Vietnam War Impact

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The Vietnam War was one of the longest wars lasting ten years for American involvement from 1965 to 1975. The war was very controversial due to the fact that this was the first war to be televised while it was being fought. Many people know about the Vietnam War, but not as many people understand the impact that the war had on not just America, but the entire world. The Vietnam War had a long lasting impact on America not only because of the war itself, but also the impact at home on domestic land and the aftermath of the war. 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…show more content…
After the Vietnam War, the American military returned home to find that they were not greeted with the upmost respect that they deserve. Instead, a profuse amount of Vietnam veterans were shunned and neglected. Many of these veterans suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which was not nearly as understood as it was after the Vietnam War. As a result of how the Vietnam veterans were treated and cared for, countless amounts of people have donated their time and money to help prevent another aftermath like the Vietnam War’s. The Vietnam War had a long lasting impact on America not only because of the war, but also the impact at home on domestic land and the aftermath of the war. The war opened the eyes of American citizens to not treat their veterans the way that they ended up being treated. The Vietnam War was one of the longest and bloodiest wars in American history. The impact it had on America will remain as one of the most important wars in the history of not only America, but also the entire
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