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Vietnam And The Vietnam War

- Vietnam has a long history of fighting off imperialistic countries and empires, a Vietnamese nationalist named Ho Chi Minh grew tired of Vietnam controlled by other countries and in 1941 he formed a group called the Vietminh and began the fight for Vietnamese independence for the final time. Finally, in 1945 Ho Chi Minh had gained independence for Vietnam and began his communist rule. Ho Chi Minh believed that he would have the support of the United States due to their opposition of colonialism but due to the Cold War and Vietnam now being communist, the United States became increasingly more involved in Vietnamese affairs....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, South Vietnam, Vietnam]

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The Vietnam War Of Vietnam

- The Vietnam War took action after the First Indochina War, in fact the Vietnam War is also known as the Second Indochina War. This war included the communist North Vietnam and its allies of the Viet Cong, the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies going against South Vietnam and its allies, the Unites States, Philippines and other anti-communist allies. It was a very long and conflicting war that actually started in 1954 and ended in 1975. The war began after the rise to power of Ho Chi Minh and his communist party in North Vietnam....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Vietnam]

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Vietnam : The Country Of Vietnam

- Vietnam stretches one thousand miles from China in the north to the Gulf of Thailand in the south. The Gulf of Tokin and the South China Sea border the eastern side of the country. In the west, the Annamite Mountains separate Vietnam from Cambodia and Laos. To the north, along Vietnamese-Chinese border are the Hoang Lien Mountains, containing the highest point in Vietnam. Hanoi is the capital and Ho Chi Minh City, previously Saigon, is the largest city. Vietnam is divided into five municipalities and fifty-nine provinces....   [tags: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam War]

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The War Of Vietnam And South Vietnam

- In 1954, at the Geneva Accords peace talks, after many years of unsuccessful fighting to take back control of Indochina from the Japanese, France pulled out of the fighting. The colony was then divided into Laos, Cambodia, North Vietnam, and South Vietnam. North Vietnam and South Vietnam were divided by the seventeenth parallel and would soon be divided by extreme differences in political views. In the North, the communist leader Ho Chi Minh was creating the Vietminh and the Vietcong. In the South, anti-communist leader president Diem was becoming much hated by the people and would soon be killed by them....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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Vietnam And The Vietnam War

- Vietnam Conflict Men who left for Canada in order to avoid the Vietnam War were known as “draft dodgers” (“Vietnam War History”). Many of these men were scared of the war that was taking place. The Vietnam War was a life changing event in the history of the United States. The Vietnam War started in 1954, and it was a very costly war money wise and men. It was never declared a war; it was called an armed conflict because Congress never actually declared war. It was a conflict where the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, the Viet Cong, were fighting South Vietnam and its main ally, the United States....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam]

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Vietnam And The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam war was started on November 1 ,1955 and lasted until April 30, 1975. It included North Vietnam and its southern allies, aka the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and the United States. The Vietnam war started because the North Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong were fighting to rejoin Vietnam under communist rule, which they viewed the conflict as a colonial war, fought initially against forces from France and then America, and later against South Vietnam. Nixon later announced at a conference in Midway in June that the United States would be following a new program he termed “Vietnamization” that was aimed at ending American involvement in the Vietnam War (1954-75) by tran...   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, South Vietnam]

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The Vietnam War Of Vietnam

- On April 30, 1975, the Vietnam War came to an end and although everything seemed like it would get better from then on, Nguyen and his family, along with the rest of the community around him, were still living in fear of the Vietnamese communist government. At this time, Nguyen was sixteen years old and well into the end of his junior year of high school. Once completing his high school education, Nguyen decided that it was time for him to leave Vietnam and escape to find a better life for both him and his family....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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Apocalypse Now and Vietnam

