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Australian Veterans of the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial wars in history, perhaps because it was one of the first wars to be documented, filmed and shown on television for most of the public to see, judge, feel and eventually protest against. This essay will discuss the varying experiences of Australian veterans upon their return to Australia from Vietnam. In my opinion, I do believe that the Australian soldiers of the Vietnam War were treated horribly when they got back from Vietnam. Opposition Leader Arthur Calwell and many Australian families who had to fight in the Vietnam War believed that it was a bad idea to send troops....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The Immigration of British War Brides - In the middle to late 1940s, Canada received a great influx of British immigrants. Numbering 48,000, these young women were brides who had wed the nation’s servicemen. Although they came unprepared for the land that would become their new home and faced huge culture shock upon disembarking, Canada’s spirited war brides inevitably transformed the culture that surrounded them. Now, around sixty-five years later, one in thirty Canadians can count a war bride in their family tree (Jarratt, 2009). Through determination to stay in Canada despite huge culture shock, sheer hard work, and despite their hasty marriages, the British war brides of the Second World War have, and are continuing though new...   [tags: World War II, Canada]
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The Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War - The Tet Offensive on January 31, 1968 became known as the turning point for the entire Vietnam War. Using diversionary tactics months in advance of the Tet Offensive drew the American forces away from cities and key military sites. This led to a simultaneous assault on over more than 100 cities in South Vietnam. Reclaiming South Vietnam building by building left little choices for the American military and turned 1968 into the bloodiest year of the war. The decisions before, during and after the offensive opened the blind eyes of the American people to the truth of the North Vietnamese Army capabilities....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The History of the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War took two decades of twentieth century and it was the longest and the most difficult war in American history. Robert Buzzanco claims that Americans were not involved in the conflict from its beginning, because they were not interested in Vietnam at the end of World War II. It has changed when Americans became aware of European politics and western economic expansion which were connected with Indochina. Such as World War II was the major turning point in case of Vietnamese struggle for liberalism and social revolution, the Vietnam War had strong impact on America in the 1960s....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays] 1410 words
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The Korean War And Its Origins - Russia and the United States began their relationship as allies when Russia disregarded the non aggression pact they signed with Germany in 1939, effectively sealing Germany’s fate in World War II. Korea, like Germany, had been occupied by Soviet and United States forces at the end of World War II. Korea was split in half via the 38th parallel after the Japanese Empire fell near the end of the conflict. The soviets occupied the north side of the line and the Americans occupied the south....   [tags: The Korean War, 1945-1953]
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Causes of The American Civil War - "War is the unfolding of miscalculations." - Barbara Tuchman Lasting from 1861 to 1865, the Civil War is considered the bloodiest war in American history. However, the Civil War had seemingly been a long time coming. There were many events that took place within the fifteen years leading up to the Civil War that foreshadowed the eventual secession of seven “cotton states” from the Union. The end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, the Dred Scott Decision of 1857, John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859, and the outcome of the Presidential Election of 1860 all helped contribute to southern secession and the s...   [tags: American Civil War] 2128 words
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The Effects of War on a Person - When asked how he felt about the deaths of 9 /11, Pablo Sequera , a 22 year old US army soldier in Iraq said "I wanted to bomb the fuck out of every single one of them towel heads". Now fighting in Iraq he says he has grown more sympathy and understanding toward Middle Eastern people. "Actually being up close, watching how they live every day in violence, has given me even more ambition to help them gain freedom" said Sequera. War will always change a person whether it's physically or mentally, a soldier never leaves the way he came in....   [tags: War Cause Effect Iraq] 1318 words
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The Causes of World War I - World war one or otherwise known as the Great War or the War To End Wars embarked in 1914 and carried on for 4 long years (cessation in 1918). Many countries (in particular those with an Empire) enlisted in the war. Furthermore, a collection of countries would congregate and form what is called an Alliance. World War one consisted of two major Alliances, the first were the Allies dubbed the Triple Entente and the Central Powers dubbed the Triple Alliance. The Triple Alliance involved Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy where as the Triple Entente consisted of Britain, France and Russia....   [tags: World War I] 1978 words
