domino theory

NOUN
  1. the political theory that if one nation comes under communist control then neighboring nations will also come under communist control
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How To Use domino theory In A Sentence

  • The domino theory was revived. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
  • The US was driven by Cold War concerns about the spread of communism, particularly "domino theory" ?the idea that if one Asian nation fell to the leftist ideology, others would quickly follow.
  • The Korean War was supposed to have drawn a line on the sand for the Chinese and Russians, but I am not so sure; ditto, Vietnam was justified by the so-called domino theory but this did not turn out to be the case when the Yanks departed - and look at the cost. Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...
  • One of those errors involved recreating the so-called domino theory -- the idea that the U.S. had to make a stand in Vietnam, or else Indonesia, Thailand, Burma and the rest of Asia, if not the world, would fall to communism. Juan Cole: The Corruption Game: What the Tunisian Revolution and WikiLeaks Tell Us about American Support for Corrupt Dictatorships in the Muslim World
  • The examples are legion: caretaker, steamroller, gag, passing the torch, and domino theory are among them, though whip (abbreviation of the foxhunting term whipper-in) is not metaphorical in the sense often erroneously supposed. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 1
  • The Domino Theory, which Eisenhower put forward in April 1954, is the guidance theory in the Vietnam War that four American governments carried out later.
  • The US was driven by Cold War concerns about the spread of communism, particularly "domino theory" ?the idea that if one Asian nation fell to the leftist ideology, others would quickly follow.
  • Goldstein explained that Johnson had bumbled into war without understanding the true nature and ambitions of the communist insurgency in Asia and the fallacy of the so-called domino theory. THE PROMISE
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