To most people now and then see that Vietnam was a war that was not winnable. Also that the draft was unfair and we should not have sent those young men to dying for a belief. Tension in these event were the direct result of the Anti-War movement and protests in America. We look back at the War and see all the mistakes from it and hopefully we have learned from those and we will never have to be in the same boat as they were.
The bombing also cause many post traumas for many families. First of all, President Truman shouldn’t have initiated this savage way of ending a war. He could’ve found an alternate route by either cutting of the Japanese’s supplies and resources and force the people to surrender. Also Truman could’ve just fought out the war with Japan instead of just bombing their land and killing many innocent lives. According to Truman’s diary, Truman even wrote in his diaries that he did not know how extensive and lethal this nuclear bomb was.
Another reason Slaughterhouse-Five is an a... ... middle of paper ... ... go down in that stick and work" (214). This scene shows a horrific reality because it exposes the gruesome deaths of many innocent people during the bombing. It also displays the terrible reality that a whole city population could be wiped out in just one bombing. In conclusion, Slaughterhouse-Five is an anti-war novel because Vonnegut, the character, says it is in the first chapter, the terrible damage it left on Billy, and how it exposes war's horrifying practices. Knowing these elements, one might wonder why people still have wars.
Leading up to the Vietnam War the U.S was living in great fear of communism spreading throughout the world. Politicians and the American people feared the ‘domino theory’. According to our class lecture, the domino theory is the fear that the U.S coul... ... middle of paper ... ... to not understanding the Vietnamese people. Baritz wrote that “North Vietnam finally won its war because it was willing to accept more death than we considered rational” (Hollitz 287). The large amount of bombs that the U.S dropped on North Vietnam was almost pointless, as the Northern Vietnamese were willing to lose all of those people if it gave them an ultimate victory in the war.
America supported leaders like Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, the Somoza family in Nicaragua, and... ... middle of paper ... ...urred. Looking back on the Cold War was completely unnecessary. The Cold War was simply what happens when people with irrational fears and extreme paranoia have power. The spread of Communism would not have happened any faster or slower whether the United States provided aid in Latin America because ultimately Communism influence in the United States would spread because of people in the United States. For not being an actual declared war, the Cold War was still deadly and it happening at the same time as many civil wars in Latin America only made matters worse because of how countries outside of Lain America pulled the region into the conflict.
The influence of the media was a problem because at the start of the war, they were reporting and talking about how communism was the enemy, but as it went on the media started to spread the message that there were things going on that were in the wrong. An example of this was the my lai massacre which took so many innocent lives for the recovery of two weapons. The reason this was made even worse was because the government had kept it from the public for a year after it had happened, so the people felt their trust was neglected. They tried to show people what was happening, taking pictures of children running from napalm attacks, innocent people being held prisoner or murdered. Because of this, the American public thought this was happening all the time and went against the war.
Later in the war it was revealed that there were never any WMDs. So beyond the decision that was seemingly wrong after a decade of fighting to enter a way with Iraq, the US government lied to prolong the war and continue to waste resources. The reasons for going to war with Iraq were just and reasonable. Terrorists from Iraq attacked national monuments and important US buildings killing many innocent people. It turn, the bush administration put forth a statement to rid the middle east of their WMDs and to impose a “power house” of sorts to keep terrorism out of America.
Trust in the government was low because of the amount of secrecy that shrouded the intervention from the beginning. Vietnam had begun as an undeclared, remote war that the American public was never briefed on. The deaths of civilians in a coup against President Di... ... middle of paper ... ...king on an engine promotes the citizens of America to work harder so the army has more materials, showing that even normal citizens can take part in the war even if they were not fighting. Another good example of this is this next poster, “Production” (I need to find this picture). “Production” shows what Americans’ attitudes were and what we were fighting for to win the war.
This, to the American government, as well as the modern state’s view, is how to define peace: through militarism. The threat of weapons of mass destruction leading to the war in Iraq caused a different use of the word peace in the political justification for war. President George Bush expressed his concern fo... ... middle of paper ... ...one another if they say it is for the goal of reaching global peace. Wars will continue to be fought in order to obtain this arbitrary goal and the modern state will continue to support them, as they can justify their violence. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been fought for years and made little progress.
On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan and many innocent civilians died from the bomb. When the bomb was dropped, basically the whole city died, and many died after the explosion from radiation poisoning. I personally think that President Truman's decision wasn’t was justified, because it seems unethical to drop an atomic bomb in a heavily populated city where many innocent civilians died. The Japanese were already defeated and they were ready to surrender. World War 2 was mostly fought in Europe during 1939 to 1945.