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Old February 4th, 2009, 06:21 AM   #1
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Indo-China and U.S foreign policy


hello,

it would be good if you people could answer my following questions...

1) In 1949 the us state department foreign ministry produced a white paper dealing with the communist take over china. What were the main points by dean acheson in this white paper?

2) What was McCathiyism and how did acheson turn somersaults to appease the followers of Mccarthy ?

3) Explain the term monolithic communism

4) What was NSC 68 and what was its significance as far as us foreign policy in the cold war was concerned?

5) Why did war break out between france and the organisation known as the vietminh (1946-1954)? Explain why the usa became involved in frances attempt to hold on to its indo chinese colonies

6) When was the geneva agreement made and what were its terms. Explain the american view of the geneva agreement.

7) Defince the term domino theory

8) How popular was the south vietnamese government of president diem which both presidents eisenhower and kennedy supported?

thanks
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This looks like homework to me.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #3
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those are the hard questions. i have already done the easier ones but now i dont get further because of these difficult questions.!!
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2. McCarthyism is basically another name for fascism. The government purged a group they blamed for all the problems in America: suspected communists who they claimed were "un-American"

3 The idea there was only one model of communism (Stalinism) and it was irreversible.

5 The Vietminh were freedom fighters seeking independence. France was the colonial power trying to regain control having taken Nam back from the Japs.

6 The geneva conventon is a set of universal rules agreed upon by warring countries that forbids them attacking certain targets (innocent civilians) and giving enemy prisoners certain rights

7 The domino theory was an idea that if communism took hold in Vietnam it would spread throughout Asia, causing the pro-US regimes in the regime to fall.

8 Not very. It was a military dictatorship that alienated themselves from the peasants by forcing them to convert to Christianity and desecrating Buddhist objects
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thanks a lot NICK
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hello,

it would be good if you people could answer my following questions...

1) In 1949 the us state department foreign ministry produced a white paper dealing with the communist take over china. What were the main points by dean acheson in this white paper?

2) What was McCathiyism and how did acheson turn somersaults to appease the followers of Mccarthy ?

3) Explain the term monolithic communism

4) What was NSC 68 and what was its significance as far as us foreign policy in the cold war was concerned?

5) Why did war break out between france and the organisation known as the vietminh (1946-1954)? Explain why the usa became involved in frances attempt to hold on to its indo chinese colonies

6) When was the geneva agreement made and what were its terms. Explain the american view of the geneva agreement.

7) Defince the term domino theory

8) How popular was the south vietnamese government of president diem which both presidents eisenhower and kennedy supported?

thanks

To answer the other questions:

4) NSC 68 was the "blueprint" for the Cold War that called for a military buildup and made the USSR out to be the chief competitor on the world stage. It was significant because it was used for decades after it was written to guide U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War.

5) France was colonial master over Indochina for many years, and had promised the Vietnamese that they would be independent after World War II ended. But when that time rolled around France had changed its mind and the Vietnamese began to resist as part of a war for independence. If I remember correctly France tried to get US assistance for the longest time, but we knew it would be a bad idea. Then, after the battle of Dien Bien Phu where the French made a horrible tactical move and ended up being completely beaten by Ho Chi Mihn's forces, they had to withdraw. With Communism spreading, the U.S. gradually began to involve itself in Vietnam, first with military advisors to the South, and then with direct involvement.

8) President Diem was HUGELY unpopular. He was seen as a dictator and Kennedy indirectly instituted a policy that led to his assassination.
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Isn't it interesting how the contents of entire books can be distilled down into two or three sentences? Those authors just pad their books so they can charge more money for them.
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