Over the course of the Unites States extended involvement in the Vietnam war, nearly 60,000 American lives were lost with 350,000 casualties. The war wreaked havoc on the soldiers who served and their families. Approximately 830,000 soldiers suffered from PTSD, and of them, 480,000 were so affected they were considered disabled. At home, this war became very unpopular quickly, and strikes, anti-war demonstrations, and rallies became very common. Lyndon Johnson faced harsh chants concerning his policies and the war, and the American people became increasingly less optimistic, as the pace of the war was controlled by the North Vietnamese.
We were supporting South Vietnam, a country that was in a war against North Vietnam. North Vietnam was being supported by the USSR to become communist. After WWII, Vietnam was split up into North and South. The North was ruled by a communist leader, Ho Chi Minh, while the South was ruled by Ngo Dinh Diem, who was somewhat supported by the U.S. He had a bit of a corrupt government, giving power to his family and arresting anyone that was communist.
Vietnam War was one of the longest war in American history. Many people were fighting in this war and eventually the Americans had to come in and also fight. Many lives were affected either economically and/or physically before and after the war. Like my grandma, Nga Nguyen, her life was affected economically after the war and others were also like her. My grandma and her family lived through the war and had to move eventually and lost many things they owned.
The Vietnam War had many consequences for the United States. When the American soldiers came back to the United States they had a lot of social difficulties. Not to mention they became addicted to heroin. As well as after war affects that changed the way America approaches military actions. This is how the Vietnam War changed America.
There were three major battles of the Tet offensive that happened. The battle of Hue City was one of these very important attacks. The city of Hue was attacked and almost completely overrun. Thousands of people were thought to jeopardize the Communist control; this even includes government officials, and religious figures. They were executed in what became known as the Massacre at Hue because of this.
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
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.
This shows how not only did the Vietnam War normalize the concept of opposing an American War, but that these opinions can extend to the very citizens who participated in it (TextBook). The climax of this event would be in 1971, where over 800 vets threw their medals at the Capitol Building, symbolizing how they felt betrayed and used by the government (New York Times). This trend can be seen in many other protests to come, especially the Iraq War. Just as with the Vietnam War, the Iraq War received much criticism for unethical strategies, poor/deceptive government communication, and also had a movement by Veterans to end the war. The Iraq War Veterans Against the War, or IVAW, which was formed in 2004, is a political movement inspired by the Anti-War movement before it, which hopes to increase
The attacks on September 11th have had a profound impact on the nation and the world. There was short term and long term effects. After September 11th, the United States was filled with new found racism. Also, citizens became more worried and many people experience loss. First of all, the United States was filled with new found racism after September 11th.
The end of Greater East Asia Coprosperity Continuing with the story, ( This was after the World War 2) after colonizing some countries the Japanese gave them to do hard work ,torturing them. This was something the other Asians did not expect so some really rebelled against this new order. Some were trying to call for help from their previous colonizers like us with the Americans. So things were getting out of hand ,and countries start to disappear from their hold until most of the Asian countries were free. Japan signed an instrument in a sign to surrender on USS Missouri in Tokyo Harbor in September 2, 1945.