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A number of reasons:

- Domino Theory

- Stop spread of communism

- USA thought Ho Chi Minh wanted to spread communism

- Help France

- USA believed Vietnam were taking orders from USSR (Stalin)

- Truman Doctrine

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Part of the cold war; stopping communist expansion.

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How did the us involve there selves in Vietnam?


How did it influence the US decision to involve themselves in the Vietnam war?

When you're drafted, no decision is involved.

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The US never invaded Vietnam.

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South Vietnam was considered an ally of the US.

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US Military personnel were in Vietnam from 1955 thru 1975.

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The US was concerned about the development of Communism in Vietnam

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We were at war with Vietnam because they disagreed with us about something.

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The fear of being invaded was not a justification for the increase in US involvement in Vietnam. The US withdrew from Vietnam in 1975.

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Communism. If North Vietnam hadn't been a communist nation, the US would have stayed out of it. It would have been none of Uncle Sam's business. Nations around the world have always and will always have their own problems, and other than some "National Security" reasons which would usually involve "covert operations" on the part of the US (like Central and South America were heavily used for during the cold war days) the US stays out of them (officially).