60,000 Australian men participated in the War in total . This research shows, the Vietnam War was a very brutal, time consuming and also costly war, not only to Australia but also to the Americans and other allies. The war was the cause of the greatest social and political dissent in Australia since the conscription referendums of the First World War. The information displayed, outlines our involvement as well as the significant role we played as a Nation. Moreover the Vietnamese suffered a hefty 2 million dead as the war concluded.
Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara were both certain that a limited war approach was the only way the war could be fought in a time when the Communist threat was so intrusive and nuclear weapons so destructive (Rusk 246). However, Schelling strongly argued that the limited war theory had numerous flaws, primarily that the strategy was an academic rather than a military concept. This consequently resulted with the misconception of the dynamics of war (Herring #2, 4). Hence, the North Vietnamese did not respond as limited war theory suggested that they would, refusing to bend to American pressure and instead tried to match the US escalation by escalating themselves(Herring #2, 23). As a limited war grew into a full-scale war, the military
I don’t understand the logic behind treating the innocent people so poorly, who do the same thing as the white men, if not better than the white men. In class we discussed this lack of care for the freemen, and how the initial integration of them into civilization was almost the same if not worse than them being slaves, as they were constantly isolated from others and treated poorly, without the physical abuse aspect. The movie also makes it seem like Shaw fully supported the black soliders when in actuality, his parents were strong abolitionists although he wasn’t at first and it took him time to respect his soldiers, and to see them as good as white soldiers. Despite it’s minor accuracy flaws,Glory really opened my eyes about the Civil War, as I never knew much about the 54th Regiment, and I didn’t realize how many blacks, and how big of a role
Immigrants were confronted with just as much adversity as minorities and critics; like African Americans during the Great Migration (Document B), foreigners left what they knew best behind for better conditions. Refugees were also the victims of the Klu Klux Klan because they were not full-blooded Americans. The restrictions on the first amendment applied to the general populous (Document G), including aliens. They often took the blame for communist activity during the Palmer Raids, just as the union leaders of the country did. Clearly, immigrants did not flu under the radar during and just after the
Name The Civil War: The Most Difficult of All Wars to Endure The Civil War was a bloody, hard war that not only put those men who fought the war into harms way but also created extremely stressful situations for the families and friends of all those involved. It can be argued that the Civil War was the most difficult war ever endured by the American people. There was not a single person in the United States of America who was not affected by the Civil War. By analyzing primary source research and analyzing three distinct documents, a better understanding of how taxing and painful were the trials and tribulations of the Civil War. The first example analyzed is a map of the Battle of Bull Run, fought in 1861 (see Appendex A).
The Unpreventable Great War World War I was one of the most devastating and destructive events that occurred during history. It was inevitable to happen due to three main factors including, militarism, nationalism, and alliances between certain countries. However, there are other people who believe that World War I was not inevitable and could have been prevented through certain measures. This source describes that World War I could have been prevented if there were more stable and successful negotiations between countries. However, due to the lack of peaceful negotiations between certain countries, many conflicts arose because of desires to expand military and navels.
Another factor is american involvement, which also had a great impact on the the world, but it also had great impact on the war. They gave supplies, and were a major factor like the soviet union. This is where I begin talking about america’s involvement. America had tried to stay out of this was because of World War I. "With the memory of World War I still fresh, Americans preferred a policy of total non-involvement and neutrality in world affairs."
This shows just how real and how traumatizing these events can be. However, the connection between the two highlights the fact that war leads to poverty as well as PTSD. Throughout every major war, once the soldiers have returned it has been increasingly hard for them to start their life
However, the most important reason is the Germany’s lack of strong allies isolating them and having significantly less military power compared to the Allies. Secondly, the Naval blockade brought homeland Germany to its knees as it restricted food stuff and economic growth. It is less important than the first, if the Central Powers were stronger and were better organized, they could have outlasted the Blockade and won the war. Lastly, the Eastern front consumed much more resources than necessary that could have otherwise been used to win the war in the West but is less important as the weak alliance was a pre-existing condition and the Naval Blockade had a negative effect of the Eastern Front. Ultimately, Central Power defeat was a mixture of their weakness and Allied
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 caused massive human casualties, damaged our soldiers, destroyed the Halifax harbour, established conscription, and has caused Canada to accumulate huge amounts of debt. World War 1 may have been a victory in our past but ultimately, it will be the reason for the downfall of our
One aspect of the book that I found better than most books is that he shows you a perspective of both sides. McCullough’s intent was not focused strictly on the Americans, as he also sets you in the lives of the British Generals. Another aspect I enjoyed is how he didn’t give George Washington the image of being perfect that we normally think of him as. He was very indecisive, and had to be talked away from his decisions several times. He lets us know the other side of Washington, yes, he’s a great war General but he is not a great tactician or strategist.
Walter Dean Myers once stated that “One of the lessons learned during the Vietnam War was that the depiction of wounded soldiers, of coffins stacked higher than their living guards, had a negative effect on the viewing public. The military in Iraq specifically banned the photographing of wounded soldiers and coffins, thus sanitizing this terrible and bloody conflict.” The Vietnam War, fought in 1955 to 1975, was the longest war in American history. This war was a conflict between the Communist North Vietnam and its ally Viet Cong, and South Vietnam and its ally the United States. During the Vietnam war, tensions in the United States were extremely high. Increasing opposition to the war was causing major division amongst the American people, and many feared that Vietnam could potentially see a victory.
The casualty rate has increased form the stricter ROEs get. The reason being that if I see a threat and cant engage it when I know I can stop the threat from causing harm/damage. In the Vietnam War the casualty rate was far higher. The reason there being that the ROEs where so closed in the beginning that even if you did see the threat that you could not and where not allowed to engage the theat. I am not saying that this is the only reason that the Vietnam casualty rate was so high but is one of the leading factors.