The Korean and Vietnam War were both wars the U.S seem to have lost and were examples of how scared the U.S was in the spread of communism. Both wars show the example of a theory called the Domino theory, which was a theory that if one country in the region fell into communism then all of them will. After World War 2 the U.S became a superpower and tensions between the Soviet Union started which made the U.S not want any countries fall into communism. The U.S became even more scared and worried when China fell to Communism. With China falling to communism this lead the U.S heavily involved in the region which lead to both Korean and Vietnam Wars, however what would happen if the U.S did not enter both wars.
History is all about inspiring speeches, gruesome wars, and unexpected events that decide the course of the future. The Cold War is not an example of a war, but a highly important event, considering there was no actual fighting. The Cold War started because the Soviet 's wanted to spread communism, but America was getting in their way to stop it. Three major factors also contributed to the conflict of war, the most obvious one being the U.S. wanted to stop communism, another being both the Soviet Union and the United States were afraid of each other, and finally competition, because everyone needs some good competition. These factors are both reasons why the war started, and "weapons" that were used.
Therefore, the United States should not adopt military conscription because not only would it provoke an increased number of military conflicts and inequality, but also would be unpopular and unnecessary. The United States military has been involved in foreign wars since World War 1. Following World War 1, The United States abandoned its historical Isolationism and became a dominant player on the world stage. This policy, however, has caused many controversial incidents in international territory. Such incidents included the introduction of Japan to trade with the United States.
Mark: if the United States stayed in the Philippines, One would be that Americans would corrupt themselves because of the brutal way in which they had to fight this war that was an immoral war and Americans shouldn't be involved in it. The other argument that the anti-imperialists made was that even if McKinley won this war, he could not extend constitutional rights to the Filipinos, that the American Constitution was only meant for certain races and would only extend as far as the American continent. Keith: an immoral war? It seems to me that God, with infinite wisdom and skill, is training the Anglo-Saxon race for an hour sure to come in the world’s future. The lands of the earth are limited, and soon will be taken.
The doctrine is generally associated with the preventive war against Iraq, but it has more than one element. Bush’s doctrine led to the foreign policy stance of interventionism because he he states, "From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime,". This doctrine caused the effect of the USA Patriot Act, NSA Domestic Surveillance, and the Department of Homeland Security. Many people were angered because of this because they felt that their freedom was taken from them and that their 4th Amendment right was violated. The Bush and Truman doctrine have caused a heated debate between the people of America for some time now.
Our friends died for Australia,’ this displays how the Australians saw Kokoda campaign as an extremely important battle as they believed that if Japan captured Port Moresby Australia would be invaded. An example of when Allied numbers assisted on the Kokoda Track was at Buna and Gona where the Allies initially failed because their 10,000 men were no match for the equal number of Japanese entrenched defenders. However with the Allied reinforcements, field guns and tanks the Japanese could not compete and so the battle turned in the allies favour. This is just one example where Allied numerical
Reflection of this conflict was apparent in the American ethos, in which Americans feared that if “world communism captur[ed] any American state…a new and perilous front…will increase the danger to the entire free world and require even greater sacrifices from the American people” (Document B). As illustrated by Eisenhower, “the hysteria” of communism propagating into American society and threatening the American way of life was a very prevalent fear at the forefront of the Cold War (Document A). McCarthyism, a system established by Senator Joseph McCarthy in which he made unsubstantiated accusations of subversion or treason to America, acted as the culmination of this hysteria, directly reflecting the sentiments driving the American people. Eisenhower did not engage in any domestic policies to quell these “multiplicity of fears” (Document A). Instead he compounded them with legislation such as the “National System of Interstate and Defense Highways…connect[ing] 209 of the 247 cities having a population of 50,00 more and [serving as] the country’s principal…defense” (Document D).
The posters often demonstrated mateship and hatred of the Germans. Propaganda ensured that people only knew what their governments wanted them to know. In World War I the lengths in which the Australian government went to to hide information from the citizens of Australia reached a new high. To guarantee that everybody thought the way as the government did and had the same opinions, every single piece of information was controlled. Newspapers were expected to print what the government wanted the reader to read, this was just one of the many forms of censorship that was used throughout World War I.
The Truman Doctrine stated that the United States would aid countries which were threatened by communism. According to the Domino Theory if one country fell into communism, a domino effect would occur, causing many other countries to fall into communism. The line that says "we must fight to keep our freedom," is referring to the fact that many believed we had to fight the war in Vietnam to prevent communism to spreading to the US, and the song disputes this logic with the line "but Lord knows there 's got to be a better way". This song answers the question "How does war affect the individual?" with the lines "war, has shattered, Many a young man 's dreams, Made him disabled, bitter and mean".
The Vietnam War started off with the backing of the American people. Due to the fear of the spread of communism, the American people believed that defending South Vietnamese from the communist north was necessary. However, this way of thinking did not last throughout the war. As the war dragged on, the American people began to realize how more and more soldiers were being killed and yet there was no end to the war in sight. This negativity towards the war was only further fueled by how the television was covered in the war.