Indochina Essay Plans.docx - Indochina Essay Plans Account for the nature and development of US policy in Indochina between 1964-1975 Account \u2013 state

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Indochina Essay Plans Account for the nature and development of US policy in Indochina between 1964-1975 Account – state reasons for, report on Indochina – talk about Vietnam AND Cambodia US policy towards Indochina in the period 1964-1970 was characterised by a strong belief in the policy of containment and the Domino Theory, resulting in heavy intervention in the South. In face of the deteriorating socio-political situation in South Vietnam, the nature and scale of American efforts in Indochina against the North meant both Vietnam and Cambodia became part of a proxy war through American efforts against the enemy of monolithic international communism. The nature and development of US policy in Indochina was one of escalation under President Johnson, resulting in increased intervention as seen in the Tonkin Resolution, and rising military involvement. This policy, however, significantly shifted with Johnson’s decision to not run for re-election, as incoming President Nixon’s new policy of

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