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Containment Policy and Domino Theory

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Week 31 Cold War IDs

 

Containment Policy and Domino Theory

 

Domino Theory

 

  • Theory that if one nation falls to Communism, more would follow
  • Introduced by Truman in reference to Greece and Turkey
  • Popularized by Eisenhower
  • Critics of the theory think the United States was merely protecting its interests in Asia
  • Evidenced by China, Cambodia, Vietnam, etc.
  • Contradicted by the inability of Communism to take hold in Thailand, Indonesia, etc.

 

 

Containment Policy

 

  • United States attempt to control the realization of the Domino Theory
  • Created by George F. Kennan and used in the Truman Doctrine
  • Evidenced by U.S. actions in Vietnam and Korea
  • After its failure in Vietnam, it was replaced by detente talks

 

 

"You have a row of dominoes set up, you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is certainty that it will go over very quickly." - President Eisenhower

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