- Apocalypse Now takes place during a harsh time in American history. The United States was bogged down in a war against an enemy they created themselves. Vietnam reflects the jungle in Heart of Darkness very accurately. The jungle was exploited by the Europeans. The Europeans drained their ivory and were only in there for personal gain. This was disguised by the superficial idea that they were bringing civilization and were spreading their beacons of light to the dark innards of the jungle. The jungle in return ripped apart the minds of the men and showed them that they are no different then the natives....   [tags: Vietnam]

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Vietnam And The Vietnam War

- During World War II, Japan invaded Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh formed the Viet Minh from the idea of the Soviet Union and Chinese communism. The Viet Minh, or the League for the Independence of Vietnam, was created to go against the French colonial administration and Japan. In 1945, Japan withdrew from this fight, which left behind the Emperor Bao Dai who was in control of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh’s forces rose to power and declared a Democratic Republic of Vietnam. In order to regain control of Vietnam, France backed Bao Dai and created South Vietnam in 1949, making Saigon the capital....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, Cold War]

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The Vietnam Movement Of Vietnam

- The Vietnam Antiwar Movement is one of the most prominent eras in American History. Throughout the Sixties and Seventies, people across the U.S., young and old, publicly opposed the Vietnam war. Opposers of the war expressed their antiwar opinions by organizing protests and mass demonstrations. Multiple anti-Vietnam war protests significantly effected North America. Despite being underestimated by the United States government and pro-war supporters, the Vietnam Antiwar Movement led to powerful and influential impacts....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon]

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The Vietnam War

- A population 's general knowledge of current events often times rest on the reliability of the media. The general population is then able to draw personal conclusions on the current events based off the media, which the population believes is factual.. The Vietnam War was one of the first wars that the media was able to take photographs and videos of the battlefield and be able to show them to the general public. For the first time the general public was able to see the true evidence instead of simply relying on the word of mouth from the media.The military press, called the Stars and Stripes, was struggling to deal with the low morale of the soldiers and needed new methods to lift up their...   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- War brings to people pain, loss, hurt, and regret. This was because of a number of things. The amount of money it was costing, the amount of disabled people, but it originated largely from the massacre. People always appreciate the peace when they suffered hard time in war. That’s why there are so many Peace Protest Movement when people disagreed with making war. Vietnam war is one of famous war which there are so many protesting organization in USA and all around the world that saw what was actually happening to innocent citizens who had done nothing wrong, as a result of unnecessary thing....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam]

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The Tet Offensive Of The Vietnam War

- Until the Tet Offensive media coverage of the Vietnam War was of mild and positive reports of the fighting. Media reporters had only been filming in isolated areas of combat that didn’t show the harsh fighting that was occurring elsewhere. Public opinion of the Vietnam War was greatly affected after the Tet Offensive. Images that the media displayed of the fighting between U.S, ARVN forces and North Vietnam, Vietcong forces played a great factor into the drop in support from the American public about the Vietnam War....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam]

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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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Vietnam : Lessons For The Future

- What Went Wrong in Vietnam: Lessons for the Future Two months ago, President Nixon announced the end of America’s involvement in Vietnam, promising “peace with honor.” This long and controversial war, its roots traceable back to the 1950s, is finally drawing to an end. America has lost more than fifty thousand men in this gruesome conflict, yet achieved little — in the end, despite all that America did to ensure South Vietnamese independence, the North Vietnamese military will be staying in the South under this agreement, and the withdrawal of American forces bodes ominously for the future of the feeble South Vietnam....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam]

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The Bombing Of North Vietnam

- This article by Orr Kelly clearly shows the negative affect of the Tet Offensive even years after the event. At this time the public is no long under the impression that the United States could win and that they Vietnam War was not going as well at all. This article show the dramatic change in public opinion of the war before the infamous event. It goes to from most people supporting to the war to public wanting out of the war. Orr Kelly was not the only person to have this opinion after the Tet Offensive....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam]

