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Did vietnamization work

Updated: 8/20/2023
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After the 2nd World War the U.S quickly realized that the new world political landscape would be determined by America and it's democratic allies and the Soviet Union and it's communist allies. When China became a communist nation under Mao, the United States began to panic about the status of Southeast Asia with regards to the spread of communism and the "domino affect". For this reason the United States believed it was necessary to begin to send aid to the French to secure Vietnam, and because they had been already involved in Vietnam during WWII, the United States already had it on their agenda. The French lost in their fight to capture Vietnam from communism, however America was able to create a North and South Vietnam where communism and democracy could thrive until an election two years later. (America was hoping that Southern representative Diem would gain popularity over "Uncle Ho" in the 2 years). Diem created massive political uproar and backlash against his oppressive regime, especially from the newly formed and Viet Minh backed Viet Cong. America felt that they were forced to intervene at the point when France had left from the region and Southern representation failed to win the people democratically.

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