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The War Of The World War II

- Oscar Wilde once said, “When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.” In reference World War II wilde has a point. In Europe more than 10 countries under axis control by 1941, even though the ‘hostile takeover’ of most of Europe began two years earlier. One of the many included the impressive country of France, which was conquered in 1940. One of the only countries left standing against the Axis Powers was the country of Great Britain which was hanging on by a thread following the Battle of Britain....   [tags: World War II, Empire of Japan]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ​“In July 1965, Lyndon Johnson chose to Americanize the war in Vietnam.” Although Johnson chose to enter America into the war, there were events previous that caused America to enter and take over the war. The South Vietnamese were losing the war against Communism – giving Johnson all the more reason to enter the war, and allowing strong American forces to help stop communism. There were other contributing factors leading up to the entrance of the war; America helped assist the French in the war, Johnson’s politics, the Tonkin Gulf Incident, and the 1954 Geneva Conference....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam]

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Seeking Power Through War and Destruction

- Human nature will always corrupt the mind of modern man and send him down the destructive path of war. Due to this, the chronology of war is a constant stream of events that have dated back to the creation of civilization. The inevitability of it is based off something within the mind, that we call human nature. This phoneme pulls the attentions of man towards the path of greatest gain in the quickest amount of time. A part of this is due to mans greed to obtain as much power as possible. Power doesn’t hold one meaning however, it can be broken down into many aspects of appeal for man, creating even more of attraction....   [tags: War]

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The War Of The American War

- The War Road to Freedom For nearly two hundred years, the bottom class of the social hierarchy in the colonies had gone abused and ignored, but the revolution gave them the chance to have a voice and make an impact. African Americans were finally able to make decisions and choices about their future. They were given hope and that hope was portrayed differently for each slave, whether they be located in the North or the South. The Revolutionary War transformed African American freedoms in many ways and that was shown through the evolution of their relationships....   [tags: American Civil War, Black people]

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The War And The Vietnam War

- June 2nd, 1944: A 2,200 ton, 376 foot long, steel beast was commissioned. This Allen M. Sumner class destroyer was given the name ‘USS Maddox’. She was named after captain William A. T. Maddox. The Maddox served the United States until 1969. She was decommissioned and put onto the naval reserve until 1973, when the ship was sold to Taiwan and given a new name, ROCS Po Yang. The Maddox served in 3 wars, but is most known for the Gulf of Tonkin incident. The Maddox participated in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War (USS Maddox)....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, World War II]

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The War Of World War Two

- Many times the buildup to World War two is mainly a discussion of politics in Europe. Both China and Japan were going through drastic social and political changes of their own. Japan would turn to industrialization and militarism, while China would mostly remain an agricultural society. This would lead to military clashes between the two nations in the desire for control of land within the region. This escalation of military strength would lead up to WWII, and arguably some of the first atrocities of the war itself....   [tags: World War II, Communism, Second Sino-Japanese War]

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The War World War I

- The US didn 't join World War 2 until after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, but needed help to finish the war and stop Hitler. The US government created war bonds, which were used to help raise money in the war effort. There were concerts, celebrities, commercials, and posters that were used to get people to buy war bonds to help in the war effort which they desperately needed to end the war. The poster I chose effectively uses rhetoric by reminding people of what World War 1 looked like....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Veteran, Need]

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The War Of The Civil War

- I am going to begin by making sure you are fully aware of what is really going on in Syria. They’re in the midst of a civil war. This war started with peaceful protests by citizens who wanted democracy in March 2011. These protests began because some teenagers painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall. These teenagers were taken, tortured, and killed. Security opened fire on the peaceful protesters in an attempt to put a quick end to the uprising. They failed. Rebel groups formed throughout the country and approached the capital in 2012....   [tags: Discrimination, Stereotype, American Civil War]

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War : War And Oil

- Since the end of World War 2, mankind has yet to see another conflict as bloody and violent. The repercussions of World War 2 amounted to 15 million combat deaths, 25 million wounded, and more than 40 million civilian casualties. It was a war that pitted more than 30 nations against each other and led waste to hundreds of cities. Aside from being a war of imperialism, revenge, and greed, it was also in a sense, a war of and for oil. In the fourth installment of The Prize titled, “War and Oil,” we look at the effects of oil on human-kinds bloodiest conflict....   [tags: World War II, Japan, Adolf Hitler, World War I]