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Outcome Of The Vietnam War

- Outcome of The Vietnam War The Vietnam War had a tremendous effect on the world, especially the United States. Not only did the war affect people in battle, but also left permanent effects on people all over the world. Over 57,000 U.S. citizens died and over 140,000 injured in battle. Multiple Americans were impacted by the war, vast amount of people died but more were injured. North Vietnam won the battle against South Vietnam and their allies. The Fall of Saigon in 1975 was the end of a gruesome war....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam]

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Vietnam And The Vietnam War

- A lot of people questioned America’s entry into war with Iraq, and were unconvinced of the chances of creating a stable democracy in that country, and have used America’s experience in Vietnam as a comparison. To them, the United Stated bumbled into yet more overseas quicksand; a long and inconclusive political and military undertaking from which the U.S. would be unable to emerge without spending vast amounts of money and blood, and completely giving up on its policy objectives. On the other side, supporters of the war in Iraq dismiss the Vietnam comparison as ambiguous and inaccurate....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Iraq War, Cold War]

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The Year Long Vietnam War

- There have been many wars throughout US history, but the one that is the most questionable is the twenty year long Vietnam War. Was this war a mistake for America. We sure think it was. There was fighting for twenty years straight with many deaths and really nothing gained in the process. Yeah, we stopped the spread of communism South, but what do we get in return. A huge debt and a whole lot of mourning. This whole fiasco was started with the start of communism spreading from North Vietnam to South Vietnam which started to scare the United States....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam, North Vietnam]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The war effort in Vietnam was quite possibly one of the most controversial the United States has ever been involved in. Almost the entire country was divided over their thoughts, with the majority being against this war. The people of the United States weren’t always opposed to involvement in Vietnam, that is until the truth started leaking to the public. Over the course of roughly twenty years somewhere between one and two million Vietnamese lives alone were lost (Overview of the Vietnam War)....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, South Vietnam, Vietnam]

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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 Vietnam War Was A 21 Year Conflict

- Imagine being told that your homeland cannot support you anymore. Think about leaving the country you grew up that can no longer guarantee your future. Forcing you to leave family members behind to journey into a new land. That was the experience of many Vietnamese refugees as they gathered to evacuate from Vietnam. They did not have a choice; they either moved or stayed to die. Due to the end of the Vietnam War, many South Vietnamese began to leave because of the new Communists regime, treatment they received, and their futures....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Shortly following World War II came a war that was widely opposed in America. This became known as the Vietnam War or the Second Indochina War. Following World War II America and the Soviet Union became enemies that suffered from conflicting ideologies. The conflict was such a big deal because these two nations were the superpowers of the world. Democracy and communism were the most prominent forms of government in the world and both America and Russia felt as if their form of government was superior to the other....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, Vietnam, South Vietnam]

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The Events Of The Vietnam War

- January 27, 1973 marked a momentous event in U.S. history. This was the first time the U.S. had to hang their heads in shame and withdraw from a war they couldn’t win. On this day, the U.S. and North Vietnam signed the Paris Agreement, which called for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of U.S. troops in sixty days (Goff, South and Southeast Asia in the Late Cold War Era, 448). Some of the questions that come to mind are, “Why did the U.S. get involved in this war?”, “How did this war play out?”, and “What were peoples’ responses to this event?” After reading through the textbook, the article, and documents provided, it’s clear to see that there was a clear motive behind this war, but wa...   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, South Vietnam, Vietnam]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Many of those supporting the Vietnam War would argue with those against the war saying that it was winnable. There have been plausible evidence and information found suggesting that the war was not unwinnable. Lewis Sorley wrote in his book, A Better War, that the “fighting wasn’t over, but the war was won.” He states, “…the VC had virtually been exterminated and the NVA, which had endeavored to go big time with divisional sized units, had been drive across the border of Cambodia.” The war was winnable because of the experience of America 's military and the amount of provisions America had....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Vietnam]

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Media Lost The War On Vietnam

