The revival of the Domino Theory under Brexit

Budd, Leslie (2021) The revival of the Domino Theory under Brexit. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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At the time of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, the justification for expanding the conflict into neighbouring Cambodia and Laos rested on the belief in and application of the Domino Theory. This was a geo-political theory that came to prominence in the United States and was subscribed to in many quarters until the 1980s. The Domino Theory was used by successive United States administrations during the Cold War to justify the need for American intervention around the world. The theory was summarised in a speech by former US President,, Dwight Eisenhower at a press conference in 1954 regarding the political situation concerning the spread of Communism in Indo-China.

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28 May 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2022 16:39
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 16:39
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12842

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