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International Aspects of the Vietnam War

  • Alastair Parker
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Part of the Problems in Focus: Manchester book series (PIFM)

Abstract

In 1954 America succeeded France as the opponent of the Viet Minh and the People’s Revolutionary Government. In that year, however, President Eisenhower hesitantly rejected immediate war; thereafter his administration and, more clearly, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations slid slowly into war, intermittently adding one extra effort after another to secure victory over Hanoi and to keep South Vietnam in the ‘free world’.1

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