- There is a great controversy on whether or not the media lost the war in Vietnam, rather than the American soldiers. This was the first time the people got a real life, or as close to real life as they could have gotten, feel on what the boys that were sent over were truly doing there. The reporters who went with the men were doing their job just as the men fighting were doing theirs. With the reporters in Vietnam the people in the United States now knew why their sons, husbands, and brothers were not coming back home....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Vietnam]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Vietnam War '

- The Vietnam War: In Writing vs. In Film It’s the 1960’s imagine, you just cooked a nice savory roast for your family. The juicy aroma of the gravy fills the home. Your husband and the kids are sitting around watching Bewitched. However, your life has been turned upside down because your eldest son has been drafted into the Vietnam War. How will you know how he is doing. The only way any knows anything about the feelings the soldiers felt during the war were from the soldiers themselves. We have letters and from those letters we have literature and even later we have films....   [tags: Vietnam War, Army, Vietnam, Want]

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The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam war was also known as the war America did not want to enter. America was not the only country that suffered from this epic war. Vietnam and its people were personally affected during and after the war. In an episode called "Yellow Rain," the podcast Radiolab explored some of the others who were personally affected during and after the war. Specifically in this radio lab, Mr.Yang and the fellow Hmong people of Laos,that he represents, were physically and mentally hurt by the Vietnam war....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War was known for the thousands of lived that were lost and the billions of dollars in debt that destroyed the US economy. To this day, it is debatable as to whether or not US involvement in the war was worth the devastation it caused to the country. In 1954, French involvement in Vietnam ended and led to the Geneva Conference where a ceasefire agreement was negotiated. From the Geneva Accords, Vietnam was divided into two portions, North and South, at the 17th parallel. At the time, North Vietnam was communist and was gaining followers quickly (Rogers)....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem]

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The Vietnam War Was A Loss For America

- The Vietnam War could be considered a loss for America to a full extent. Vietnam was a part of the French empire and had been since the 1860s the country of Vietnam helped in forming the French Colony of Indo-China, along with Cambodia and Laos. The French had always been in control of Indo-China and hadn’t had problems with ruling as they seen fit until Ho Chi Minh a Nationalist in support of Vietnamese independence challenged the French ruling their country. In 1944 until the defeat of Japan in 1945 Vietnam was under direct control from Japan, however after the Second World War the allied powers wanted France to remain a major power, so despite Ho Chi Minh’s declaration in September 1945 t...   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War was one of most hated wars of the United States history. This war was almost twenty years long. This is war is so despised because many United State Citizens, mostly younger generation thought of this was as unjust and that American should not have enter the war at all. Many from this era of the still hold this was in contempt. It was hated so much that Veterans that come back from the war were hated and treated very poorly for fight in this unjust war. This war was heavily covered in the media of the time period due to fact that it was an uncensored war....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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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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The Vietnam War

- There were many events that lead up the Vietnam War, it started in 1945 with the hostilities between the French and Vietminh. “Geopolitical Strategy, economics, domestic US politics, and cultural arrogance shaped the growing American involvement in Vietnam” (Anderson 1). As a matter of fact, the Vietnam War was several wars, but it was not until 1962 that America had their first combat mission, however, Americans were killed during ambushes by the Vietnamese before the first combat mission. There is much controversy over the reasons for the Vietnam War, supported by the several different books and articles written about the war....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Death Of Vietnam War

- Vietnam War The Vietnam War was a long hard fought war. There was two sides of the war, North Vietnam vs. South Vietnam and America. The war was to stop the takeover of communism. America didn 't want this to happen so they stepped in to stop it. Other countries were also involved in Vietnam they were Japan and France. Those countries were what started the hostility in Vietnam. This led to a long battle with great cost and the use of tactics. The Vietnam War lasted from 1954 all the way to 1973....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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Everlasting Changes Of The Vietnam War

- Everlasting changes of the Vietnam War November 15,1955 marked a day that would change many lives forever. When the Vietnam War started, no one could have imagined the numerous effects it would have on generations to come. The war itself may have ended in 1975, but the effects it has had on the treatment of American soldiers and their families, the trust between government officials and U.S. citizens, and the physical aspects of Vietnam are still very prominent today. Before one can understand the countless effects of the war, they must first understand the history behind it....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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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 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 Tet Offensive Of The Vietnam War

