam that it began to take shaped from the late 1945 and becoming a lot more active by the Cold War. The U.S. government’s point of view was “that communism must be contained” (Llewellyn). According to the “Domino Theory, com-munism would jump from one nation to others” ( Since Asia have a “poorly con-trolled borders, a weak governments and low capacity for resisting communist infiltration” (Llewellyn), they are more likely to fall under the rule of communism. The U.S. government also believe that it would spread further south of Asia, since communism had already spread from China to Korea. If all south-east Asia fell to communism, it would rule more than one-quarter of the globe. Since the U.S were trying to prevent communism, they would try to support and “backed the return of the French in Vietnam” (Llewellyn). Though, some do not like the idea of returning Vietnam to French due to their hatred toward colonialism and believing that Asian nations should be free to govern themselves. But many would rather take the revival of French colonial-ism than a communist-ruled Vietnam. So America offered support for the French in Vietnam. Until in the late 1945, there was a formal position which was about one of the neutrality, but “by early 1947 the U.S. Government was tacitly supporting France” (Llewellyn). Later that year, President Harry Truman funded French War effort.
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