- Dec 2011
No, if anything it encouraged them, hence proving the domino theoryThe Sino-Soviet split happened before the escalation in Vietnam. The Communists didn't form one solid block. Getting rapprochement with China in the early 60s instead of escalating in Vietnam would have made more sense. Kissinger in Diplomacy, for example, admits that Americans viewed the Communist world too much like a solid block and that was a big mistake.
How do you fit this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian–Vietnamese_War into the domino theory?
Vietnam won a war against the US. I don't see how that functioned as a deterrent. Do you have any example of Communists deciding not to start a revolution/civil war because of that?