Vietnam War Essays

  • The Vietnam War Protests

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    To many, the war in Vietnam was a senseless war. As a result, anti-war protests launched all over America as a forum for those who were ready to see the end of the brutal exploitation. Prior to 1965, small Vietnam war protests were held by individuals searching for peace but quickly grew into a prominent part of the war as we remember it today. This paper will discuss the timeline of Vietnam war protests as well as the most prominent groups and individuals that promoted an end to the violence. The

  • Women In The Vietnam War

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    The Vietnam war is one of the most memorable and conflicted wars to this day. The Vietnam war is also one of the most controversial wars as well. Controversial for many reasons; were American soldiers too harsh to the Vietnamese civilians? Should America have even entered the war? Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," presents a story about one soldier specifically, "Pvt. Joker", and how his life is in the Vietnam war, as well as the lives around him. The movie starts when the soldiers begin their

  • Weapons In Vietnam War

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    Air Defense Artillery systems were put to use during the Vietnam War era. The systems had to do more with battlefields than to protect air bases. The weapons used were to serve as a geographical benefit. Heavy firepower was used to deliver serious land warfare. Methods of Air Defense Artillery systems deployed were executed by a variety of missions. Artillery units assisted in as much as they could including battalions and other companies. Air defense Artillery sections helped defend armor, field

  • The Vietnam War: The War In Vietnam

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    The Vietnam War The war in Vietnam was the United States ' longest war and certainly one of the most contentious. The fighting between the United States and the government of South Vietnam on one side and North Vietnam and the Viet Cong (VC) on the other lasted from the mid-1950s until the mid-1970s and spread into Laos and Cambodia, the two other countries of Southeast Asia. The United States first became significantly involved in Vietnam in 1950, when it began supporting France monetarily in the

  • Vietnam War Tactics

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    The Vietnam War lasted from the 1st of November, 1955 to the 30th of April 1975. It was fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was supported by the USSR, China and North Korea, while South Vietnam was supported by the United States, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. There were many factors that contributed to the United States eventually pulling out of Vietnam during the end of the war. Factors such as Opposition to the war, US soldiers, and the failure

  • Vietnam War Essay

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    The Vietnam War was a complex conflict that involved the French, Vietnamese, and Americans, with the Viet Minh and Viet Cong using guerilla warfare tactics to gain independence from foreign control. Despite America's efforts to stop the spread of communism, they eventually realized that the war was pointless, resulting in the fall of South Vietnam and a severe impact on civilians throughout the country. The war demonstrated strong guerilla warfare tactics, along with western warfare strategies. Vietnam

  • Impact Of The Vietnam War

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    The Vietnam War was a conflict between the communist government of North Vietnam led by Ho Chi Minh that was backed by the Soviet Union and China, and the capitalist government of South Vietnam led by Ngo Dinh Diem and backed by the US. The war in Vietnam was the result of years of tension in the country, this is because in the late 19th century Vietnam was controlled by France as one of its colonies. The French's control over Vietnam angered many vietnamese people which led to a growing distrust

  • Comparing Ellsberg And The Vietnam War

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    and Snowden, Ellsberg can only be considered heroic for his actions of releasing Pentagon papers amidst the Vietnam War to inform the American public about the real ongoings of the war. US Citizens have a right to information therefore the US government must respect that right and tell them exactly what is happening during the war, even its negative, embarrassing, aspects. The Vietnam War was arguably one of America’s greatest military failures and part of the reason it was such a failure was because

  • Agent Orange Vietnam War

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    This research project will explore from both the American and Vietnamese side of the war, the devastation and catastrophic misuse and cost of using Agent Orange, a herbicide which was used by U.S. military as part of the Air Force led warfare on an area of land no bigger than the size of Ireland’s Connaught. The devastating and horrendous results, by the hands of the U.S. who did everything in their own power to win this impossible victory and the ensuing consequences have ruined both an American