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Causes of the First World War - What were the causes of the first world war. Many people believe, that the First World War was caused by the assassination of the heir to the empire of Austria-Hungry, Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand. However, I believe, there were many other more important causes that could have started the war. For example: the rivalry of countries, the alliances (Triple Entente and Triple Alliance), the industries of Britain and Germany, Militarism, Rivalry and many more. Firstly, Germany was trying to expand its empire, and Britain and France had large empires....   [tags: World War I] 765 words
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The Vietnam War's Effects on Soldiers - After the Vietnam War, soldiers suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder in countless numbers. The trauma they saw, endured, and witnessed forever changed and scared their lives. Men, like Tim O'Brien the author of the novel The Things They Carried, suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder and it took them years to regain their lives after their return home. In the excerpt from his novel, O'Brien shows the reader how the men endured this mind-altering experience in the jungles of Vietnam through the details of all the items the men carry....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The Major Causes of the Civil War - During the early nineteenth century the United States began to split, but at the middle of the century people views started to become more concrete and so separation in the Union became more drastic. From 1850 to 1861 it was apparent that the union was separating into the North and the South. The Constitution played a major role in the separation that was occurring. Through sectional favoritism of bits and pieces of the Constitution and through ideas that were left out of it, the Constitution led to sectional discord and nearly the failure of the union....   [tags: civil war, USA, history,] 906 words
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The Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War - January 31, 1968 marks the new lunar year for the Vietnamese and also the start of the Tet offensive. This crucial offensive is considered the turning point of the Vietnam War. This series of battles can be best understood by examining the events that led up to the conflict, the strategies and principles applied in the battle, and end results of the movement. Throughout the second half of 1967 the government had become anxious due to reports of declining public support for its Vietnam policies....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The Road to the American Civil War - The majority of speculations regarding the causes of the American Civil War are in some relation to slavery. While slavery was a factor in the disagreements that led to the Civil War, it was not the solitary or primary cause. There were three other, larger causes that contributed more directly to the beginning of the secession of the southern states and, eventually, the start of the war. Those three causes included economic and social divergence amongst the North and South, state versus national rights, and the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dred Scott case....   [tags: American History, CIvil War]
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Overview of the War of the Rif - The Rif Army The war of the Rif, also known as the second Moroccan War, was fought from 1920 to 1926. Spain, France and the Moroccan Berbers, of the Rif’s mountain region, had joined forces to take control and divide the country of Morocco into even parts. The reason behind this was because they wanted power, like most imperializing countries strive for. What the invading force did not know was that this was not going to be an easy task. The Rifs, the indigenous tribes of Morocco had joined forces to fight this super power using guerrilla warfare that devastated the Spanish and French forces....   [tags: second moroccan war, france]
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The Role of Socialization of Children in War - For over 20 years, the Lord's Resistance Army has been at war with the government of Uganda, causing a civil war. The Army's Rebel Groups, have attacked small villages, resulting in thousands of innocent deaths, and the abduction of children to fight with the rebels. In order to maintain these organizations, the Rebel Groups are faced with the difficult task of recruiting individuals. With limited available resources, the Rebel Groups cannot offer any appealing incentives to their recruits, but require complete loyalty (Vermeij, 2009)....   [tags: Socialization, Child development, War, ] 1317 words
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A History of the Cold War - “As crossfire raked his body, the second boy fell back onto the strip of now churning sand. Wounded, moaning for help, he lay only 300 yards from a unit of United States troops. But the American commanding general issued orders: ‘Stand fast. Do nothing.’ Fifty-five minutes later Peter Fetcher was dead, and his body was carried away into the recesses of the city from which he had tried to escape.” This excerpt, from The Cold War: From Yalta To Cuba by Robin W. Winks shows how, despite its name, the Cold War was anything but cold....   [tags: The Truth About the Cold War]