- The 1968 Tet Offensive displayed how leadership and its inability to properly analyze the battlefield can ultimately reshape a war and inspire the political landscape. Many analytical flaws caused the Tet Offensive to become a negative turning point in the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. A main example of this is how the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and the People’s Liberation Armed Forces (PLAF, or more commonly known as the Viet Cong) used deception as a tactical advantage. This had a profound effect on the American military leadership’s ability to properly assess the NVA’s intentions leading up to Tet....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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The Vietnam War Was No Exception

- “Know the enemy, know yourself; your victory will never be endangered. Know the ground, know the weather; your victory will then be total.”(Sun Tzu) War is like any other game, it takes great strategy and is always is affected by outside factor. The Vietnam War was no exception; in fact, the result was especially influenced by the environment in which this death game was played out. Terrain, weather, and vegetation were all essential elements in the conflict. The United States got involved in Vietnam primarily due to the Geneva Accord in 1954 that split Vietnam into two territories at the 17th parallel....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- War tends to be associated with the heroism and glory of the males who fought in the battles. In the past few years there has been a “memory boom” in the history regarding war. Jay Winter defines the “memory war” as historians understanding the importance of documenting the oral stories. The topic of women in warfare has not had many written works on it, but it is important to record in order to fill this missing gap in history of the Vietnam War. Without filling in the gap, the role these brave women had in the war will be missing in the history....   [tags: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, South Vietnam, Vietnam War]

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The Vietnam War Was Not A Good Tactic

- The United States had their own tactics they used to fight the North Vietnamese troops but weren 't as effective. The United States fought a hi-tech war using B52 bombers, artillery, helicopters, napalm and defoliants. This tactic of fighting a hi-tech war was not a good tactic. It failed to stop the Vietcong and only killed many innocent lives. The United States unlike the Vietcong used helicopters to transport troops and equipment. The United States ' Bell UH-1 helicopter were capable at flying at low altitudes and land in small spaces....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, South Vietnam]

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Causes Of The Vietnam War

- As a young Vietnamese-American born boy, I have always been curious about my culture and ancestry… A big part of Vietnamese history is having to deal with the Vietnam War and the impacts of immigration. Being a first generation Vietnamese in the United States, I didn’t have to experience the hardships that my parents and grandparents had to deal with it. The Vietnam War took place in 1954 and lasted until 1975….I will be focusing my research on causes of the Vietnam War, Life During the War, and the hardships Vietnamese face due to immigration....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, South Vietnam]

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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 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 Media During The Vietnam War

- The media played a critical role in the ending of the Vietnam War. With television rising in popularity at an exceptional rate, the media quickly began to be the most efficient method of gaining knowledge of the world. Due to the “The Buddhist Crisis” in 1966, America already had a negative opinion of Vietnam. “The Buddhist Crisis” was the result of the South Vietnamese political leader, Ngo Dinh Diem, imposing his Catholic government on Buddhists. This resulted in the public suicide of Buddhist monks, which turned the South Vietnamese citizens against Diem for his embarrassing insensitivity and intolerance....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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The American Conflict Of Vietnam

- The American conflict in Vietnam finds its roots in the early aftermath of the Second World War in which the allies were the victors. Vietnam which had previously been a French colony was invaded and occupied by the Japanese during World War 2. During this second foreign occupation a man named “Ho Chi Minh established the League for the Independence of Vietnam, to fight both Japan and the French colonial administration” (history,1). The formation of this independence group better known as the Viet Minh would be at the center of the conflict with the French in the 50’s and the Americans almost a decade later....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Cold War]

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The Vietnam War Was A Goldmine For Reporters

