What Was the Domino Theory?: Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam, arrives in Washington in 1957, and is greeted by President Eisenhower

The domino theory motivated democratic nations to fight against communism. It was believed that nations, especially in Asia due to it's proximity to large communist forces such as China and the USSR, would fall to communist control one after the other like dominoes. This spurred the US to partake in aid for the republic of Korea.

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April 7, 1954 – Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference. The domino theory was a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that speculated that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect. The domino theory was used by successive United States administrations during the Cold War to justify the need for American intervention around the world.

"United States President Eisenhower first used the term ‘domino theory’" on this day, April 7, 1954 during a news conference. (image courtesy: KHS HSIE @ http://web3.katoomba-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/hsiemoodle/)

NSC-68 Cold War | Korea was split at the 38 th parallel because, when they were ...

This pin takes a look at separating cultural and ethical relativism. The article talks about the bad reputation cultural relativism have created and how calling someone a relativist is an insult. Nobody wants to believe different from what they believe in is true; therefore we are all struggling with relativism.

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