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The Cold War and the Ideological Battle - ... The USSR supported anti-colonialism, while the US focused on either preventing independence or swaying new states towards capitalism, like their ally in South Africa. Many Western states viewed the nationalist movement as a Communist plot, such as France’s attitudes to the independence of Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, while other African states, like Egypt allied with the Soviets. The Congo, the center of Africa, would act as a perfect battleground for the two forces to clash. The United States, as a Western, imperialist power, was against decolonization, and created or supported institutes that harmed African societies seeking independence....   [tags: cold war, neocolonialism, congo] 1183 words
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The American Civil War Was Inevitable - America’s transformation into the country we live in today has been formed through numerous events during its short history but the event that will split the United States into North versus South is truly one of the most defining events in American history. Through numerous events leading up to the start of the Civil War, I will attempt to show how the United States was destined for conflict and that the Civil War was inevitable. The first way I will show how the war could not be avoided will deal with the issue of slavery....   [tags: Civil War, America]
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The American Civil War Was Inevitable - The Civil War: one of the most pivotal and significant moments in the history of the United States of America. The dividing of a newly birthed nation upon itself - the turmoil created threatened to collapse a unified yearning for independence. A nation once united by the solace of solidarity, once tread on by the tyranny of a motherland, once triumphant in a fight for freedom, became segregated by principle. Power and greed fueled a dichotomy between color and people which repercussions' lingered in the air of America for the better part of two centuries, and quite possibly more to come....   [tags: Civil War, North, South]
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Perceptions of the Cold War - This is an interview project with the goal of discovering how people understand the Cold War. In this essay, I will analyze how people understand the Cold War today. I will explain to what extent their definition or understanding of the Cold War differs from the definition provided. I will explain why the respondents’ understanding of the Cold War is different from the way the Cold War is defined in this course or explain why the respondents’ definition is similar to the way the Cold War is defined in this course....   [tags: Cold War Interviews]
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Civil War in the United States - In 1861, a lawyer from Illinois was the new President and states were seceding quickly in the belief that this new president would support the abolishment of slavery and, therefore, the disestablishment of southern states’ rights. A war fought between brothers, fathers, sons, and cousins destroyed the American union at a pivotal time in American history. With the shots fired at Fort Sumter, a war would begin that would not only change the course of history but would reconstruct the nation into an almost unrecognizable form....   [tags: american history, american war] 738 words
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The Vietnam War and Iraq - During the Vietnam War, between 1955 and 1984, fifty-eight thousand Americans lost their lives, as well as over three-million Vietnamese lost theirs. The financial cost to the United States comes to over one hundred-fifty-billion dollars. The causes of the Vietnam War were derived from the symptoms, components and consequences of the Cold War. The Vietnam War revolved around America’s belief that communism was a threat to expand all over South East Asia. With this being said the Vietnam War was both a nationalist and communist movement, unsuccessful in America’s regards, comparable to the war in Iraq, a poor man’s war, led to the downfall of Lyndon B....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The American Civil War Was Inevitable - "A house divided against itself cannot stand" were the words of Abraham Lincoln in a republican convention on June 17,1858 in Illinois. The inevitable debate over slavery, popular sovereignty, the publishing of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Lincoln's election would eventually have brothers versus brothers fighting each other in a bloody war. Religion, economics and the lost of power made the civil war an inevitable one. Popular sovereignty is the ideal that people could choose their laws such ideal Lewis Cass first brought up....   [tags: Civil War, Lincoln]
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Opposition to the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War or “the war that America didn’t win,” was a conflict that took place in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The U.S. got involved in this war because of its policy of containment against communism. This war, however, was about a lot more than about winning or losing, particularly for the American people. During the war and most of the 1960’s, American citizens were protesting several issues. Throughout most of the 1960’s and the early 1970’s, protests for civil rights, women’s rights, and other issues increased tensions between the U.S....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays] 1503 words
