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Unformatted text preview: History 218 February 5/6, 2008 Discussion Handout 4 Key Terms (11-13) Evolution of U.S. Policy FDR Truman Eisenhower Europeanist/Asianist Lobbies Poland/Hungary North Korea/South Korea Domino Theory Operation Vulture Nationalism Social Revolution Geneva & Implications Korean War U.S.S.R./China Free Asia Pham Van Dong Peace Offensive Laos & Cambodia Bilateral Ceasefire Final Agreement 17 th Parallel Free Elections Diem’s Early Years Ngo Dinh Diem Republic of Vietnam Binh Xuyen Mike Mansfield John F. Kennedy MAAG ARVN SEATO General Hinh Edward Lansdale Discussion Questions 1. The United States at Geneva: The United States conveyed an ambivalent attitude toward the Geneva Conference, participating in negotiations but refusing even oral consent to the multilateral Final Agreement. How can we understand this ambivalence? Why was the United States so hesitant to formally recognize or orally consent to the Final Agreement? Alternatively, given the unwillingness to ratify any peace agreement or extend formal recognition to several of the major...
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