When you have examined Case studies 1 and 2 you should be able to express your own views on this question. You could present your views in a formal piece of writing using the Big Question as an essay title.
This framework will help you to organise and present
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The main issue in this question is the USA's attitude to Communism. America went to war in Vietnam because it feared Communism spreading - the 'Domino Theory'. However, the Vietnam War showed that the USA could not always achieve its aims. To understand this, we must look in detail at America's aims, and why US policies did not work.
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in Vietnam in the 1960s, it seemed that American aims were clear. The aims
A number of sources show this. For example
|Suggested sources:||US Presidents believed their policies were right. For example|
|Suggested sources:||However, there were critics of US policy in the USA and among its allies. Examples of critics were|
|Suggested sources:||By the late 1960s the attitude of the USA was changing. To begin with, it was clear that US military methods were not working. This is shown by|
|Suggested sources:||There was also evidence that the war was dividing American society and was unpopular with America's allies. Evidence for this is|
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