The people of the United States wanted to end the Vietnam War and so they began protesting. They began ignoring what the officials wanted and worked towards organizing sit ins to allow freedom of speech whether it was in a work place or a school. The people of the organization (typically a school) would request all participants in the Vietnam War in whatever way they were involved, they had to stop and allow the student to speak their mind and ensure that there would be no behavior that would lead to the Vietnam War developing further. Although the US government had to stay involved, as they did not want North Vietnam to take over South Vietnam through the spread of communism. The previous conflict that the US had with the USSR about the spread of communism was already lost and a great deal of tension for the US.
Vietnam War remains vastly different from other United States military engagements and warfare. Specifically, the Vietnam War marked the first combat deployment of an integrated military. The Vietnam War saw the highest proportion of blacks ever to serve in an American war, which is due to both the discriminatory draft pick and the individuals willingly to join in hope to increase mobility in social status. Furthermore, African Americans were discriminated at home but also within the United States military, it became a war within a war. The Vietnam War coincided with the protests of the Civil Rights Movement and expansion of Black Power.
There was a period of time during WWII, when the Jewish people experienced a mass genocide, which will forever be engraved into history as the Holocaust. Throughout the terrible events that have taken place in the history of mankind, there have always been stories of courageous people, heroes that have fought for what’s right and the Holocaust was no different. Whether people actively or passively resisted it worked, but the most effective was active resistance according to the article “Resistance During The Holocaust” and “Violins Of Hope”. People can best respond to conflict by actively resisting because, you can maintain the freedom to die in your own way and it’s necessary, and to escape. One reason to actively resist was to be able to
While in “Beyond Vietnam” by M.L.K. he is saying why it is not necessary to go to to war. The Vietnam War is what is best for America and for other the nations. The cause of the Vietnam War began with a colonial war between Vietnam and the French. The Vietnamese were trying to free themselves from a French colony.
WAND was founded by Helen Caldicott and focused on women having a say on legislation and more importantly at the time the use of nuclear weapons as well as actions being taken in Vietnam. WAND was such a powerful movement that the association actually still stands to date. However this was not the only role played by woman during Vietnam, many actively took part in the war and not only as nurses or volunteers but also as part of the military. The women who were drafted to go to Vietnam were denied the right to say that it was against their will as they as ‘they had voluntarily signed up to join the military’. The estimated number of women who participated range from 4 000 to 15 000, 90% of these served as nurses.
Vietnam War Protest is one of the most influential social movements in the past 50 years. The protest attributed to the Vietnam War which broke out in 1964 and lasted for ten years, ended with troop withdrawal and the victory of Vietnam’s communist power. The Vietnam War Protest begun among small groups such as some peace activists and gained national attention in 1965. The protest attempted to exert pressure on the US government to withdraw from Vietnam, as well as to reduce the fund spending on military action in Vietnam. Different groups of people involved in the movement.
The idea Pyle implies that they’ll be forced to believe is communism, an idea that Pyle thinks is awful enough to justify American intervention to save the Vietnamese people. Although Pyle’s intentions may be right, the point he fails to address is that the Vietnamese people would not be affected enough by a central government in order to justify intervention. A majority of the Vietnamese people are local farmers working day to day trying to survive and feed their family, the last thing they would want would be a war that could cost possibly millions of lives for a purpose that none of them cared about. In Lessons of Vietnam, when explaining the viewpoint most Vietnamese held, it stated that “Most Vietnamese did not develop a strong sense of participation in the political process”(Lessons 7). When lessons states that most Vietnamese didn’t develop a sense of participation in the political process, this can be largely attributed to the fact that a majority of the Vietnamese people were farmers so they had no reason to care about the political process.
Vietnam has more than 100 years of history of resistance to the foreign ruling. Constantly fighting both the imperial and colonial powers before they met the Americans. Vietnam has been a French Colony from the 1880s but the French lost its position of Vietnam during the World War II (WWII) and that is when Japan took over the control of Vietnam. After the surrender of Japan in WWII in 1945, a communist leader Ho Chi Minh’s force started they struggle for Vietnam to be an Independent country. The Vietnamese fought for independence and they claimed it in 1954 but their country was divided into 2 as part of Geneva accords.
In the eyes of many folks the U.S. began a pointless war that claimed many innocent lives. Though the goal was to contain communism, the U.S. exerted far too much effort and resources for such a disappointing result. Before the anti-war movement picked up steam, artists would use their music to spread a message, in fact “Some of the first organized activities against the Vietnam War centered on the singing of songs at concerts, in clubs, and on campuses,” (Franklin 204). This trend would only grow as the war progressed and soon enough a full-fledge movement had emerged. One of the earlier protest songs of the era, Tom Paxton’s “Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation” directly targeted both Lyndon B. Johnson as well as the action going on overseas.
The protests intensified as the women became more aggressive and damaged European colonial property. Colonial arms were ordered to put an end to the riot, this lead to the death of a number of women. This was a successful form of resistance as the protests lead to a number of warrant chiefs resigning and also caused the colonial power to withdraw the new tax that was going to be implemented. This movement was remarkable as it included only women that were armed with their anger and grievances, these protests are great examples of anticolonial and feminist movements against colonial