Examples Of Domino Theory

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Research by: team one Team secretariat: Mostafa Sabry Subject of research: the domino theory Introduction: “You had a row of dominoes set up, and you knocked over the first one, and what would happen to the last one was the certainty that it would go over very quickly. So you could have a beginning of a disintegration that would have the most profound influences.” -Eisenhower- The domino theory was very clearly professed by the administration of the United States throughout the period from 1950s to the 1980s. It claims that if a country fell under communism then the whole surrounding region will follow in what would resemble a domino effect. This theory was used by the United States to justify its intervention in other…show more content…
It derives from America’s national tradition of democratic republicanism, a source of patriotism and national pride. The ideal of democratic republicanism is to take a national body of citizens and unite them under a government selected according to the consent of the governed. However, communism claims that the body of the nation cannot be united as social class never goes away which opposes Number 10 of the Federalist Papers which uses union as a safeguard against domestic faction and is viewed as a condemnation of class-based political organizing as well. Americans in the late 19th century believed that, if communists were anti-American then they must be against democracy and republicanism as…show more content…
Korean War (1950 - 1953) On June 25, 1950, North Korean forces attacked the South Korean army , and quickly headed toward the capital city of Seoul, The United States responded by pushing a resolution through the U.N’s Security Council calling for military assistance to South Korea. (Russia was not present to veto the action as it was in conflict with the Security Council at the time.) With this resolution, President Harry S. Truman quickly sent U.S. land, air, and sea forces to Korea to maintaining South Korea from communist invasion. The war had reached critical point when the massive intervention of communist Chinese forces in late 1950 around 180,000 troops they made counter-attacked and drove the allies south, helping the north Korea forces to maintain the communist system in Korea. The fight ended in negotiation but the war did not leaving the Korean War the first “hot war” in the Cold

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