The Vietnam War is a war that America is not ready to forget and maybe the longest war in the US history. With a death toll of more than 50000 Americans and over 2 million Vietnamese, the Vietnam War was considered a failure by default. Many still wonder how President Lyndon Johnson could have undertaken such a bias decision in terms of this war. Surprisingly, according to Janis L. (n.d.), this was the fruit of groupthink that created the escalation of this war. Today we are going to narrate more about the groupthink effect that caused this war and how it could have been tackled otherwise.
Ever-increasing tensions and hostilities arising from ideological differences, military envy, and economic pressures culminated in some of the most ferocious violence history has ever witnessed. From the Napoleonic, Balkan, and Boer wars right up to the Franco-Russian, and Russo-Japanese conflicts, the boastful displays of power by the world’s most powerful states only emphasised just how much importance was placed upon the military elites of the world’s greater powers. It is widely believed that this accumulation of conflicts, hostilities, and political strife were significant factors in the emergence of the first world war, yet these are only a handful of the causes of the ‘great war’. Eugenia Nomikos and Robert C. North argue in their book on the outbreak of World War 1 “A major difficulty in trying to understand the escalation of July and early August 1914, is the consideration that the crisis and the events that immediately produced it were in part the culmination of a long chain of occurrences and relationships dating back for years and even decades,” also they state “the events of the crisis are likely to constitute only the peaking of a vast structure of past interactions, conflicts, and outbreaks of violence which set the stage or define the parameters of the
The problem he envisioned was that eliminating them from the political scene was a threat to democratic principles, a cure worse than the disease. Today, we still find significant concerns for how vast and powerful interest groups and their associated PACs have become over the past few decades, and their far reaching ability they have to affect even the highest court in the
When we raise money up to the point of idolatry and convince ourselves that it is the key to happiness we can always find a way to justify the worst of actions. Most of the wealthiest people in our society have probably had to do some questionable deeds to stay wealthy. Our society seems to view this as a necessary evil to rise to the top, but that is justified in the end. President Trump has been continually praised for his dealmaking and financial success, while his questionable morals have been repeatedly justified as a result. This is just one example of how success has come to be defined by how much money you make, no matter how you made
Although the American Civil War is normally seen as something that threatened to tear our great country apart, their are many great inventions and innovations that resulted from this time. Some of these advancements include railroads, the telegraph, long-range weapons, and the ancestor of all machine guns, the gatling gun. Many of these inventions went on to play a huge role in how the civil war played out. While others, such as the cotton gin, had minimal effect on the war, but a direct effect on both the men in service, and the people back home. Early war technology was seen as very dull, and ineffective.
Mack (1975) in World Politics, entitled "Why Big Nations Lose Small Wars." Here the "asymmetrical" is simply defined as a significant strength of the gap between the conflicting parties in the conflict. "Strength" is widely equated here with the strength of the material, such as the number of soldiers is great, sophisticated weaponry, a developed economy, and so on. Although the concept was ignored at the time, the analysis of the Mack apparently fishing a renewed interest since the end of the cold war in the 1990s. In 2004, the U.S. military began to seriously reconsider the problem-a problem associated with asymmetric warfare.
This quote enforces that one day Macbeth will have the throne, have massive power, and have control over all the land in Scottland. In modern time people would not know how to respond to something that complex into their future. They would be excited yet terrified that something that massive would be getting handed down to them. The readers can learn that all power that you think you are going to undertake might disappear in the blink of an eye because someone else wants it more than you, so they are willing to do whatever it takes to do to get rid of you, and claim that power for
Ambition is usually what can help a society and is a pressure that facilitates pressure on societies ahead. When the energy of a nation falls into the hands of a single man or woman, ambition takes much dazzling and unpleasant paperwork. It can be each, the making and destruction of that man or woman, however, no matter the “net effect”, ambition could have deep political, socio-economic, and cultural roots. There is more than one dictator that was taken by ambition and it driven them into a pricey, lengthy, battle to achieve, keep strength, and to continue maintaining power no matter what they have to do. Some examples of dictators are Napoleon Bonaparte, Idi Amin, Julius Caesar and of course Macbeth.
In the panoramic picture of the 20th century, it is difficult to opine a certain factor as the most significant. The true interpretation of the word ‘’significance’’ lies in ‘’meaningfulness’’ , which is far beyond the extent of proportion or popularity. Different people have myriad perceptions of the greatest influence, the sheerest savagery or the brightest scene in a panorama fraught with bloody wars and high mortality rate but also depicts the density of scientific breakthroughs. However, as a global citizen, I believe those events have its root in the human rights problems. Mankind discriminate other human races, whereby our previous generations declare war against each other.
Ever since the beginning of time, nations have risen to become glorious empires and then are reduced back to their humble state. These countries have had the pride of dominating and influencing many varied civilizations yet their pride soon was reduced to woe as they lost hold on their supremacy. Yet between these prominent nations ' peak of power and their tragic downfalls, therein lies several reasons for their inevitable collapse. And considering that history tends to repeat itself in many forms, these distressing reasons for ruin can be found throughout two of the greatest empires in history, Persia and Rome. Although there are certainly major differences between the Roman and the Persian empires, their declines are both results of weak and corrupt rulers, issues dealing with the economy, loss of scientific advancements, and military complications.
There were many controversial topics throughout the world during the 20th century such as WWI, WWII, the Civil Rights movement, women’s rights, and the Vietnam War. Although this was a difficult time for most people (especially since the stock market crashed in 1929) there were a few influential people (Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks) that stood out from the rest in leading the fight for equality. What caused the uproar in the east that eventually lead to the beginning of “The Great War”? One of the reasons that so much of Europe was engulfed by the war is because of all the treaties that were in place. Austria-Hungary had a treaty with Germany.
The Cold War was an event that directly impacted and influenced many aspects of American society during most of the second half of the 20th century. It mainly intensified due to the antagonistic values of the feuding America and Soviet Union who were each representative of opposing principles. Because they were the two remaining superpowers to emerge from the conflict of WWII the contention between democracy and capitalism soon became a global conflict. The Cold War was unlike any other in the sense that it was as much of a propagandists war as one that included direct military engagement. Although the Korean and Vietnam Wars were important examples of military intervention by the Americans in the name of containing communism these wars did
Media, and its inherent manipulation, is the face of today’s propaganda. Instead of radio broadcasts, there are wartime journalists that travel to places like Syria and Iraq to document war. In a sense, there is more honesty in journalism, but media still controls and manipulates people’s opinions, and is therefore just another iteration of World War II propaganda. Propaganda has been used throughout centuries and millennia to turn social opinions. It has changed the outcome of battles, wars, and life itself.
There are many takes on what occurred during the October crisis, and many untold stories. Each tale gives a new puzzle to understand what really happened. Prime Minster Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s decsion remains a controversy to this day with many opposing it, and some justifying it was the right thing to do. After a while, the War Measures Act was eventually replaced by the Emergency Act in 1988. Sometimes, it is better to know what one is up against and creating a plan based on it.