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The War Of 1812 : The Forgotten War

- The War of 1812 is often considered as “The Forgotten War” in our American history. Schools and prior generations have not focused a lot of time and effort on learning about this vital war. However, many positive aftereffects came from this important war. Since 1803, France and Great Britain had been at war and Great Britain had created a blockade, which violated the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between America and France. Through a series of Orders in Council the British blockaded most of Europe’s seaports....   [tags: War of 1812, United States, James Madison]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Gerald Ford tried to persuade the Congress to send aid to South Vietnam, but they rejected his idea. One important factor of this war was on “April 30, 1975 North Vietnamese tanks crashed the gates of Saigon’s presidential place, signifying the end of America’s longest war” (20). No one ever expected the war to have this type of lasting affect on America further more it had many consequences were different than those of the cold war. The DOMINO THEORY only worked “in former French Indochina, with Laos and Cambodia also falling to Communist rebels in the spring of 1975” (21)....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- War is Finally Over The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial and politically opposed in history. It was one of the first wars to really been shown to the American public because a lot of the action was televised so the American public had a first person view of the war and they were outraged. It was not the fact that the United States did not win, which was the first time since the War of 1812 that they were not successful in their war agenda, but more of the fact the people did not believe the war really meant anything....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, South Vietnam]

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The Civil War Was A War Of Aggression

- The Civil War Was a War of Aggression That the Northerners Launched in the Name of Emancipation Although the American Civil War achieved emancipation objectively, it was essentially not about the freedom of slaves but an unconstitutional and aggressive war launched by the North. The northerners used slavery as their excuse to conquer the South. Just like Abraham Lincoln addressed in his speech in Baltimore, “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing”, the North and the South always had different understanding on liberty and freedom during the Civil War (doc....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The year was 1965 in the United States; the country was at war against the north for equality between African Americans and Caucasians . The country was also a part of the Second Indonesian War, also known as The Vietnam War. The war that lasted from 1954-1975, many refer to this war as the war we lost before it began. The war was believed to impact every Americans’ life . The Vietnam War is a war that changed the United States to what we know it is today, without the war we would have missed the opportunity to gain racial freedom within the United States this freedom was present through the actions of those who fought before us....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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The War Of The World War II

- World War II Throughout the history of the world, countless battles have been raged at an attempt to change the course of history. Some of these conflicts were merely a bump in the massive timeline of recorded history. However, some have been so massive and influential that repercussions are still experienced today. Among these conflicts is World War II, the deadliest war to ever befall upon the surface of the planet. In the early 1930s, the country of Germany had developed a strong sense of nationalism that would soon become a critical factor for the future of the country....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Soviet Union]

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The War Of The American Civil War

- The American Civil War, for the most part, was an over glorified, under anticipated duel between two rival political parties as an excuse to incapacitate and, for all intensive purposes, mutilate each other for not sharing similar views on popular and controversial topics. The president, at the time, was Millard Fillmore of the Know Nothing Party, who was essential and significant to the forming of such a lengthy dispute. In December of the year previous to the events of 1854, the Gadsden Purchase was, for the most part, considered finalized, which is not very significant to the point I am trying to prove however it rounded out modern-day Arizona and New Mexico territories....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The War Of World War II

- KA-BOOM, BANG BANG, POW, the noises of war. Many resent these sounds for it represents a horrible event to them. War can be seen as senseless fighting. It has claimed the lives of so many people around the world. But war is more than just fighting because it can bear advantageous fruits that a country can use to thrive. The United States especially has grown because of war. It has brought us from a country that farms into one that uses factories. World War II was the origin of many beneficial things to the United States such as hegemony, a revived economy, and new technology....   [tags: World War II, United States, Great Depression]

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The War Of The American Civil War

- Many Americans debate the fact whether slavery was a key factor in the American Civil War. However, No One ever thought such war would bring unimaginable scale of deaths;  that enter the lives of American people like never before. Throughout the war Americans tried to produce new ways of coping with death.     Just as Faust stated, “neither side could have imagined the magnitude and length of the conflict that unfolded, nor the death tolls that proved its terrible cost.”1 The death tolls were so tremendous; it outnumbered the total from every war America has gotten into combined....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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The Revolutionary War And The Civil War