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Was the Vietnam War Justified? - Introduction “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War.” (Richard M. Nixon, 1985) Despite almost half a century of retrospect, numerous studies, and the declassification of military documents, former President Nixon’s assertion still holds truth. Of all the wars that the United States has fought in, the Vietnam War has compelled the most Americans to question what we were fighting for and why. Was the Vietnam War a just war. The Just War Theory The Just War Theory has been shaped over the centuries by historians and philosophers....   [tags: The Just War Theory]
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Protests Against the Vietnam War - James A. Baldwin once said, “The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose” (BrainyQuote.com). In the 1960s, “the man” was youth across the country. The Vietnam war was in full force, and students across the country were in an outrage. Society needed an excuse to rebel against the boring and safe way of life they were used to; Vietnam gave them the excuse they needed. Teenagers from different universities came together and formed various organizations that protested the Vietnam war for many reasons....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The American Civil War Was Inevitable - The Civil War between the North and South was the result of two cultures that economically, morally, and legally clashed on almost all levels. The steadily growing conflict between the two parts of the union makes it hard to pinpoint the origin or the cause of the resulting war. The conflict arose from a nation thats geographical areas had slowly grown apart in their ideals and also their source of income, which is often the cause of strife between battling regions. This rift driven between the two areas gradually increased from one state disagreeing with the other in policy to an imaginary line drawn, dividing the nation into the North and the South....   [tags: Civil War, North, South]
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Causes of World War I - World War One, also known as “The Great War” and “The First Modern War” was a very large scale war lasting over four years, involving nations from around the world and ultimately killing more than twenty million people. The cause of this war cannot be accredited to one single event but rather an assassination of a nation’s leader and many political philosophies including militarism, nationalism, imperialism and the formation of alliances. On Sunday June twenty-eighth 1914 in Sarajevo Bosnia the Archduke of Austria-Hungary, Francis Ferdinand, was shot and killed by an eighteen year old Bosnian Serb nationalist by the name of Gavrilo Princip....   [tags: World War I]
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American Anticommunism and the Cold War - American anticommunism stems from a history of fear, and want of control over individuals, and groups of people who are defined as “others”. In this case “others”, is a term attributed to American citizens who were a part of, or held any relation or affiliation with the American Communist Party. Before them, it was immigrants; and before them it was African Americans, and Native Americans (Schrecker, 13). This fear and want of control over the American Communist Party, which immediately started after WWI in America, during the Red Scare of 1919-20; was used by the Republican and Democratic Parties, and their constituents, to gain and hold support in the United States government, and to atte...   [tags: Cold War Essays]
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Guerrilla Warfare: The Vietnam War - ... Third , background selection and conventional guerrilla tactics in the war . Fourth, the case study of the Vietnam War - America. Lastly, I will convey the conclusion of this essay . 1 . Meaning of Victory in War of words ...... 261 War is a way to achieve political goals of a country . Where the decision for war was not in the hands of politicians dtangan military commander . But the tactics and strategy used is certainly a decision of the military commander . Here, the role of a commander to determine what strategy or tactics to use in order to win the battle so that the war can be won by his party ....   [tags: the Second Indochina War]
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Music During the Vietnam War - In the nineteen sixties almost half of the American population were young adults. Because of this, the sixties were an age of youth and there was a generation gap that America had never seen before. Many of the baby boomers were at risk of being drafted into the Vietnam War. This war brought on revolutionary and innovative ways of thinking. The young people of this decade wanted change and this brought a huge difference in culture from the conservative fifties. Inspiration for many of the songs and lyrics of the time came from the Vietnam War....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The American Civil War Was Inevitable - The Civil War was inevitable in many reasons. The economic and industrial evolution was mainly in the North side of the United States while the South was just a cotton kingdom, Slave Empire. Also both were completely opposites of one another when it was about freeing the slaves or hiring more. With many debates there has to be sides that would be separated especially if the president has so much hate from the people. With that being said, since many want opposing ideas, the Civil War becomes much evitable....   [tags: Civil War, Lincoln, Cotton]
