The history of Korea and Vietnam
By: Conner Moniri
Foreign Control (before and after WW11)
Influence of Communism
The U.S. were currently in the cold war with the Soviet Union. This was a war with communism, so when the Soviet Union attempted to spread communism in Vietnam, we tried to stop them. The domino theory was the thought that if one country fell into communism, other countries around them would also fall into communism. The containment policy was the reason we got into the war. The containment policy was the act of trying to stop the domino theory from happening. We would try to stop communism from spreading. The U.S. would go at great lengths to keep other countries from becoming communism, which is why they went to war in Vietnam. After World War 2, Korea was split between the soviet union and the U.S. With the soviet union being communist, they tried to spread communism into south Korea. This caused us to go war with North Korea and the Soviet Union.