- I believe one of the ways our government is like that of Ancient Greece is in regards to war. War is a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state. America has been involved in numerous wars on their on soil as well as in foreign territory. The Revolutionary war and the Civil war were fought on American soil. While World War I, World War II, the Vietnam war, our current war in Afghanistan as well as many others were fought on foreign territory the means is ultimately the same....   [tags: United States, World War II, Ancient Greece]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- As history shows, every war comes some sort of public opposition. There will always be pro-war and anti-war men and women across the country. In World War I, there was a major rift between the two sides. Not until civilians were being killed did President Wilson give in and join the war. Similarly, not everyone wanted to get into World War II until the Pearl Harbor bombings. The Vietnam War went differently than the previous two wars. This time, there was a huge majority public opposition to President Johnson and President Nixon’s decisions....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, South Vietnam]

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The Korean War : A Civil And International War

- The Korean War was both a Civil and International war. This unique war demonstrates aspects on an internal civil struggle and an international extension of the Cold War. The North and South divide at first glance appears as a civil war that primarily concerns the parties hosting this struggle, yet at the same time this war brings in super powers such as The United States, China, and The Soviet Union among others. In the following pages both of these conflicting concepts will be presented and expanded upon....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Soviet Union, Korean War]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- f you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind. David Giffy (Vietnam veteran) Vietnam War lasted from 1959 until 1975 and had grave consequences that influenced greatly not only the history of Vietnam itself but of other countries as well....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, United States, South Vietnam]

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The Pros Of War And War

- The Pros of War For many Decades wars have been fought on the pretense of rage, hatred, greed and bitterness. Wars are gruesome, many lives are lost and forgotten, but heroes are established and countries are founded. Heroes such as Winston Churchill, whom wrote “We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender He defended his country, he died for his nation and for a cause that still remembers until this day....   [tags: United States, World War II, Saddam Hussein]

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The War Of The Civil War

- When you look at the Civil War, it is very easy to get caught up in the overarching reasons from the politicians as to why the war was fought. However, the number of soldiers, on the North and on the South, far outnumbers the politicians and their self-interested goals. History is often taught from the politicians point of view with very little being mentioned as to the soldiers’ point of view. While it is no doubt clear that some soldiers’ motives will indeed line up with the politicians’ of their respective sides, it is very important that we see that the individual soldiers,’ as a majority, differed in their reasoning for the fighting of the war....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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The Crimean War And The War

- After the failed Siege of Vienna in 1683, the Ottoman Empire was slowly but surely declining in terms of its power, influence. and wealth. The Russian Empire, seeing its opportunity, attacked the weakening Ottomans. However, they did not foresee the crucial British and French intervention that was to come. The ensuing war, the Crimean War, caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of soldiers throughout the course of three long years. Although the numbers are staggering, is it sensible to ask oneself if the war was necessary and ultimately beneficial....   [tags: Crimean War, Russian Empire, Ottoman Empire]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The war in Vietnam got a lot of attention – mostly negative attention. Veterans were not welcomed back in the country; instead, they were treated as outcasts. There is one thing and one thing only to blame for this. The media. The media gave the war terrible press and soon the citizens began to believe everything and anything they heard or saw. Thanks to CBS and other news sources the Vietnam War was the most hated war in American history. The Vietnam War. The second longest war in US history. This war has a bad reputation because it was televised all around the United States by news stations like CBS and NBC....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, United States]

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The War On Terror During The Great War

- Throughout the 20th Century, the world was engulfed in global conflicts, engaging in one war after the next. When looking at these different conflicts, interconnected themes and issues seemed to lead to the later conflicts. The first of the conflicts to affect the globe was the Great War. Since the Great War, numerous conflicts have followed including World War II, The Cold War, and eventually the War on Terror. These wars share similar goals and themes of gaining power and prestige, seeking revenge, and fighting ideologies....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Cold War, Soviet Union]