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Limitations in Civil War Medicine - From 1861 to 1865, civil war broke loose and resulted in the many deaths of Americans. The blame for this tragedy is not due to the conflict alone, but due to the standards of medicine during the mid 1800s. Today we have the luxury of antibiotics and anesthetics to cure aliments and a much higher chance of surviving an injury or a common disease like malaria. Unfortunately, during the civil war, medical practitioners had to resort to primal methods in saving a civil war soldier’s life. Civil war soldiers lost their limbs and lives to injuries and diseases that would have been avoidable today....   [tags: american history, civil war]
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Australia in the Vietnam War - Australia first became a part of the Vietnam War effort in July 1962, when we sent over the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV). Our involvement in the war can ultimately be contributed to two major points, which are the our alliance with the United States as well as the fear of communism reaching Australia and seizing control of our nation. The Introduction of the “National Service Scheme” (Conscription) In 1964 caused a major uproar from the Australian public and would play a key role in our involvement in the war effort....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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America and the Korean War - With the Allies achieving victory in Europe and Japan, Korea, which had been occupied by Japan since 1910, would be placed under the temporary control of Russia and the United States. Korea was divided into two separate states at the thirty-eighth parallel with Russia holding the North and America holding the South (Uschan 36). As the relationship between Russia and America turned for the worse, leading to the Cold war, both attempted to gain as many allies as possible to support them (Bachrach 11)....   [tags: History, Cold War] 820 words
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Australia and the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War, a counter-insurgency conflict waged between North Vietnamese Communist forces and their South Vietnamese ­opposition, was one that many of its participants are not like to forget. It spanned over a period of approximately 10 years (1962-1972); Australia's involvement lasted for the entirety of this, and was spent alongside their South Vietnamese and U.S. counterparts. The Vietnam War, was Australia longest ever fought in combat, at a cost of 520 Australian soldiers dead and over 20,000 wounded on foreign soil....   [tags: communism, australian soldiers, war]
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Theory of War - Theory of War The Theory of War is an ideology of what is acceptable in the context of war which covers aspects of war including reasonable cause, treatment of prisoners, what kind of tactics are aloud, and so. All of these are split in to two different categories; with one being the right to go to war, and the conduct of war. Many influences of the Theory of War include many Christian ideals which can reflect religions impact on the world. Some of the first known ideas that relate to the Theory of War date back to 400 BCE with the Mahabrarata, an Indian epic which doesn't directly establish war theory but lays down some of the principles of war theory in concern with how war should be co...   [tags: Treatment of Prisoners, World War II]
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Prisoners of War During WWII - Wars have essentially been the backbone of history. A war can make or break a country. As the result of war, a country can lose or gain territory and a war directly impacts a countries’ economy. When we learn about wars in schools we usually are taught about when they start, major events/ battles, and when they end. It would take a year or two to cover one war if we were to learn about everything. One thing that is commonly overlooked and we take for granted, is prisoners of war. Most people think of concentration camps and the millions of Jews that suffered when prisoners and war are mentioned in the same sentence....   [tags: World War II]
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Causes of World War Two - When historians and common people alike look back at the Second World War, one person stands out among all of the people who had a part, Adolf Hitler. His atrocities and crimes are well documented across the world but one question which has many people puzzled is, why did the people of Germany support Hitler and his Nazi regime. Also how much were the German people to blame for the events that occurred during the National Socialist Party’s regime. Were they just to blame as Hitler himself or did they have no fault in what was going on....   [tags: Causes of World War II]
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Hollywood and the Vietnam War - Human history has been kept alive through a variety of mediums over the centuries. Throughout much of time, stories were told verbally to younger generations while written records and artifacts enhanced the story’s authenticity. In the late 19th and early 20th century, technology revolutionized story-telling with the invention of the video camera. Rather than hearing anecdotal stories about historic events, people could now see images of events happening all over the world. In addition, motion pictures were created to present fictional and non-fictional stories for education and entertainment....   [tags: Vietnam War Movies]
