Topic: Redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization.
2) What were the main aims of the foreign policy of the United States? What was the reason for the military intervention of the United States in Vietnam? What were its consequences?(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to discuss the principle objective of the foreign policy of USA which has guided it’s world view. Thereafter, the reasons why US intervened in Vietnam and the impact of it.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Mention that the events in the question happened during cold war and it was a period when two superpowers were playing the game of one-upmanship.
Body – discuss the key contents of the foreign policy of USA in 20th century and post 2nd world war which guided it’s outlook – can look at Woodrow wilson’s 14 point agenda. Thereafter, mention the reason that led to USA’s involvement in Vietnam – Domino theory. Finally, discuss the impact that Vietnam war had on USA and the world.
Conclusion – Mention that USA believed that it had to play the role of global policeman which is being challenged with the emergence of multiple superpowers today.