During World War One, there was a battle, which, while not as well known as Gallipoli, which finished only 6 months prior, is certainly just as significant to Australians both past and present. The battle of Fromelles saw thousands of soldiers die in less that one day, and although being regarded as a complete and utter failure, has taught Australians the importance of individuals. It has also taught people that war is not fun and games, the way it is romanticized in film and television, but is truly, indescribably inhumane and murderous. Good or bad, the battle of Fromelles cannot be called anything less than significant. The battle of Fromelles is often regarded as the most severe and overtly pointless battle that Australians fought throughout World War One.
The impact of the war itself was enormous and resulted in a high volume of casualties not only for the Vietnamese, but also Americans. The result of the conflict left over 58,000 American military casualties. The war started with the spread of the communist idea through Southeast Asia. The area was split between the Democratic Republic
With China falling to communism this lead the U.S heavily involved in the region which lead to both Korean and Vietnam Wars, however what would happen if the U.S did not enter both wars. If the U.S didn’t join the Korean War I would feel like the country would be unified instead of being split up into a north and south. I don’t think South Korea would be able to hold off North Korea without the aid of the U.S since during the War it was the U.S who was supplying their troops, and even training them. North Korea would
Also , “First of all, World War II and the Vietnam conflict, both of which were very costly in terms of human life for numerous reasons, were also both wars of conscription, as was the Civil War, the bloodiest conflict in American history in terms of American lives lost” (Source 2). Both sources say that these wars were bad but in Source 1 they say that the wars made the draft look bad while Source 2 wrote that the war did made the draft
Vietnam and the Watergate scandal affected popular trust in the government in immense ways. The Vietnam War was one war that United States had ever lost, and it had proven to be a military, political, and social disaster. By the end of the war 58,000 Americans had been killed, and 3 to 4 million Vietnamese. Vietnam undermined Americans’ confidence in their own institutions and challenged long-standing beliefs about the country and its purpose. However, two decades later former secretary of defense Robert McNamara published a memoir.
I know that the war was extremely tormenting for the soldiers, and when they came back, they weren’t greeted with praise for their efforts, that they were treated as criminal. The people of Australia didn’t know what the soldiers had gone through, the gore, seeing your friends die, the killing and any other dehumanizing acts they had done. It is because of this that the rate of PTSD and compared with other men of that generation, Vietnam Vets have higher rates of psychiatric disorders, heart disease, alcoholism and a higher suicide rate among their families. The war was so different from any others, because of style of it, Guerrilla warfare. The Australian troops had never fought this way before, they were used to on fronts where they could retreat when needed, but in Vietnam they had to be on full alert, even each step they had to be careful, for the Vietnamese had set traps.
War is the medicine for a bad foreign policy and with the side effects of death and mental illness. The united states joined the Vietnam due to the domino theory. The Unites States was trying to contain communism from spreading. The Vietnam war was one of the wars the United States joined that failed to stop the spread of communism. The Vietnam war brought a lot of deaths of American soldiers.
The United States had stumbled into another overseas quagmire—history seemed to be repeating itself when, once again, we were led by a group of men who launched wars without exit strategies and fail to understand the nature of their enemy. The United States got involved in order to stop the spread of communism. The belief was that if Vietnam fell, so then would Cambodia, Laos, etc. Vietnam was the longest war the U.S. had ever been it—15 years. In Vietnam, Americans were told that the U.S. was involved because the
Section A: Plan of Investigation From November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975, the U.S. was caught up in, what is considered one of the most brutal wars the U.S. was ever involved in. 58,000 Americans were killed, wounded, or missing by the end of the war. However, many of the soldiers that came back from the war were addicted to drugs, and continued to stay addicted for years after the war. Many of the drugs that were used marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. This investigation will analyze the effect drugs played on American soldiers during the war and their return into civilian life after the war, by studying a John Hopkins study from 1973.
For Nixon, Vietnam was a two-front war, the battle was in Asia and America. Nixon, “saw himself engaged in a contest with the anti-war movement for the public mind in the United States and the private mind in Hanoi”. Clearly understanding that he would need public support, Nixon astutely identified the “silent majority” of American and gained their support for his policy of Vietnamization to end the Vietnam War. First, Nixon attempted an aggressive assault on North Vietnam with increased bombing raids. Soon it was realized the escalation and warfare would not be successful.
involvement in the Vietnam War. The Tet Offensive was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War. According to the magazine, “on January 30, 1968, by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese against the forces of the South Vietnamese” (Richard). Besides this, on the other side, according from another magazine, “for all practical purposes, entirely in the hands of Saigon, which does not want to resolve them and is unable to do so, since it is unable to soberly assess the situation and the alignment of forces in South Vietnam” (Torelli). It was a campaign of surprise attacks against military and civilian commands and control centers throughout South Vietnam.
The doctrine is generally associated with the preventive war against Iraq, but it has more than one element. Bush’s doctrine led to the foreign policy stance of interventionism because he he states, "From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime,". This doctrine caused the effect of the USA Patriot Act, NSA Domestic Surveillance, and the Department of Homeland Security. Many people were angered because of this because they felt that their freedom was taken from them and that their 4th Amendment right was violated. The Bush and Truman doctrine have caused a heated debate between the people of America for some time now.
History is all about inspiring speeches, gruesome wars, and unexpected events that decide the course of the future. The Cold War is not an example of a war, but a highly important event, considering there was no actual fighting. The Cold War started because the Soviet 's wanted to spread communism, but America was getting in their way to stop it. Three major factors also contributed to the conflict of war, the most obvious one being the U.S. wanted to stop communism, another being both the Soviet Union and the United States were afraid of each other, and finally competition, because everyone needs some good competition. These factors are both reasons why the war started, and "weapons" that were used.