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Music During the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War didn't only affect the people at war, the people at home, the government, but it also affected the music industry during the 1960's. There were numerous of songs written and sung during this time period that reflected the chaos that America was experiencing. Marvin Gaye, Johnnie Wright, and Edwin Starr were just three of the many musicians that chose to express their displeasure with current politics, but of all the songs written, these men produced some of the most memorable....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Causes of the Civil War - A major conflict in the United States’ history is the American Civil War. Many causes led to the Civil War. This all happened around the mid 1800s. It was a conflict between the Northern and Southern states. Both sides had their own view on slavery, and their separate views caused contentions between the two. Both had different views on whether to expand or stop slavery growth to the West, or have slavery at all. The biggest cause was a social difference between slave and anti-slave states. Also, the growth of the abolition movement added to the turmoil....   [tags: civil war, USA, history,]
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The Vietnam War Was Unethical - The United States began to send troops to Vietnam to support French in 1950’s. During the following 25 years, the ensuing wars would cost 5 million people’s life and create a series of domestic tension in the U.S, like Vietnam War protest movement and the Military Draft. Even though the Vietnam War had been considered as the only war that American ever lost, but many Americans believed it was a noble cause. Like President Johnson had said in 1965, “We have made a national pledge to help South Vietnam defend its independence....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays] 784 words
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Causes of the Cold War - There are several who have a different approach of whether it’s the U.S or the Soviets’ fault for causing the Cold War. In reality, they have always had clashing ideologies and different structures of government that have played a major role in leading them to embark upon such a distrustful relationship. Furthermore, the Soviets distrusted the U.S way before WWII when they intervened in the Russian Civil War and didn’t recognize the Soviet Union until 1933. As a result, during and after WWII, the Soviets were determined to dominate European countries with their own political agenda to become the hegemonic power and believed the U.S....   [tags: Origin of the Cold War] 860 words
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American Masculinity: Defined By War - War has been a mainstay of human civilization since its inception thousands of years ago, and throughout this long and colorful history, warriors have almost exclusively been male. By repeatedly taking on the fundamentally aggressive and violent role of soldier, Man has slowly come to define Himself through these violent experiences. Although modern American society regulates the experiences associated with engaging in warfare to a select group of individuals, leaving the majority of the American public emotionally and personally distant from war, mainstream American masculinity still draws heavily upon the characteristically male experience of going to war....   [tags: War and American Masculinity]
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Casualties of World War I - The First World War witnessed an appalling number of casualties. Due partly to this fact, some historians, developed the perception that commanders on both sides dependence on only one disastrous approach to breaking the stalemate. These historians attributed the loss of life to the reliance on soldiers charging across no-man’s land only to be mowed down by enemy machineguns. The accuracy of this, however, is fallacious since a variety of tactics existed on both sides. The main reason for battlefield success and eventual victory came from the transformation of battlefield tactics; nevertheless, moral played a major role by greatly affecting the development of new tactics and the final outcom...   [tags: World War I] 973 words
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The Cold War: Rocky Flats - The Cold war was a time of fear in the United States. After World War II ended in 1945 there was still tension between communist and non-communist countries, namely the United States and Russia, then the USSR. They had been allies against Hitler because he was a common enemy, but once the war was over they split (Donoghue, 2014, para.5). The cold war became a power struggle, each nation trying to outdo each other and show their strength. The perceived nuclear threat [was] an ever present shadow in American life as these weapons were created (Iversen, 2012, p.5)....   [tags: colorado, world war II]
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The Iraq War - The war in Iraq brought about many divisions within the United States and within the world itself. It took in place in the very volatile Middle East between many political factions from around the globe. The Iraq war was a war that lasted from March 20, 2003- December 15, 2011. The Iraq war occurred because the U.S. thought that Saddam Hussein was connected to al-Qaeda, the group responsible for the 9/11 attack. The U.S. also believed they were hiding WMDs or weapons of mass destruction. All of the war occurred in Iraq because the main goal of the war was to capture Saddam Hussein and inspect Iraq for WMDs....   [tags: United States, Middle East, War]
