1. Opposition to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War The two events protested the war in Washington, D.C. On 24 April 1971 and Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in 1967 demonstrate a large number of the American population were opposed to U.S. involvement in the South Vietnam during the course of the Vietnam War. Public opinion was strongly against the war from 1967 to 1970, which resulted in only a third of Americans supposed that the U.S made a right decision over participating in Vietnam War. It is why special groups led the anti-war movement to avoid America 's involved in the Vietnam War. The anti-war movement grew increasingly popular in American society, which led to America lost numerous supporters.
He is considered to be the primary reason why he was not able to win the war in Vietnam as he overestimated the American people’s patience and tolerance of friendly losses. The Vietnam War gives valuable lessons that can be used in the present-day war campaigns. For one, the Vietnam War was based on deception that is the trend today as with the insurgents and terrorist groups. Though U.S. and South Vietnamese forces managed to hold off the Communist attacks, the offensive shocked and demoralized not only their forces but as well as the American public and further eroded support for the war effort. The victory gained by the ‘Tet offensive’ (CNN, 1988) that triggered the deliberate and shameful withdrawal of US forces from the region.
involvement in Vietnam, came growing opposing sentiments Stateside. While many were angered by the war, two main beliefs emerged. Those who believed the U.S. was not aggressive enough were known as the Hawks and promoted further deployment of soldiers. Those who were against the war, which famously included the Anti-War movement, were known ad the Doves and wished for the U.S. to leave Vietnam (textBook). Astonishingly, the Anti-War movement was the first of its kind in many ways, and is a clear example of the evolution of Civil Disobedience.
Moreover, these limits reveal that the incorporation of norms into a country’s foreign policy is not an immediate process. The fact that the norm was internalized, yet still overlooked, shows that the international community failed to act on their responsibility to prevent genocides; a responsibility they brought upon themselves. Till this day, the Bangladesh Genocide is not termed a ‘genocide’ but widely known as the Bangladesh Liberation War, suggesting that the topic of genocide is still ignored. The objectives the US, China, and USSR had during the Cold War dictated foreign decision making, which ultimately affected international organizations such as the UN. In addition, the international norm of self-determination was also ignored due to geopolitical interests.
3. Establishment of the Viet Minh and the division at the 17th parallel The Vietnamese people did not like both ruling powers because they wanted to remain free and rule for themselves that is why the future leader of North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, established the “Viet Minh” to get rid of the both ruling powers. The Viet Minh was “a Vietnamese, Communist-led organization whose forces fought against the Japanese and especially against the French in
In 18th century, before the rise of modern capitalism, the nature of war was very different from the war during the ancient times. War was no longer to defeat someone with the purpose of eliminating another. The aim of war was to determine who should rule the nation. Under the system of the means of production and free enterprise, it is never a concern of citizen whether his/her country is big or not after invading others. Because they will not get any profit from it.
The Vietnam war was a devastating long war with many conflicts. The war began on November 1, 1955 and ended on April 30, 1975. The war all began because of the communist party that began to rise in Northern Vietnam. The U.S. helped Southern Vietnam fight against the Viet Cong. They also fight against Northern Vietnam to stop communism.
And since cold war had already began, letting such action slide by could be interpreted as a weakness of United States. The UN also sanctioned the war against North Korea because of the lack of Russian presence in the UNSC. However by the time all of this transpired, The PRK Forces has already cornered ROK Forces to Pusan in the south of the peninsula. Due to the military brilliance of the General McArthur the tide turned against the PRK forces and the ROK/UN/US forces regained control of the south and further started taking control of territories to the north including Pyongyang. The Chinese, seeing this as a threat, indirectly joined the war through an army of volunteers.
However, it is here that the evidence of the domino theory in Southeast Asia stops- communism failed to take hold in nations (such as Indonesia and Thailand) bordering these new communist states. These “unfallen dominoes” are not the only counter arguments to the domino theory. One such argument is that the Indochina Wars were driven more by nationalism than by communist ideals. Another counterargument suggests that the Vietnam war itself aided the spread the of communism through the region due to wide spread bombing fostering anti-American sentiments in nations such as
The causes of the Vietnam War were as a direct result of and as a consequence of the Cold War. However, neither the Soviet Union nor the United States could risk an actual war against each other, due to the nuclear military power they both possessed. Many proxy wars did in fact develop consequentially; Vietnam being of the most vivid examples. In Vietnam, the Americans actually became directly militarily involved. And in order, to support their Communist cause, Russia armed China, who in turn, equipped the North Vietnamese to fight the Americans.