The Domino Theory

Events

Russia

1917

Russia adopts the Communist ideology in the Russian Revolution, overthrowing the Tsarists autocracy.

Poland, Romania

1947

Poland and Romania form a Communist government

East Germany, Hungary, North Korea, Czechoslovakia

1948

East Germany, Hungary, North Korea and Czechoslovakia adopted the Communist Ideology.

China

1949

The Chinese Communist Revolution began, led by The Communist party leader, Mao Zedong.

President Dwight Eisenhower

1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected to be the new president of the United States.

The Domino Theory

April 7, 1954

U.S President, Dwight Eisenhower announces at a news conference about the Domino Theory

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

The Vietnam War begins. A war between North and South Vietnam over Communism and Capitalism.

America enters Vietnam war

1968

America sends troops into Vietnam to stop the spread of Communism to the surrounding countries.

America is pulled out of the Vietnam War

1973

Richard Nixon, the new president of America begins is determined to end the Vietnam was, however fails in achieving this, resulting in American troops being removed from Vietnam