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The Cold War - In the immediate aftermath of WWII, the world was split into two opposing camps that, though they did not fight directly, were actively engaged in the Cold War. This war did not end until the USSR broke apart in 1991. The Cold War was both created and prolonged by the interconnected economic and ideological tensions of the East and West Blocs. The ideological systems of the two powers were viewed as being complete opposites in their goals and experienced increasing animosity toward each other. This in turn influenced the economic policies that drove the main powers of the Cold War even further apart....   [tags: American History, Soviet Union, War] 972 words
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Cold War Analysis - Robert Jervis’s article The Impact of the Korean War on the Cold War asserts that the Korean war resolved the incoherence that characterized U.S. foreign policy and its defense efforts between 1946-1950. This established important new lines of policy. In addition, if the Korean War did not happen, then other events could not have happened. Moreover, the author analyzes these theories to outline the cold war and its deeply rooted factors that contribute to a bipolar American economic system (563-564)....   [tags: History, War] 857 words
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The Vietnam War: The War that Never Was - A common mistake among the general public is to talk about the Vietnam War. Technically, it never was declared a war; President Johnson never asked for a declaration of war. It was called the Vietnamese Conflict. He instead only asked for a resolution that would give him the authority to take "all necessary measures to repel any armed attack" against U.S. forces and "to prevent further aggression" (Dougherty). So, with this kind of all-powerful resolution, was there even a necessity for declaring war....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Overivew of Vietnam War - Between the cessation of the Second World War and the onset of the 21st Century, the United States of America and the Soviet Union were embroiled in a geopolitical standoff known as the Cold War. In this international “game” of strategic maneuvers and incidents, both nations attempted to assert their influence over other states in what was essentially an ideological clash between democracy/capitalism and communism/socialism. Although the Cold War did not involve a full-scale, direct military confrontation between both powers, this notion manifested itself in the form of proxy wars and sub-conflicts....   [tags: Cold War, History]
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Afghanistan: The Unnecessary War? - Soldiers are often considered robots, meaning they have no real concern about the battle they are fighting. This is not true, especially in the case of the war on terrorism. If one were to ask a soldier what he thought of the war in Afghanistan, he would immediately tell you that it is a necessary war to keep the United States safe from the terrorists. Unfortunately, Americans do not think the same way soldiers or the families of soldiers do. Most Americans believe the war is a waste of time, money, and American resources....   [tags: War on Terror, Afghanistan]
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World War II History - World War II killed more people, destroyed more property, disrupted more lives, and probably had more far-reaching consequences than any other war in history. It brought about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power and led to the rise of the Soviet Union. The exact number of people killed because of the war will never be known. Many nations came together to form the Axis. As they’re opposite the Allies totaled fifty nations by the end of the war. The early stages of the war are what got the attention of the U.S....   [tags: communist, pearl harbor, war]
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The Inter-War Years (1919-1938) - After World War I, Woodrow Wilson, the president of the United States of America, created fourteen points in order to develop peace throughout the European nations. The first five points stated general peace clauses between the warring countries. He put forth the five points to ensure a tranquil environment in which the European countries can function without trouble. The last point also dealt with sense of a peace intention. It asked for a general association of the European countries to confirm national integrity (Wilson’s Fourteen Points 1)....   [tags: After World War I]
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A Deeper Look at The Civil War - War is often thought of as an act, or perhaps numerous acts of violence that are used to settle conflicts between nations. These events can be studied by breaking them up into battles, or campaigns, but other factors are also in play, such as the economic, cultural, social or military issues. All of these, and of course many more made a difference in the way the Civil War was fought, as well as the way that the post war era was handled. There is no doubt that slavery was part of the issues involved in the Civil War, but it was by no means the only reason....   [tags: The American Civil War, history, informative] 2503 words
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The American Army in the Mexican War - During the 19th century, the United States had two armies. Authorized by congress in 1789, the first was the standing army called as U.S. army. This force consisted of officers commissioned by Congress and men who joined for a five year period. In 1792. Congress created an auxiliary army called as militia. The U.S. army was a national force while the militia was the armies of various states. The militia could be called for federal service: to execute the laws, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions....   [tags: Mexican American War, American History]
