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The domino affect was the impetus behind many United States decisions. The countries fear in the spread of communism cause the U.S. to make a lot of rash and maybe incorrect choices.

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from About.com Education

The Domino Theory of Spreading Communism

What Was the Domino Theory?: Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam, arrives in Washington in 1957, and is greeted by President Eisenhower

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Soviet patriotic poster. This image is so simple, and yet so powerful.

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April 7, 1954 – Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference. An illustration of the domino theory as it had been predicted in Asia

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from Etsy

Lenin, Soviet union, Propaganda, Soviet posters, 356

"Learn to defend the motherland". (M. Marise-Krasnokutskaya), 1947.

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Vietnam War Photos 1966 1967 | ... ://veitnamvets.yuku.com/topic/718/Photos-of-the-vietnam-War?page=73

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Foam domi-"notes"- would be fun with 2-4 different teams. each side must match the # of beats. tally beats at end to find out 2nd and 3rd places....

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Due to the American fear of the domino theory, means of communism finding its way to American society, America began to aid South Vietnam. South Vietnam was an advocate of Anti-Communism, which attracted US citizens. Anything against communists, in American eyes, was worth aiding in any form.

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The end of the Cold War, ending decades of heightened tension between the US and USSR -JMN

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