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Unformatted text preview: The U.S. Involvement in Southeast Asia Southeast Jamie Jordan HIS/135 February 20, 2011 Keri Cross How the U.S. became involved How U.S. became involved in Southeast Asian politics because of the Atlantic Charter Concept was for the postwar reestablishment of self government Reestablishment process was called self determination Russia and China hadn't signed on to the Atlantic Charter Russia and China were practicing colonialism Result Communist control in Southeast Asia was increasing U.S. became Heavily Involved in Southeast Asia Southeast Supporting and aiding the French in an effort to stop the spread of Communism Providing financial, military, and moral support for different nations in the region The price of peace had become a compromise Could not oppose the compromise between communist and anti­ communist The new anti­communist nationalist alternative “Ngo Dinh Diem” The Domino Effect The The U.S. was apprehensive that the expansion of Communism Unless it was stopped the U.S. feared Communism would spread until it took over the Philippines Then into the U.S. through California U.S. declared it would defend the self determination rights of countries Korean Conflict Korean Korean conflict began as a one country battle when North Korea invaded South Korea It grew to involve the world Was never officially declared a war Was a United Nations Project U.S. supplied 90 per cent of the United Nations troops North Korea remained Communist, while South Korea remained democratic Conflicts in Southeast Asia Conflicts Vietnamese noble’s petitioned Diem’s government Edward Landsdale was sent to Viet Nam to make an over all study of the situation Was near total collapse Diem’s policies and the advisors were on the verge of losing the country (Edward Landsdale) Further Escalation Further U.S. became more embedded in Southeast Asian politics U.S. supplied France economic and military aide in their war against Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam France lost the war Laos and Cambodia were declared independent Viet Nam was divided into two countries North and South North Viet Nam was communist South Viet Nam was democratic Diem Overthrown Diem Ngo Dinh Diem was assassinated U.S. now thought only way to stop spread of communism was to show power to South Viet Nam U.S. continued to supply and train their Army of the Republic of Viet Nam U.S. warships were attacked President Johnson ordered an immediate retaliation Viet Nam Viet North Viet Nam made war on South Viet Nam America fights an unclear war for the purpose of preserving freedom U.S. involvement in Viet Nam was based on keeping Southeast Asia from falling to communists U.S. committed itself to a search and destroy military engagement U.S. was now fully entrenched in Southeast Asian Politics References References Buzzle.com (2010) Facts of Vietnam War www.buzzle.com/articles/facts­of­the­vietnam­war.html Davidson, J. (2006) Nation of Nations 4th ed, Vol 2 New York, NY McGraw­Hill History Learning Site (2009) Vietnam www.historylearningsite.co.uk/vietnam.htm Korean War (2007 December) Korean War www.warchat.org/picture/korean_war_map.jpg Lyons, J (2004) Cold War and Anti­Communism Encyclopedia of Chicago www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/310.html Magellan Giographix (1993) Map of French Indochina http://.vi.uh.edu/pages/buzzmzt/ficmap.htm ...
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