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.
Grace Fullenkamp Ms. Yane AP Lang March 14, 2018 The Korean War The Korean War was not a conflict in which the United States needed to be involved as to its horrific outcome is testament. Yet, in the 1950s, the U.S. thought it was believed that the only way to stop the spread of communism was to fight back against the potential formation of communist governments. When war broke out in Korea, it became a place for the United States to make a statement against communism on a global front joining with South Korea to combat the communist North. In retrospect, however, the United States should not have entered the war. Not being a part of the war would have saved American lives and money, potentially eliminated PTSD in a generation on soldiers, and would have prevented the animosity that exist between the United States and North Korea that dominates the headlines today.
The Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall was a symbol of the Cold War and a picture of the separation of ideas and government from east and west. The Wall was put up to keep the East Germans from leaving the Soviet half of Berlin and West Germans from bringing their democratic ideas into East Berlin. Although the Soviets built the Wall during the Cold War in an attempt to defend their nation from western ideas invading Eastern Europe, it proved to be the downfall of the Soviet Union and socialism. The Cold War was a competition between the United States and the Soviet Union that started after World War II. This war is called the Cold War because neither sides fired any weapons.
Him saying this meant his heart was to full of compassion to kill anyone or be violent to anyone, he was a better man then that he didn 't want the grief of killing someone to hang heavy over his head for the rest of his life, but he was afraid to admit that to anyone until now. As the author is told he is being drafted to war, he becomes very upset. He clearly does not want to be part of it. His initial says, “I was too good for this war. Too smart, too compassionate, too everything.
Eisenhower used Military Response, but Kennedy used Flexible Response. They lack of confidence and struggling to stay as freedom and independence and seeing Communism in the long run, but they hate Communism, so they want a easy, final, and also cheap solution now (John F. Kennedy’s University of Washington Speech, on the 16th of November, 1961.). They’re losing confidence, thinking that they’ll become a Communist nation or country since they see Communism in the long run or in the near future, but they hate to be part of Communist so they don’t want that, so they ask use for a easy way to deal with it and a final way to and also cheap so they don’t want to spend too much for it since they aren’t all rich nations or countries. Without the help of us, giving them money and also some help that is easy to get and cheap, because they aren’t rich and hoping that it’s the final solution to end or to stop the spread of Communism either in their place or somewhere else in the World in the Middle East. Sending arms to people that we believe democracy in, but not willing to use those arms (John F. Kennedy’s University of Washington Speech, on the 16th of November, 1961.).
However, the United States’ participation was not declared by the U. S. Congress, but when North Korean’s intention to take over South Korea were identified, President Harry Truman “ordered naval and air forces into action.” (Greenspan, 2013) The United States just intentions were based on stopping the spread of Communism not only within the nation, but internationally wide. Thus, although the Korean War had many casualties, according to the Jus Ad Bellum principle, the United States’ participation was
“You cannot change what you are, only what you do,” this quote by Phillip Pullman relates incredibly to the novel All The Light We Cannot See. Although it never directly mentions this novel is about the Holocaust, it is alluded towards and creates the setting of WWII and the indescribable horrors in everyday lives during this period of history. During this time it was extremely difficult to make your own choices and listen to your moral code if it was against what the rest of the country’s beliefs. Many people accepted and acted in compliance with these beliefs because they did not want to be singled out and harmed in any way. However, some characters chose a different path for themselves amiss the chaos of the war; and you can identify how these characters changed and evolved throughout the story to become improved versions of themselves.
Interestingly, the Soviet declaration of war against the Japanese is not mentioned in this recapitulate. These successes had an unforeseen consequence for the newly founded Air Force; generals had inflated expectations that influenced Washington, where political leaders worried that strategic bombing could provide amply propaganda opportunities to the enemy (p6). However, this was the exact goal of the USAF at the start of the Korean War. According to Crane, close air support did not influence the enemy’s decision making, and despite outcry by elements of the army, airmen wanted air interdiction and strategic bombing (p28). Friction between General MacArthur and General LeMay appeared, MacArthur only wanted to attack military targets, while LeMay pushed for targeting city centers.
The United States of America failed in preventing the Communist takeover of Vietnam and had to reexamine its policy and initial involvement in the region. All around the world including UNO criticized the American involvement in the Vietnam War. Failure of US in this war was a big setback for the American hegemony. After that incident, USA never tried to use the forces in Southeast Asia. In case of North Korea also it is using diplomacy policy and trying to solve the issue with the help of dialogue because they are well aware that, military action may lead to Vietnam II.
An American Hero Some things just do not exist and never will, it is just how life goes. The idea of America having one hero, The American Hero, does not exist. America cannot have one hero, one person to be grateful for, one person who has provided protection or one person who has helped improve it. It is impossible for America to be grateful for only one person when America was built by thousands if not millions. Heroes are not the ones with superpowers, capes, or fame.
This is because the USA were still unable to make a substantial breakthrough, and the Viet Cong could not overthrow the American forces. Despite the Viet Cong suffering heavy loses and the North Vietnamese Army taking over, there was no change in terms of tactical advantages or disadvantages for either side. Overall the Tet Offensive was a turning point in the war, as it led to a change in public opinion, which triggered the end of the war. Due to these factors the Tet offensive was an extremely significant event. The military significance of Tet to American tactics was not very large at all, but it was a turning point in terms of the credibility and attitude of the military.
The Soviets` did not agree to most of Truman`s suggestions to ease the tension, however. And although the Soviet Union successfully infiltrated the United States information bases, and therefore knew more about atomic materials in the United States, Truman`s choices can be considered successes as they prevented many dangerous outcomes. Such as when leader of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin, approved North Korea`s invasion of the South , the United States were able to react in a way that prevented further harm to the situation, however shocked the Americans were at the
Even though The United States’ use of the atomic bombs is justified relatively, they didn’t consider at the time the long term effects that the nuclear had on the people. The idea isn’t that they knew and decided to ignore it, they just weren’t aware of what new diseases can eventually occur of such materials: “Understanding the past requires pretending you don’t know the present. To conclude, Paul Fussell’s essay is very convincing. I believe that the idea of the atomic bomb as something the people would be thankful for is very challenging and yet Fussell, in my opinion, was able to gather all the main ideas behind his argument along with statistics and gave the people a new perspective for the ending of World War II.