The Effects Of The Vietnam War: The Draft

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“You will kill ten of us, we will kill one of you, but in the end, you will tire of it first”. This Quote by Vietnam leader Ho Chi Men shows just how far the Vietnamese were willing to go to defend their country. The Vietnam War was a disaster for the United States and still affects Americans today. One of the biggest questions about the Vietnam War was The Draft. The Draft was a highly debated topic during the Vietnam War. The Draft is where Americans are chosen in a lottery format to fight in the war. The Vietnam War was affected by the draft and still affects people today. It affected America because of the people that it chose and their families, the amount of people that tried to escape and the protesting that came along with it,…show more content…
Among those still suffering are several veterans who have felt forgotten, unappreciated, and even discriminated against. For some of them the trauma of their battle experiences or their physical disabilities have shattered their lives. For even more, adjustment to civilian life has not been easy.” (Physiological effects6) The war played such a huge part on the American soldiers that many who had been dealing with hard physical or emotional times often looked to certain things for an outlet or happiness to get away from the…show more content…
to join. Not only did the United States lose the war to Vietnam but also the amount of casualties that were suffered was detrimental to families everywhere. The Draft was a terrible idea for the U.S. to implant in America. It caused the wrong people to be chosen who never wanted anything to do with the war in the first place. It caused many Americans to flee to Canada and disappear from the U.S. completely. Lastly, it caused much physical and mental harm to people who didn’t even believe in what they were fighting for. Ho Chi Min was right when he said the U.S. would tire and give up. The draftees weren’t ready for Vietnam, neither was
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