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The War Of The Civil War

- The War of Secession, or universally known as the Civil War, was a war unlike any other. The war began on April 12, 1861 after the Confederacy’s attack on Fort Sumter. According to the Civil War Trust, “ it was the largest and most destructive conflict in the Western world between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the onset of World War I in 1914.” It was also the first modern war because it used 20th century technology and strategies. The Civil War was severely catastrophic for both the Union and the Confederacy....   [tags: American Civil War, Robert E. Lee]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Like many other wars, the Vietnam War left a devastating impact on the soldiers and civilians alike. The Vietnam War created conflict as most of the American citizens were opposed to US military involvement. Many men were drafted and forced to join the military against their will, those who refused had to flee to other nations or face imprisonment. The attitude toward the war was overwhelmingly negative from the beginning and only worsened as horrifying video coverage was broadcasted in the living room of America....   [tags: Emotion, Vietnam War, Army, South Vietnam]

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The War Of The American Civil War

- During the years that the American Civil War was fought through, 1861-1865, well accredited men, from prestigious military academies across the country, went head to head with different military strategies. Generals, both from the North and South, fought each other over whether or not slavery should be abolished. When the Civil War began, the country split, calling the most experienced military men home, to where their opinions were molded, to fight for the side they believed was just. General Robert E....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The War Of The Second World War

- Prior to the Second World War, Germany was limited to the production and other limitations from the treaty of Versailles, so having another war of attrition against nearly all of Europe would be imposable. In order to overcome this the way war was waged had to be revolutionized, instead of slow drawn out battles they needed to attack before the enemy had a chance to prepare, Nazi Germany created the tactic "Blitzkrieg" meaning lightning warfare. Through the use of this new strategy, efficiency and how it revolutionized the way war was fought easily shows that Blitzkrieg was a greater strength then weakness....   [tags: World War II, Operation Barbarossa, Wehrmacht]

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The War Of The Great War

- In 1919, at the end of the Great War the Big Four; the US, Great Britain, France, and Italy, were trying to figure out where to lay the blame. Great Britain and France wanted Germany to take all of the blame, which in turn would make it a very weak nation. America on the other hand did not want to blame anyone. The US, Great Britain, and France came up with the Treaty of Versailles. America came up with the League of Nations, but Britain and France were able to lay all of the blame on Germany, crippling them beyond repair, or so they thought....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Adolf Hitler]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Music written during the 1960s and 70s characterized the discontent of American youth with the escalation of America’s involvement in the Vietnam war. In April 30,1954 the Vietnam war took place at an unusual time in the United States of America history. There was a myriad of women giving birth in the years 946 to 1959, they called this babies baby boomers. This baby boomer created a full-fledged youth culture by that time, it was a culture based largely on music. So when public sentiment turned against the war, so did popular songs at the time....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Martin Luther King]

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The War On The Afghanistan War

- It is time we put all the war in Afghanistan to a stop and live at peace with the Afghanistan people so that we can free our soldiers from the war. Soldiers are at risk of Diseases such as mental disorders. Our troops need the opportunity to live a normal life without having to face challenges that will destroy their life in the future. Moreover, the war in Afghanistan has been going on for years and it is time we reunite all our soldiers with their families. Our soldiers that serve in Afghanistan don 't have the chance of living their normal lives, chances are soldiers won’t return back to their normal lives after fighting in Afghanistan war....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, George W. Bush]

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The War I And The Great War

- World War I, or the Great War, lasted from 1914 to 1918. In harsh battles between some of the world’s strongest economic powers, millions of people were killed and wounded. Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States during these years, and he yearned for peace. Towards the end of the conflict, Wilson delivered a speech called “Fourteen Points” on January 8, 1918. His goal in doing so was to create some stability in a time of crisis. Even though the leaders of some countries did not jump on board right away, they eventually agreed to signing the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending the war....   [tags: World War I, Treaty of Versailles, Woodrow Wilson]

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The War Of The Second World War

- All the horrors and capacity put on display by mechanized warfare during the first Great War, gave the world a grim indication to the more callous side of modernity, which kills in mass numbers. Despite entering the ominous era of advanced warfare, it took no more than a couple decades for Woodrow Wilson’s infamous phrase; “the war to end all wars” to become an ironic travesty. In a basic framework, it’s easy to blame Adolf Hitler and the galvanization of his fascist Germany, whose ideological misgivings, like Social Darwinism, had developed into a desire for lebensraum, which eventually manifested into the nationalist aggressions that caused the Second World War....   [tags: World War I, Adolf Hitler, Treaty of Versailles]

