What Was the Domino Theory?: Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam, arrives in Washington in 1957, and is greeted by President Eisenhower

What Was the Domino Theory?: Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam, arrives in Washington in 1957, and is greeted by President Eisenhower

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Find out more about the history of Domino Theory, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

April 7, 1954 – Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference. The domino theory was a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that speculated that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect. The domino theory was used by successive United States administrations during the Cold War to justify the need for American intervention around the world.

April 7, 1954 – Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference. The domino theory was a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that speculated that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect. The domino theory was used by successive United States administrations during the Cold War to justify the need for American intervention around the world.

"United States President Eisenhower first used the term ‘domino theory’" on this day, April 7, 1954 during a news conference. (image courtesy: KHS HSIE @ http://web3.katoomba-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/hsiemoodle/)

"United States President Eisenhower first used the term ‘domino theory’" on this day, April 7, 1954 during a news conference. (image courtesy: KHS HSIE @ http://web3.katoomba-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/hsiemoodle/)

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NSC-68 Cold War | Korea was split at the 38 th parallel because, when they were ...

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