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    as a way to flank South Vietnam. In 1962 a peace conference in Geneva declared Laos as neutral ground with a three-part coalition government divided between pro-American, pro-Communist and neutral factions. Congress decided that this would have to be good enough for Laos and turn their attention to South Vietnam. (jfklibrary) Like Eisenhower, Kennedy too doubted getting directly involved with Vietnam as well. (American Presidency, 355) “When South Vietnam’s weak but prodemocratic government and army

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    The joint Chief’s ideology was an inflated version of the “Domino theory”: South Vietnam was pivotal to America 's worldwide battle with Communism and a defeat in Vietnam would affect the United States (Karnow 342). Nevertheless, by early 1965 after he won his first mandate as President, Johnson concluded that only direct American intervention could prevent Communism from spreading to South Vietnam, and more importantly defend him from being the first ever president to lose a war (Karnow 350). Johnson

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    South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam all belong to the so-called East Asian miracle economies, and share certain similarities with each other: Korea and Vietnam both have a history with colonialism, whereas Vietnam and Thailand belong to the continental zone and seem to have experienced a growth that was more a result of vent-for-surplus conditions, rice and other exports, and foreign investment in manufacturing, as opposed to Korea’s development in which the state seems to have had a more prominent

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    Martin Luther King Jr. had a big impact on us during the 1950s and 1960s. He spoke out against racial discrimination and delivered the “I Have a Dream…” speech to end, or at least try, to put a stop to segregation. Though he never got to fulfill his “dream” of seeing our nation become free of racism (because he was shot on April 4, 1968), he does still have an impact on us today. Here’s why. Civil rights have impacted our nation in a tremendous way. To me civil rights matter. Without civil rights

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    President John F. Kennedy impacted America in the most significant way in comparison to other presidents of the United States. He had already started impacting America even before he was in office. Then, while he was in office, he made massive changes and worked on different policies and foreign crisis. One event that occurred during his presidency that greatly affected America was his assassination. After his assassination, many changes were also made that are credited to John F. Kennedy as a president

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    Bill Clinton is known as one of the most powerful speakers in the United States, and he impresses his audience by his speeches and the rhetorical devices that he includes in his speeches and addresses. For example, he effectively delivers his inaugural address with a convincing tone and some of the rhetorical devices such as allusions and strong diction. In his 1993 inaugural address, Clinton discussed the issues that America faced in the 20th century such as health care costs and low wages. He mentioned

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    TRANSNATIONAL CRIME Transnational crimes are crimes that have actual or potential effect across national borders and crimes that are intrastate but offend fundamental values of the international community. Transnational crimes also include crimes that take place in one country, but their consequences significantly affect another country and transit countries may also be involved. Examples of transnational crimes include: human trafficking, people smuggling and smuggling/trafficking of goods (such

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    1. What problems did the United States face in the Vietnam War? As the United States struggled against communism in Vietnam, it would face many problems. In the late 1950’s President Eisenhower and later President Kennedy sent military supplies and advisers to South Vietnam. Despite the American aid the Vietcong grew stronger with support from North Vietnam. In August 1964, North Vietnam allegedly attached American ships in the Gulf of Tonkin. Congress authorized he president to use force.

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    Vietnam War Vs Cold War

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    The Vietnam War The end of WWII didn’t end all conflicts around the world. There were many arguments and grudges afterwards, and some were between allies through WWII. The Cold War was one of these. It started right after WWII between some of the only countries that still had power: the U.S. and the Soviet Union, or the USSR. They had resources, people, money, and power while Europe was greatly damaged. The whole conflict started with the Soviet Union being communist and the U.S. being capitalist

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    Causes Of The Vietnam War

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    Minh, Former Prime Minister of Vietnam, once said: “You can kill ten of my men for every one I kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and I will win” (Vietnam War Quotations). Vietnam is in Southeast Asia with the population of 96 million. The country border China, Laos and Cambodia (The World Factbook: VIETNAM). Vietnam used to be ruled by France but later declared independence after World War II under Ho Chi Minh. During the Geneva Accords of 1954, Vietnam was divided into the communist

