Soldiers were wishing it was them that had died and not one of their brothers. Some soldiers had committed suicide years after war had ended because of the guilt they had felt for living. (Fallstrom). The soldiers didn’t only have emotions after war they had some during war. A war veteran had said “every time I pull the trigger, I was killing a little bit inside me.
Many people didn’t know it at the time, but Tet was actually a U.S. victory. The North Vietnamese destroyed over a hundred South Vietnamese cities, but the amount of casualties that the North Vietnamese incurred rendered the Tet Offensive as a U.S. victory. In conclusion, the media’s influence on the Vietnam War forever altered the way that Americans view media, and the way that the networks produce their media. By the end of the 1960’s, Americans’ opinion on the war was mostly because of the way the media, especially television reporters, portrayed the war. Not only did Americans not believe in the war anymore, most politicians didn’t either.
The anti-war movement is war a social movement during the Vietnam War to show to allow people to express their opinions on the war. The number of people who participated in anti-war movements started out low, but as the involvement of the United States persisted the numbers began to rise. The people involved in the movement ranged from college students to political figures. People were angry at the government for forcing the American people to sit back and watch as large amounts of money were being spent and as the causality number grew. During the 1960s the Anti-war Movement became a something larger than most people expected.
The Vietnam Veterans in America suffered from social, physical, and psychological problems that only complicated their relationship with society and is portrayed statistically and through examples from soldiers since the day they returned from the battlefield. The Vietnam War was an extremely controversial war that took the lives of many Americans and resulted in America’s first losing campaign. The U.S. was involved in Vietnam since World War II supporting Ho Chi Minh and his Communist forces against Japanese occupation. After the result of an incident involving two US vessels, President Lynden Johnson ordered jets to bom... ... middle of paper ... ...amongst the society and the individual soldiers may roam for years to come. Hopefully the next time America is faced with entering war the players come home from the championship game with a win and a remarkable homecoming.
The movement gained popularity due to the growing American disapproval towards the Vietnam War and The Draft. This movement has also contributed to peace organizations, congressional laws, and has produced antiwar scholarship.
Vietnam Many believe that America's involvement in the Vietnam War was a disaster. The majority of the men and women fighting in the war had little or no idea why they were there in the first place. The staggering number of lives that was lost cannot and will not be overlooked. The importance of this war was decimated, and the actions of political leaders were scrutinized by there own people as well as other countries. One question that comes to mind when thinking about the Vietnam War is our reasoning for entering the war and what our enemies thought about America's intervention in the war.
bloodiness. Families and friends of those fighting just wanted their loved ones to come home safe and sound. Because of the rising tension, when President Nixon pushed the war further everyone was outraged. Not only was there a war in Vietnam, there was now a war at home as well. This dramatic event had lasting effects on the country in more than one way.
The negative opinion from the public about the Vietnam war had a direct effect on the number of PTSD cases after the war. Although the Vietnam war was fought in extremely brutal weather and natural conditions, the public opinion regarding the war took a toll on the poor veterans just as much so, if not more. However, to truly understand how PTSD works, it must be looked at in detail. PTSD (Post Traumatic S... ... middle of paper ... ...tp://winoverptsd.com/wp/category/disturbing-facts-about-vietnam-veterans/. Sitikoff, Harvard.
The war gained national attention and caused chaos and pandemonium nationwide. Communism played a key role in the citizens’ lives that they were willing to fight for all the freedom they deserved. The war was clearly a great calamity and caused distress worldwide. The war was so vital that some of the impacts can still be seen in Vietnam today and some people are still trying to recover from it. The war was definitely a remarkable time in American history and will be in our memories forever.
Vietnam served as a lesson to many during its time, and even today affects the decisions of our leaders, who still feel the sting of the war’s damage. The positive outcomes are often overlooked due to some of the war’s more bloody events. Because of this, I believe that more people need to see the positive effects to fully understand the war and its significance. Works Cited "www.history.com." .