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Truman Doctrine was part and parcel of containment. Under the Truman Doctrine theU.S. gave Greece and Turkey $400 million in economic function. This was for thepurpose of helping these nations resist Communism or what is referred to as armedminorities by President Truman.5.Zinn makes the argument that it wasn’t just Soviet expansion that worried the US.What does he say was worrying about China, Korea, Indochina, and thePhilippines? The nations had very different ambitions for future. This differences created a climate oficy tension that plunged the countries into bitter rivalry.6.Who was Senator Joseph McCarthy and his role?Senator Joseph McCarthy was a famous anti-communist activist, repub from Wisconsin.During his first 3 years in Senate, had acquired reputation as ineffective legislator. In1950, realized he needed a winning issue to be reelected in 1952. In view for such anissue, he charged that communists were taking over the government.
USA HISTORY11Chapter 18: The Impossible Victory: Vietnam1.Explain how “the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the history of the worldmade a maximum military effort with everything short of atomic bombs, to defeat anationalist revolutionary movement in a tiny, peasant country—and failed.” This can be explained by the fact that when the United States fought in Vietnam, it wasorganized modern technology versus organized human beings, however, the humanbeings won.2.How did the US get involved in the war under Eisenhower and JFK?John Fitzgerald Kennedy was an intense devotee to containing communism. In his firstspeech on getting to be the president, Kennedy made it clear that he would proceed withthe policy of the previous President, Dwight Eisenhower, and support the administrationof Diem in South Vietnam. Kennedy additionally made it plain that he bolstered the'Domino Theory' and he was persuaded that if South Vietnamfell to communism, thenother states in the region would outcome. This Kennedy was not prepared to contemplate(Gaddis, 2015).3.Why was Diem so unpopular with the South Vietnamese? In fact, why did manyclaim that South Vietnam was a creation of the US?Diem was so unpopular because of the experience the French had atDien Bien Phu,which left a huge psychological scar of French foreign policy for several years(Gaddis,2015)..4.What were the My Lai killings?My Lai killings is one of the most horrific incidents of violence against humanity amidthe Vietnam War, a company of American soldiers brutally murdered the civilians of theSouth Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai in March 1968.5.How did the American people mobilize against the war?
USA HISTORY12Many American people believed that just a small increase in US support for Diem wouldensure success in Vietnam. The ‘hawks’ in especially were strong supporters in the‘Domino Theory’ (Gibbons, 2014).