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    Tet Offensive Vs Vietnam

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    The Country of Vietnam lies to the south of China. Vietnam is a S shaped. Vietnam has a beautiful landscape. It has soaring mountains. It has forest that include various types of plants, and amazing rivers, waterfalls, and beaches. Vietnam was divided into two parts, North Vietnam, the communist, and South Vietnam, against the communist. The North was known as the Democratic Republic of Vietnam under the leadership of Lao Dong party. The South became the Republic of South Vietnam. After the Geneva

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    The Vietnam War was a conflict that was extremely controversial. President Johnson’s decision to start the war as well as his refusal to admit defeat caused a huge amount of outrage in America. America failed in its overall goal of Containing Communism because the Vietnam War delivered a huge loss for America in terms of lives, money, and morale, and the war did not prevent Vietnam from falling to the Communist North Vietnamese. The Vietnam War was extremely taxing to America in many ways. Most

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    The Tet Offensive

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    The Vietnam War was a long battle fought between the Northern Vietnamese, with the Viet Cong, and South Vietnam with its ally, the United States, during the years of 1955 to 1975. The Viet Cong was a guerrilla force fighting for the North but were stationed across South Vietnam and could not be differentiated from any other Vietnamese citizens. The president of the United States at the beginning of U.S. involvement with the war was Lyndon B. Johnson, and ended with Richard Nixon in office. On Tet

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    Containment Of Communism

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    Viet Minh’s Democratic Republic of Vietnam as the government of Vietnam, but the United States recognized the French backed State of Vietnam as the legitimate government of Vietnam. Representatives from China entered North Vietnam and helped transform the Viet Minh from bands of guerrilla fighting forces into a well trained and supplied army. On May 7, 1954, the Vietminh army defeated the French forces in Southern Vietnam and eventually liberated all of Vietnam from the French. However, the West

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    The Buddhist Crisis 1963

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    was about the suppression of the Buddhist religion in South Vietnam under the reign of Diem government that was Catholic. Diem region was with discrimination against Buddhist religion. People in South Vietnam was passed over for promotion for their career because they was not Catholic. Diem never repeal the laws that the French had put in place that Buddhist leaders had to required permission to do public events. Diem even dedicated South Vietnam to the Virgin Mary. When public events happen the Vatican

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    countryside sky. To begin with, the Vietnam War, one of the most paramount foreign policy events during Nixon’s time in office. Often times, ending it is added into Nixon’s list of accomplishments. But was it really as simple as that? This is a perfect example of how there is much more to the iceberg than just the tip. In 1968, during the Paris Peace talks U.S. was close to

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    Baine Johnson President Lyndon Baine Johnson was a Democratic president who was served six years in offices from 1964-1969. He became president after the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. In his six years he escalated action in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive, he promised to make the economy better with his Great Society along with the promise to rid the us of poverty by fighting the War on Poverty, then in the Civil Rights movement he created and passed the Voting Rights Act of

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    The Kent State Massacre

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    protesters and the National Guards became an iconic eye-opening symbol for America. It led America to reflect and see how divided we were as a nation. Background Before the Kent State shooting, the United State was already in a stir because of the Vietnam War that started in 1954. The involvement of the war damaged America in many different ways, one of them being the economy. Over 168 billion dollars were used towards military supplies and trade overseas that caused budget

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    Rather, the napalm that hit Kim Phuc was an intimation of national defeat, as much as a record of individual tragedy. It lashed a wound and hardened, like a scar, into certainty.” (Neer 148). Americans retreated from Vietnam in March nineteen seventy-three, the same year the photo of Kim Phuc won the Pulitzer Prize. When the Americans left so did the napalms bombs they were

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    Throughout the Vietnam war the use of herbicides was common among both sides. Herbicides such as agent white, agent blue, agent purple, and agent orange had been used for defoliation and crop destruction. The most widely used herbicide was Agent Orange containing 1.98 part per million dioxin, a known carcinogen (dirty little secrets). The use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War had an intelligent purpose, but its impact on the areas exposed to it left its victims waiting for a government response

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