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The Vietnam War Draft - Being a young adult between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five can be very difficult. I know this because I am twenty-two years old. At this age, there are many concerns about the future and a career. Making many important decisions which will affect the rest of your life is common during these ages. This is the age when the majority of people are getting married, having families, and buying houses of their own. Many young men and women of this age group are graduating from college and ready to start their careers....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays] 1594 words
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The History of the American Civil War - The American Civil war, also know as the War Between the States, was a bloody war to end slavery. It all started with eleven states seceding from the Union to form their own nation to be able to enslave the African American. The eleven states formed the Confederate States of America, also known as Confederacy, under their president Jefferson Davis. The Civil war came about in 1861 as the North wanted stop the eleven southern states from seceding and forming their own nation just so they can uphold slavery....   [tags: American, Civil war, USA, history, ] 1154 words
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World War 1: A Tragedy of Miscalculation - World War 1: A Tragedy of Miscalculation To some extent, the outbreak of the First World War was a tragedy of miscalculation. Austria declared war on Serbia, in the hope that it would only be a short and local war. Germany had miscalculated the risk of a two-front war. Germany’s war plan – the Schlieffen Plan, inevitably involved France, Russia, Belgium and Britain. In “The war to end all wars”, Germany also did not take into calculation the ‘Domino Effect’ of the alliances between France, Russia and Britain....   [tags: World War I, First World War] 798 words
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The French and Indian War Led to the Revolutionary War - The French and Indian War, which happened between 1754 and 1763 was a stepping-stone for what would become known as the Revolutionary War. The French and Indian War was originally a dispute over the Ohio River Valley. The French considered it their territory, where as the English considered it theirs. While it was a territorial dispute between the countries, the war took place in the colonies. The colonist fought bravely beside the British, whereas the Indians sided with the French. At the beginning all the countries wanted was to claim the Ohio River Valley as their own; however, the outcome of the war was very different....   [tags: French and Indian Wa, Revolutionary War, history, ] 800 words
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Was War Against The Confederate States of America Justified? - The Civil War was a trying time in American History; societies crumbled, lives were lost, and a nation was torn apart in order to be made whole. However, was this conflict inevitable. Were the North and the South destined to battle out their differences. Were the decisions made by President Abraham Lincoln to make war on the CSA justified. While there is much deliberation on this topic, the final answer is yes to each and every question. The North and the South, though they shared many similarities, were irreparably divided over the slavery issue, such that conflict could not be avoided....   [tags: The Civil War]
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The Turning Point of World War II - The Battle of Midway - World War II, along with its numerous battles, brought great tension between two of the strongest countries during the 1940s: the United States and Japan. Conflict between these two countries started with Japan’s push past Chinese borders into Manchuria in search of the natural resources Japan lacks. At first, the United States avoided military action with Japan by waging economic warfare on them. This economic pressure included the passing of the Neutrality Act, which prohibited the sale of weapons to nations at war (Nash 513)....   [tags: War in the Pacific]
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The Cold War of 1946-1991 - Cold War 1946-1991 Introduction: The end of World War II did not end the disputed but unexpectedly causing the conflict between allied countries, led to an era known as the “Cold War”. Roughly lasted from the close of Second World War (1946) to the end of 1980s, this is a stage of political conflict, proxy wars and economic competition rather than military combat between the Communist represented by Soviet Union and the powers of Western world primarily United Stated. Although many times it appeared that both military forces would engaged in a major battle, turning the war into “hot”, the two sides just expressed the conflict through military coalition, arms races and technological competiti...   [tags: world war II, communism, allies]
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How Do Military Hilitorians Explain War? - How do military historians explain war. To answer a question like this, one must look to the scholarship. However, works alone cannot explain the total scope of war, which means that historians take from the scholarship, and input what they deem necessary to the explanation of war. The Western experiences of war shaped the outcome of further study into warfare. Authors like Victor Davis Hanson, John Lynn, John Keegan, Martin van Creveld, and Niall Ferguson explain in detail to what extent the Western way of war is superior to any other....   [tags: History War]
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