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The War Of The Iraq War

- The Iraq War which started in 2003, and last until 2011 has in a sense been restarted. Which means in the past thirteen years American troops have been involved in operations in Iraq for all but three. The cost of the Iraq War has sky rocketed into the trillions, and the loss of lives into the Thousands, and the effects of the Iraq War will be felt for a long time. Entering Iraq has caused Americans to set a precedents about our policy and moral standing, that we greatly shape our future endeavors and policies towards foreign nations....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]

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World War I Was A War

- World War two was a war caused by years of aggression and build-up which spilt over on september 1st 1939. The war was fought from sept. 1st, 1939 to sept.2nd 1945. The war expanded over the areas of the oceans, europe, and asian. In this six-year war there was a total of seventy-two million dead, in which sixty million were allies, and the other twelve million were axis. As a result of WWII the German Third Reich was ended, The US and Russian were deemed superpowers, and the united nations was formed.http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii World War II began not because of one single action....   [tags: World War II, Nazi Germany, Soviet Union]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Have you ever wondered what events, conditions, and leadership decisions caused America to be unsuccessful in the Vietnam War. The way that the war was fought favored the Northern Vietnamese and was a big factor in giving the Viet Cong an edge over the Americans. The tactics that the Northern Vietnamese used, the number of soldiers that the United States sent over plus the conditions they were put into, and the changing of US Presidents part way through the war all play vital roles in making Vietnam unachievable....   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam War, South Vietnam]

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The Soviet War Of The Cold War

- Introduction “We were eyeball to eyeball and the other fellow just blinked.” Dean Rusk’s famous quote at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis highlights how close the world came to a nuclear war during this fateful 13 days in October of 1962. The crisis started when the Soviet Union, under its leader Nikita Khrushchev, deployed nuclear missiles to Cuba. An agreement for the removal of the Soviet weapons in return for a US non-invasion pledge of Cuba, and the secret withdraw of American Jupiter missiles in Turkey ended the confrontation....   [tags: Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet Union]

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There Was A Big War Going On The Korean War

- There was a big war going on in Korea. Korea got divided into to Koreas: you got North Korea and South Korea. “In August 1945, two young aides at the state department divided the Korean peninsula in half along the 38th parallel. The country is separated on the 38th parallel. The United States occupied South Korea and the USSR occupied North Korea. The united states is worried about communism spreading out in Europe and Asia .The Russians , Chinese , and north Korea all support Communism. The United States and South Korea do not support communism and support democracy....   [tags: Korean War, World War II, Cold War, North Korea]

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The War in Afghanistan

- The War in Afghanistan has been an all consuming conflict for the US government since we started to launch air strikes on October 7, 2001. This is a conflict that’s been brewing since before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This war has the continuation of past conflicts in it, conflicts that can be connected a good deal to the interference of other large powers, such as the USSR. From keeping an eye on the oil reserves, pressuring Iran, and keeping Pakistan stable, our interests and motives for occupying Afghanistan are undeniably laced with many ulterior motives, providing us with the issue of unfavorable opinion and our interests being the source of terrorist attacks....   [tags: History War]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War was a time in history that many people will never forget. This was a long extensive period in history that caused many controversies. Not only did this time in history have an effect on people fighting the war, but also people in the home front that were seeing what was going on in Vietnam and how the soldiers were returning home. This led to many war demonstration. From this time in Vietnam War demonstrations were popping up all over the country as well as college campuses. Many college men were facing the fear of be drafted and many fled to Canada to avoid the draft....   [tags: Vietnam War, Richard Nixon, Kent State shootings]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- In 1954, a war began to erupt in Vietnam against communism. The South Vietnamese democratic forces were fighting against the Northern Vietnamese, who wanted communism to be the driving force in their country. The forces of the South were the Republic of South Vietnam, and the North forces consisted of several different groups. These included compromised South Vietnamese guerrillas and regular-force units, sometimes known as the Viet Cong , and the North Vietnamese Army. At first, America was not actively participating....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam]

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World War II As The Good War

- Many refer to World War II as “the good war”. Although the war did get the United States out of the great depression; the war left many negative effects throughout the world. World War II led to poverty levels rising throughout the world, the atom bomb, the Cold War, and a very high number of casualties throughout the world. While many historians consider World War II to be “the good war”, World War II created many problems throughout the world. After the war was over almost every eastern country was completely destroyed....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Nuclear weapon]

