Effects Of The Truman Doctrine

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Register to read the introduction… Rather, the events that had lead up to the proceedings of the situation in Vietnam began on March 12, 1947 with the creation of the Truman …show more content…
The threat of communism had been rather high. The fear that life in the US might never be the same hit the hearts of many Americans. No American was prepared to give up their rights that had been fought for so hard in not one, but two devastating World Wars. In fact, no American was prepared to let anything or anyone between him and the American-Lifestyle. The average Joe had wanted to live a carefree life, in which he was protected. After the completion of the Korean War (1950-1953), President Eisenhower was quite concerned with communistic influences throughout the world. In fact, Eisenhower was reasonably apprehensive about communistic rule within Indochina particularly. On April 7, 1954, Eisenhower presented his views and thoughts on communism within Indochina to the people of the United States of America. What Eisenhower had theorized had been what is known today as the Domino Theory. Eisenhower believed that if one region in Indochina fell under communistic rule, the others would be pressed to do so as well. In turn, this would cause a tumbling effect, which would cause all the countries in Indochina to fall under a communistic regime. This so called Domino Theory would be the driving force throughout the Vietnam …show more content…
Many believed that communism should be avoided at any cost, even if it meant war. However, Eisenhower knew what war was and what war brought. Eisenhower once said, Á─°Á─╕.I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.Á─² With thus in mind, Eisenhower knew what lied ahead if he was to follow through with force. Therefore, he chose to take a less hostile perspective. In addition, Eisenhower finished off his presidency with little instigation. The same could not be said for John F.

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