The Cold War of Vietnam | Report

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Assignment 3: America as Superpower-Confrontation in a Nuclear Age (1947-Present) In Assignment 3, we ask you to write about America's international superpower role for the long period since World War II to the present using a Writing Guide provided in Blackboard. Your paper must use a minimum of three sources from the list provided below. Your first step to completing this paper is to pick your topic. Below you will find two lists; one refers to Cold War period (1947-1990) examples of confrontation and one list provides examples of confrontations occurring in the Post-Cold War period (1991-Present). Each example will involve a specific strategic concern and confrontation. Review the examples below and choose one strategic concern and one confrontation from each time period to focus on in your paper. 

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Running Head: Superpower Confrontation of US in Nuclear Age
SUPERPOWER CONFRONTATION OF US IN NUCLEAR AGE
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Superpower Confrontation of US in Nuclear Age
Introduction
In 1954, when the Vietnamese defeated French then the country divided into two parts:
North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The Cold War of Vietnam was fought between the
government of South Vietnam and communist North Vietnam. Communist countries like Peoples
Republic of China and Soviet Union supported North Vietnam whereas South Vietnam was
supported by United State; an anti-communist country. The reason for the War is to prevent the
spread of communism, national fears that would result in a change in the balance of power all
over Asia (Crow et.al, 2019). This paper throws the light on the international superpower role of
the United States since World War II till present date and why did the U.S. enter in the Vietnam
cold war and what is the strategic concern to the War. Domino theory which was involved in
Vietnam cold war policy that suggests the communist nation government would easily lead a
communist acquisition in other neighboring countries (Robb & Gill, 2019).
Discussion
The Vietnam cold War can be contemplated as the proxy War held between the
south and North Vietnam. The United State and the Soviet Union do not directly go into the War;
instead, they supported each side in the War. But this Vietnam War created tension between the
United States and the Soviet Union between 1945 and 1991 (Del Pero & Romero, 2018). The
United States supported the Vietnam War, and the domino theory was established to prevent the
spread of communism. The basic principle was that the expansion of communism would be
spread throughout Asia if French Indo-china fell into the communist revolution (Robb & Gill,
2019). President John F. Kennedy persuaded that communist China was supporting North
Vietnam. So he approved the U.S Military campaign in South Vietnam to help the nationalist
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