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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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Heinrich's Domino Theory

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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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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a fervent believer in containing communism. In his first speech on becoming president, Kennedy made it clear that he would continue the policy of the former President, Dwight Eisenhower, and support the government of Diem in South Vietnam. Kennedy also made it plain that he supported the ‘Domino Theory’ and he …

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The US believed in the Domino Theory and thought that if one country fell to communism the surrounding countries would follow suit. The US used this theory to justify the atrocities of Vietnam stating that they were fighting for the survival of democracy. Democracy at what cost? The lost of millions of lives? Including innocent women and babies?

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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