Summary of The USA and Containment in Asia

Case study 1: Korea

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Case study 2: Japan

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Was containment a success in Japan?

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Case study 3: Taiwan

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Was containment a success in Taiwan?

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Case study 4: An in-depth study of the USA and containment in Vietnam

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How did the United States become involved?

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How did President Kennedy widen the conflict?

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Why did President Johnson continue the Vietnam War? Was it Johnson's war?

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The Great Society and the 'credibility gap'

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The Tet Offensive

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Did President Nixon achieve 'peace with honour'?

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The Paris Peace Talks

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Was Vietnam a failure of the American policy of containment? Historians' views

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Conclusions on the U.S. policy of containment in Asia

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