- The Vietnam War was a goldmine for reporters, the media had a freedom which they had not been granted before. As Keefe explains, there was often a “pre-publication review or censorship by restricting access” (11) in “all the engagements prior to Vietnam” (11), however “in Vietnam there was neither” (11). This freedom given to the media resulted in a different type of war reporting, the coverage was more explicit, images and video footage was much more raw and horrific than had been seen in previous conflicts....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Army, Viet Cong]

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The Memories Of The Ghosts Of A Place Called Vietnam

- I carry the memories of the ghosts of a place called Vietnam-the people of Vietnam, my fellow soldiers- Tim O’Brien Born on October 1, 1946, William Timothy O’Brien, famously know as Tim O’Brien, served as a soldier in the Vietnam War (Britannica, 2016). Tim like most of the soldiers were either drafted or volunteered to fight in Vietnam. Many of them, including Tim battled the emotions of alienation and fearfulness during the time of the war. O’Brien illustrated those emotions in his chapter “The Things They Carried”....   [tags: Vietnam, South Vietnam, Vietnam War, Cambodia]

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Vietnam 's Influence On The Modern World

- The Vietnamese Influence There are many ethnicities and nationalities that have developed a keen sense of cultural obligations that are inherited from the history of their own countries. From a time period of over a few thousand years ago, our foreign predecessors have developed characteristics that are hereby passed down for future generations to enjoy. Particularly speaking, Vietnam has affected a majority of the world in ways that are both positive and negative. Based on this knowledge, a person can infer that Vietnam has influenced the modern world greatly due to its prominent culture, religion, government, and scientific discoveries....   [tags: Vietnam, South Vietnam, Buddhism, North Vietnam]

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The War Of Vietnam And Afghanistan

- Through research, I strongly believe that there is an abundance of parallels between the wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan. Therefore I feel the story should be pursued. It is apparent that these parallels come from the way veterans were treated upon return, the attitudes of society towards the atrocities committed in war and the effect that being involved in the war had on the soldiers. Involvement by the Americans in the Vietnamese war and involvement by the Canadians in the war in Afghanistan both took place in times of civil disapproval against violence and war crimes....   [tags: United States, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Army]

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The Battle Of The Vietnam War

- One of the first major battles of the Vietnam War, the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley took place from 14 November to 18 1965. The battle was located in South Vietnam, where the Drang River flows into Cambodia. Since the war had started, this territory had never been occupied. It was a fierce five day battle between the United States 1st Cavalry Division and the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN). In the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, American military commanders took the approach that it was solely a search and destroy kind of mission....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States Army, Vietnam]

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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 American Involvement Of Vietnam

- The increasing American involvement in Vietnam can be traced to at least three flawed attitudes. The first was a belief that the United States was on the side of right and justice and that the communists were the aggressors. The second was the assumption that Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Cong had little grass-roots support in the South and that the people of South Vietnam welcomed American protection. The third was the unshakable confidence in the military’s ability to accomplish anything it wanted owing to the superiority of the American fighting man and his technology-a belief instilled by a long history of wars fought and won by U.S....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Vigilantism is where individuals take the law into their hands to maintain justice. Which is a controversial subject that can be seen either in a positive or negative perspective in our society. Normally, in a superhero genre we believe it is best if the superheroes take the law into their hands to maintain justice. They tend to make society feel safe and protected. Whereas, Watchmen the superheroes are more imperfect and more humanlike. They either protect for a better place or to gain fame; others rape, kill innocent people and have a changed perspective of their world....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, South Vietnam]

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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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Last Days During The Vietnam War