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The War Of The Cold War

- Ever since the start of the Cold War, The United States has had some sort of involvement in the Middle East. However, the difference between now and the 1940’s is that the United States no longer has an immediate interest in this part of the world. The Cold War Era required U.S. assistance in Middle Eastern affairs for several reasons including the attempt to contain or eliminate Soviet influence over the region, overseeing that gas and oil extracted from the Middle East was allocated to world markets, and to protect Israel....   [tags: United States, Cold War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The War Of Vietnam War

- VIETNAM WAR 8 Among Americans, soldiers and civilians alike, racial difference was still a problem. Tension between blacks and whites had been intensifying in the years before the war due to segregation and Jim Crow laws. When the war started and black men were drafted along with whites it brought instability at home. Many blacks said Vietnam was a “white man’s war, but a black man’s fight” (“Vietnam War”, 2016). This saying didn’t much make sense to many people, but in a time of stress and tension things are said that sometimes stick....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Viet Cong]

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The War I And The World War II

- Throughout history humanity has experienced many wars for example countries fighting against one another. Few year after the end of World War I, Hitler the ruler of Germany began a second war by invaded Poland in September 1, 1939 the book Give me liberty stated in page 676. His plan is to take over Europe and turn it in to an anti-nation. France and Great Britain were also two of his main target. According to the book Give Me Liberty page 676 “within a year, the Nazi had overrun Poland and much of Scandinavia, Belgium, and the Netherlands....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Eastern Bloc]

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The War Of The Civil War

- In the years leading up to the Civil War, there was great conflict throughout the United States. The North and South had come to a crossroads at which there was no turning back. The Secession Crisis is what ultimately led to the Civil War. The North and the South disagreed on slavery and what states would be free states. The South despised Lincoln 's election and rose up in revolt by forming the Confederate States of America. Both the North and the South were responsible for the crisis, but the election of Lincoln had the most impact....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The War Of The Cold War

- 1.) In my opinion, it was the United States actions, both during and after WWII, that are responsible for the Cold War. Aside from minor territorial squabbles in the years shortly after the war, the Truman Doctrine in 1947 let the Soviets know that the U.S was ready to fight them if they tried to expand, while the U.S itself was expanding in Japan and Western Europe. Then, when the Soviets cut off Berlin in 1948, instead of asking them to open it up again, the U.S called their bluff and put them in the position of, “Go to war with us, or stop blocking Berlin.” And all of the aforementioned reasons are compounded by the fact that the U.S had bombs capable of wiping out entire cities that the...   [tags: Cold War, Communism, People's Republic of China]

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World War II And The Vietnam War

- From the ancient Romans fighting to expand their territory to the current conflicts across the globe, man has been at war with one another since the beginning of time. Almost as long as man’s need for war, has been man’s need for information. The growing need for information across time has caused for the media to change how they report and relay news to the public. This is especially true for the news coverage of war. Since the beginning, there has been drastic growth and change in the media’s coverage of this conflict....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Propaganda, Cold War]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- History The longest deployment of the United States forces in a hostile environment can be trace back to the Vietnam War. There was no formal declaration of this war. During that time, the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, made a decision to send more than two thousand military advisers to South Vietnam. This took place in the year 1961. This would become the start of twelve straight years of military combat. The number of troops began too slowly increase until it reached 542,400 service members in 1969....   [tags: Vietnam War, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy]

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World War I And The Great War

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World War I And The Cold War

- Though it seemed dangerous and tumultuous, the Cold War was actually a time of great stability in which two great powers deterred global conflict through fear. Emerging out of World War 2, it was a unique period in history in which war was fought through other means besides combat. The US and Soviet Union never exchanged nuclear weapons and never engaged in any direct conflict; and in fact, superpowers have not fought each other since World War 2. But the Cold War did have many implications that still last today....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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World War I And The Great War

- World War I, or the “Great War” occurred during the years of 1914 and 1918 and was the first global conflict of the time. This war lasted for four years and was very deadly. By the end of the war in November of 1918, over nine million soldiers from various countries perished and approximately twenty one million were left wounded. The Great War caused entire nations to band together for the war effort. During this time, numerous modern weapons such as chemical weapons, machine guns, and tanks were introduced on the battlefield....   [tags: World War I, World War II]

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War Workers And Cold War Communities