  • Icons During The Vietnam War

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    event or period in time. Icons of war are the pivotal elements that signify the characteristics of that war. Usually, these icons are technological advancements that change the course of battle and become symbolic of that period of war. One particular helicopter during the Vietnam War was essential to many aspects of conflict. The Bell UH-1 Iroquois, widely known as the “Huey,” is a military helicopter that gained its popularity as the pillar of the Vietnam War. Staggering statistics and accomplishments

  • Vietnam War Veterans Essay

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    According to the National Center for PTSD, around 30% of Vietnam War veterans have suffered from PTSD in their lifetime. This is a higher percentage than any other conflict in American history. Many of these veterans have struggled to reintegrate into society after returning home. They faced discrimination and hostility from those who opposed the war, and many were not properly recognized for their service until years later. As a result, many Vietnam War veterans experienced feelings of isolation and alienation

  • Weapons In Vietnam War Essay

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    What is the most crucial item that wins wars? Weapons. Weapons are what decide the victor in any war. Especially in the Vietnam War, many weapons were used such as Agent Orange, air to ground missiles, and machine guns. Agent Orange, used extensively during the Vietnam War, was a deforesting chemical used from 1961 to 1971 on the tree filled areas of Vietnam and parts of Cambodia and Laos. This chemical was a mixture between Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Once mixed

  • South Vietnam War Analysis

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    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 and his advisers both inherited

  • Vietnam War Speech Analysis

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    Vietnam War remains vastly different from other United States military engagements and warfare. Specifically, the Vietnam War marked the first combat deployment of an integrated military. The Vietnam War saw the highest proportion of blacks ever to serve in an American war, which is due to both the discriminatory draft pick and the individuals willingly to join in hope to increase mobility in social status. Furthermore, African Americans were discriminated at home but also within the United States

  • American Involvement In The Vietnam War

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    agin ' Please get out of the new one If you can 't lend your hand For the times they are a-changin” As the Vietnam War progressed, the American public was divided. Young people questioned the validity of American intervention, and those older, particularly veterans of previous foreign wars and their spouses, held to their belief that if the government said this was a just war, it was, and the U.S. needed to be in the fight. A confluence of events changed the latter perception, among them

  • Drugs During The Vietnam War

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    one of the most brutal wars the U.S. was ever involved in. 58,000 Americans were killed, wounded, or missing by the end of the war. However, many of the soldiers that came back from the war were addicted to drugs, and continued to stay addicted for years after the war. Many of the drugs that were used marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. This investigation will analyze the effect drugs played on American soldiers during the war and their return into civilian life after the war, by studying a John Hopkins

  • Examples Of Innocent In Vietnam War

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    The Innocents in War How would one describe the meaning of “innocent”? To be innocent is to be guiltless and harmless. In war, can anyone be innocent? During the Vietnam war in the 60’s, a mass killing happened in the small village of My Lai. American soldiers marched into the village and brutally raped and murdered over 400 unarmed civilians. There was only one reason in their minds for doing this heinous act… America and Vietnam were at war. They weren’t at war with the My Lai Village, but they

  • Suicide In Vietnam War Essay

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    Iraq or Afghanistan, many of whom have experienced direct combat and sustained threat estimates of PTSD rates related to these wars range from 8% to over 20%, or 192,000 to 480,000 individuals” (Wangelin, Tuerk 161). This is a shocking percentage to deal with in relation to the last large conflict that produced a large number of PTSD afflicted veterans, which was the Vietnam War at roughly 10% of veterans reporting PTSD related illness. In relation to these statistics, military suicide rates also doubled

  • The Causes Of The Vietnam War

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    The causes of the Vietnam War trails back to the end of World War II, when a French colony, in Indochina, decided to take over Vietnam, and began to call the land French Indochina. In 1941, a Vietnamese movement, the Viet Minh, was formed by Ho Chi Minh. The defeat of the French army at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 ended French control of Vietnam leaving French-educated Emperor Bao-Dai in control. Seeing an opportunity Ho Chi Minh seize control of the Northern district, and declare himself

  • Cause Of The Vietnam War

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    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