- In the documentary, Last Days in Vietnam, Rory Kennedy has made a great success in depicting the chaotic final days in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Also known as the American War, the conflict occurs in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.The war is detrimental since it has caused 4 millions of people perish and most of them are the civilians. From the beginning of the documentary, the former US Army officer, Stuart Herrington, is in a dilemma whether he should decide to abandon his post, his army and his country in order to flee with his family to the United States or stay in Vietnam to witness the sufferings of the unimaginable scale o...   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam, Cambodia]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- I sat on my front porch steps, eating my lunch and watching the cars zoom by. I was beginning to become upset by sitting on the couch with my family, watching television. There was no more family game show night; it was now only news coverage of the Vietnam War. From news teams on the front lines to news anchors talking about the war, like it was an overview of sports game. I outraged that my parents found this entertaining and continued to watch the reportage, even though all of the coverage was gruesome and disgusting....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, United States, Cold War]

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The Vietnam War

- The political instability in Vietnam from 1950 to 1975 between the communist North Vietnam and anti-communist South Vietnam during the Cold War era has led to the United States’ inevitable intervention in Vietnam. The main motivators for the United States’ incremental decision to intervene and commitment in Vietnam can be viewed as an accumulation of socio-political, political and economic catalysts. In recognition that there were many other factors that may have contributed to the U.S’s involvement in the conflict in Vietnam, this essay will largely focus on these three factors....   [tags: North Vietnam, Communism, Anti-Communism]

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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]

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The Impact of the Vietnam War on Veterans

- How did a Vietnam soldier's life change during and after the war. Society had a lot of different views regarding the soldiers and the war. When coming home veterans faced many distinct challenges. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial helped to heal the nation. The Vietnam War had a major impact on the United States and the soldiers who fought in it. The Vietnam War was a violent and costly war that needed many men to fight for its cause. These men are now known as the Vietnam veterans. Numerous veterans who fought in the war were injured or lost a comrade during battle....   [tags: Vietnam Veterans Essays]

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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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Treatment Of Vietnam Veterans During The Vietnam War

- Treatment of Vietnam Veterans Tim O’Brien served in the Vietnam War, and his short story “The Things They Carried” presents the effects of the war on its young soldiers. The treatment of veterans after their return also affects them. The Vietnam War was different from other wars, because too many in the U.S. the soldiers did not return as heroes but as cruel, wicked, and drug addicted men. The public directs its distaste towards the war at the soldiers, as if they are to blame. The also Veterans had little support from the government who pulled them away from their families to fight through the draft....   [tags: Vietnam War, Posttraumatic stress disorder]

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The Vietnam War And How It Has Changed Over Time

- The Vietnam War and how it has been viewed in history has changed drastically over time. At first, during the early parts of the war the American Public was deceived by the government to think that the Viet Cong were monsters and American troops were there for the greater good and to stop the spread of communism. American Soldiers were portrayed as Heroes fighting for the common good and each was good inside. American technology and weapons were seen as superior to the enemy and the film showed battles where American’s earned victories....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam]

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The History of the Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War started in 1945, resulting in almost 60,000 American deaths and nearly two million Vietnamese deaths, according to Mintze. Years after combat countless Vietnam veterans suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder in every aspect of their lives (Price). Posttraumatic stress disorder is an illness that can happen to anyone who has gone through a horrifying experience. It has been documented in all forms of literature and films the brutality of the war and the side effects it came with....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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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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Americans Are Avoiding The Vietnam Draft

- Americans Are Avoiding the Vietnam Draft In the United States, all male citizens at the age of eighteen, by law, have to register with the Selective Service System within a month from their birthday so that the United States will have a draft prepared just in case of wartimes (Blake). Whenever an individual is called to serve by the United States, they are obligated by law to serve; however, American male citizens began unraveling methods to avoid the draft, especially during the Vietnam War. The Second Indochina War, or Vietnam War was a war that not only took place in Vietnam, but also Laos and Cambodia....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States]

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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 Disillusionment of the Vietnam War

- President Dwight Eisenhower conditionally pledged to support South Vietnam’s new nation in 1955. In the time period between 1955-1961 the United States pumped seven billion dollars in aid so that Vietnam would not “go over quickly” like a “row of dominoes” (McNamara 31). In the next 6 years Vietnam would cost America billions of dollars, thousands of lives, and the disaffection of much of the United States public. Yet in the end, South Vietnam would fall to the North less than 2 years after the United States military involvement ceased....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Impact of the Vietnam War