- Ann Markusen’s work, “Cold War Workers, Cold War Communities” is a phenomenal, in-depth investigation into the different changes of the 1950s, such as industry, technology, occupations, and communities/culture. Markusen dives into how these pieces of society interacted between each other and makes sure to note that these segments were not just related through a single “cause and effect” relationship chain. Markusen explains the complicated relationships between these factors by utilizing ten years’ worth of research she’s done on primary and secondary sources that focus on the changing military industry, technology, occupations, and its related communities/culture....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Nuclear weapon, War]

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The Cold War And The World War II

- With Nazi Germany defeated, two powerhouses emerged by the of the World War II the USSR and the United States. This was due to the USSR and the U.S having suffer the least economic damage. The Cold War can be described as a state of tension between two countries trying to promote their ideological values amongst other countries, without actually going to war themselves (proxy wars) . The Cold War began in 1947 as more of a verbal war, which was advertised through television, newspapers, radio, magazines etc....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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World War II And The Cold War

- Since it’s founding, the United States has been a country with unique qualities that has allowed it to separate itself from any other. America started by setting itself apart from other world powers and has continued to do so to this day. With the American government being established through a variety of ideas taken from political philosophers such as Montesquieu and John Locke, to the ideas of James Madison, one of the founding fathers, it is no wonder that America has become the global hegemon it is today....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, United States]

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Civil War And The War

- Civil War and the not used advantages of the South The civil war was the deadliest war in American history, taking the lives of approximately 600,000 soldiers; so many people had to die just for a conflict over a particular style of life of some individuals. The Southern states depended upon the agriculture that their slaves worked for, including cotton production. When Abraham Lincoln became named President in 1860, his opposition of slavery was seen as a threat to the economic interests of most Southern states....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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World War II : The Cold War

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- Major Essay Assignment Second World War & Cold War The Second World War started as a result of three different political ideology. Fascism, Communism and Liberalism were the main causes for the Second World War. These three ideology ends the Great Depression and leads to WWII. World War I didn’t bring peace and prosperity to Europe. Adolf Hitler reestablished Germany’s economic and military strength regardless the Great Depression. Hitler established National Socialism (Nazism) and also established the empire of the Third Reich abroad....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Soviet Union]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

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War : Is It Cruel?

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The Cause of An Insignificant War: War of 1812

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The War Of The Vietnam War

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The War Of The Vietnam War

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A Fool´s War: The Vietnam War

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- “During the Vietnam War more than three million people, including fifty eight thousand Americans were killed in the fight” (History.com, 2016). The Vietnam War was a fight in which the United States sided with the South to stop the North’s desire to be communist. The war took place from 1955-1975, with the United States becoming fully involved in 1964 as a result of the USS Maddox being fired at while patrolling the waters outside of North Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin (Henretta, Hinderaker, Edwards, Self, 2015)....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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World War I And The War

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The War Of The Cold War

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World War II : The Great War

- World War I or as historians refer to it as The Great War, was a tragic and devastating war on multiple levels. The Great War is the world’s first modern war and ended many of the empires that existed before the war was fought. The Great War will set the stage for wars to come and it ultimately sends the world into World War II. World War II often overlooks the devastation of the land and the horrendous number of those killed during World War I. Questions arise dealing with the Great War such as, how did an assassination of the Arch Duke and his wife send the world into war, who really is responsible for the war, the immediate effects and aftermath of the war, and how has war modernized....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare]

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Civil Rights And The Civil War

- Throughout the history of the world, there has been an incredibly long, broken string of excruciatingly horrific wars occurring all across the entire globe, some peaceful and some intensely violent. No matter what the cause is of these wars, all battles string back to one centrally specific idea: an argument. Some arguments are ended peacefully, often times resolved by a simply signing of a document. But others have led to the fighting of wars and ended incredibly violently, killing hundreds, thousands, and millions of potentially harmless and helpless people....   [tags: World War II, War]

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The Great War And The World War I

- The Great War The Great War or best known as the World War I was the first international conflict between 1914-1919. It was a war between more than two countries and also continents. People say the reason that started the war was the assassination of an emperor; other people say it started because countries wanted more power over others. Many civilians and soldiers died. Some countries did not want to enter in this war because they did not want to get involve and be part of it. There were two sides in this war; the Allies and the Axis or Central Power....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Central Powers]

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