The Vietnam War took place during the cold war era, which lasted many years and could be described as the clashing of two conflicting ideologies between the communist eastern countries and the capitalist western countries. The Americans aimed at stopping the spread of communism in Vietnam, based on the their policy of containment, which was set up to stop the spread of communism to any other country in the world. Many American citizens opposed the sending of their own troops to fight in a war that was not even theirs to lose. Many of the soldiers being sent to Vietnam were members of the youth, which led to increasingly rapid protest action amongst students, as well as the parents of the young men being conscripted. These American troops were being placed to fight in unfamiliar and harsh terrain – as the majority of Vietnam was overgrown with forests and dangerous wildlife - which negatively affected the Americans morale and diminishing their possibility of success in the war.
There were really strong leaders in the Vietnamese War. The Vietnamese War started between the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies the Viet Cong, against the government of South Vietnam with United States. The war was fought in the purpose of deciding whether Vietnam should be ruled in a communist way. The Vietnamese War was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. Creighton Abrams, Ho Chi Minh, William Westmoreland, John F. Kennedy, and Vo Nguyen Giap are some of the Big leaders during those times.
From 1840 to 1861 the Civil War was unavoidable and was fought due to many circumstances at the time. Two of the main circumstances that helped build up tension and eventually led up to the Civil War was a failure of leadership and extremism on both sides, known as the South and the North. In document 1, it says how it was the abolitionist fault for pushing these ideologies that slavery was wrong and that the abolitionist attempted to agitate and they did agitate the north to go against slavery. This document is an example of extremism because due to the abolitionist trying to abolish slavery and show that slavery was wrong it caused more conflict. Due to this conflict, there was more of a disconnect and that pushed the states apart which
The civil rights movement was a strong topic of discussion in politics during the mid-twentieth century. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential leaders of the civil rights movement, was assassinated which caused many protests and calls for violence. In Cesar Chavez’s speech, he is telling the people that nonviolence resistance is the best way to go about the situation. Chavez’s uses juxtaposition, diction, and rhetorical appeals to strongly convey his argument about nonviolent resistance. To begin with, Chavez uses juxtaposition to contrast the effects of violent and nonviolent resistance.
The United States responded with Operation Rolling Thunder, which consisted of sustained bombing in North Vietnam. Instead of intimidating, pressuring, or frightening the North Vietnamese, the bombing raids of Operation Rolling Thunder solidified the North Vietnamese’s thoughts that the United States was intent on destruction. This reminded the North Vietnamese of the French, and increased their resilience. Chapter 6 – Into the Abyss, 1965-1966 One reason why the United States had to aid South Vietnam in the war was due to the fact that the ARVN suffered from desertion, absenteeism, cronyism, and nepotism (117). This led the United States to change their strategy in aiding South Vietnam.
The Unites States bombing campaign was one of the reasons the North Vietnamese troops were pushed further into Cambodia. As much as Cambodia wanted to remain neutral in the Vietnam War, they could not avoid it. When the United States and North Vietnamese came to a cease fire and formed a peace treaty the U.S pulled out their troops, but they left with an ongoing war between the Cambodian citizens and their government. The disputes with the government led to the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge were brutal and harsh killed millions in efforts to reconstruct Cambodia.
Nationalism was one of the main cause of the Vietnam war because The United States initially entered the Vietnam War to aid the French but it was nationalism that caused the both the Communist North and American’s to continue the war. I think the most important causes are the divide between the capitalists and communists. After the divid of ideology they both got different leaders, the south’s leader was Diem and the north’s leader was Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh was also a nationalist as well as a communist. I think these two causes are the most important causes of the Vietnam War because if the country was divided into two, they want to have a war to see which sides wins to see which side is right.
It is not possible for us to understand the significance and impact of Vietnam War through one angle. There were numerous issues regarding veterans of the war. It was first war in history of USA when people of USA took an opposite stance on government foreign policy. Majority of the people were against the war. That is why, they did not any respect to the veterans who returned to the U.S after the war.
After the turn of World War II, the country forced into yet again a civil war between the communist and the people’s republic of Vietnam. In order to aid the people and over through the communist government the United States got involved what came to be known as the Vietnam War. As the United States saw no end to the war with withdraw of US troops from Vietnam allowed the communist party to come to full power in the
The movements began small among peace activists on college campuses but gained national recognition in 1965, after the United States began bombing North Vietnam. Anti-war marches and other protests attracted a widening base of support over the next three years. On October 21, 1967, one of the most prominent anti-war demonstrations took place, as thousands of protesters gathered at the Lincoln Memorial; approximately 30,000 continued in a march to the Pentagon. After a violent confrontation with the soldiers and U.S. Marshals protecting the building, hundreds of demonstrators were arrested.
Jim was found after the battle of Long Tan with Mud in his wounds that he used to stop himself from beading and explained that as the enemy was looking for their dead in the middle of the night and decided it would be much better if he stayed quiet and waited for the morning it was found that many men who had been soldiers in the Vietnam war he 'd been dying earlier and had been getting timers and cancer and it was found that there may be a link Birth defects were all happening to those who had served in Vietnam Agent Orange - heavy duty poison Agent Orange causes cancers and tumours, skin blisters, nasal problems and system disorders. It was used heavily as a tactic which was spread all over the battle grounds and everyone who even used the water surrounding was effected by its poison because it got into the water so the sailers were using it to wash with and others were using the water to
I was surprised that people would create such nasty things of a man trying to keep war out of our country. Than I thought of all the crap people talk about our president now for mistakes that have nothing to do with him. After I thought about this blame game it began to make sense. The American people have to blame someone when people are dying and or
There is typically a definitive reason behind why a particular memorial is placed where it is, especially when the memorial commemorates a certain war. There is no doubt that the United State’s involvement in the division of Vietnam is questionable, however, American lives were taken away from their friends and families as a result of the government’s decision to go to war. The lives of those who fought for our nation were cut short, and their remembrance will surely be lost in time if they are not memorialized. Memorials are representative of past memories, both good and bad, and are largely developed out of respect towards those who lost their lives. Providing the public with a memorial, such as the Philadelphia Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, allows for the people to gain further insight into the events that led up the present; past events define the modern world.
Vietnam had the same problems before America interfered and after America left. Soldiers went through the horrors of war and came home defeated. Bloods by Wallace Terry tells the story of African American soldiers were drafted into a war where they experienced racism, dealt with horrendous situations that tested their morality, and even though they achieved a high position in the Marines, they were treated with disrespect when they came home.
Discussion 11 1) How and why did the United States escalate its role in the Vietnam War? After the Geneva Accords split Vietnam in two, a group called the Vietcong began a war against the governing authority in South Vietnam. During this time, the US was sending supplies and a small amount of troops to South Vietnam to help shape the new democratic country. When North Vietnamese (communist) patrol boats attacked American destroyers, this led to all-out war with North Vietnam. The US also got involved to stop communism from spreading from North to South Vietnam.