- For many Americans it is common knowledge to know about the Vietnam War; however, for some Americans the Vietnam War is ancient history, dishonorable, but irrelevant nonetheless. If people do not physically see the many horrors of war it is easy to forget; although maybe it is something we try to forget. However, there are some who may be able to forget there will be some, like politicians, that will not forget. The Vietnam War had a terrible impact on both the United States and Vietnam, and more importantly it would affect foreign policy for many years to come....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Both the student protestors and VVAW noticed the racism that was involved with the draft system that chose which civilians would be chosen to fight in the Vietnam War. The anti-war movement was, in part, expanding because of how the United States was creating its army. The Vietnam War is often described as “a white man’s war, a black man’s fight,” and this is because of the disproportionate amount of African American soldiers compared to white soldiers. Minorities were usually the least educated and would not be attending college or university, which was one wat to avoid being drafted....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War]

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The Impact of the Media on the Vietnam War

- Vietnam was a country divided into two by communism in the North and capitalism in the South. The Vietnam War, fought between the years 1959 and 1975, was, in essence, a struggle by nationalists in the north to unify the nation under a communist government. This was a long standing conflict between the two sides that had been occurring for years. It wasn’t until 1959 when the USA, stepped in, on the side of southern Vietnamese, to stop the spread of communism. It was a war that did not capture the hearts and minds of the American people as it was viewed as a war that the US army couldn’t win and so the government lost the peoples support for the war....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Vietnam War and the Protest Against It

- Secretary of State John Kerry once said “I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.” The Vietnam War was a conflict that lasted from 1956-1975 which the United States participated in along with the South Vietnamese who fought against the Communist North Vietnamese. Many Americans strongly disapproved of the war which caused many protests and riots. The war lasted 25 years killing many people and eventually the North Vietnamese won....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War

- When asked about the United States’ involvement in Vietnam Charles de Gaulle responded by saying, “I predict… that you will, step by step, be sucked into a bottomless military and political quagmire” (Wills 29). The Vietnam War should have been negotiated to an end and troops removed directly following the Tet Offensive, because by that time, it was made evident that further fighting would only cause more unnecessary harms. Often in history nations try to justify their actions any way they can whether they are valid or not....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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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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Pros and Cons of the Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War was the most publicized war during its era; moreover this was the most unpopular war to hit the United States. All over the country riots began to raise, anti-war movement spread all over the states begging to stop the war and chaos overseas. This truly was a failure in the political side of things. For the public, all they saw was a failed attempt in a far away country. Events such as the Tet Offensive where the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong established an all out attack on key locations around Vietnam, and although the Viet Cong was virtually wiped out, this still had a large affect psychologically on the troops as well as the populist back in the United States....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Surrendering Innocence “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” Dwight D. Eisenhower (Eisenhower 1)....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War]

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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 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]

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The Battle of la Drang in Vietnam

- Lieutenant Colonel Moore led his unit, the 1st Battalion, 7th U.S. Cavalry to South Vietnam, and led them in the famous Battle of Ia Drang. Surrounded by enemy soldiers, and with no clear landing zone that would allow them to leave, Moore managed to persevere against the overwhelming odds and complete his objective. Moore's dictum that "there is always one more thing you can do to increase your odds of success" and the courage of his entire command are given credit with the outstanding outcome (Galloway)....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The American Of The Vietnam War Era

- However, to view the Native-sympathetic Western as a wholly British phenomenon would be misleading. American productions of the Vietnam War era, such as Little Big Man (1970) and Soldier Blue (1970), attest the skepticism of the film industry on both sides of the Atlantic towards U.S. intervention. Nevertheless, in the broader context of the American Western genre as a whole, films such as these that redrew racial conventions were the exception rather than the rule, as is indicated by their “revisionist” (that is, unorthodox) classification....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War]

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