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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 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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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 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 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

- The time period from 1920 through 1991 was a time of war and struggle for independence. There were many wars fought when countries were trying to establish their independence, and rid themselves of tyrant dictators. The Vietnam War, also known as, the Second Indochina War, 1954 to 1973.Refers to the period when the United States and other members of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, joined the forces of the Republic of South Vietnam in contesting communist forces comprised of South Vietnamese guerrillas and regular force units, generally known as Viet Cong, and the North Vietnamese Army....   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, John F. Kennedy]

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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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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 War Of The Vietnam War

- TO BE WASTE OR NOT TO BE. When a country goes to war based on its superior protectors it 's out of loyalty but when a country follows the protector to the end and gives all the money and troops and develops the same foreign Policy then it’s a problem and that needs to be reconsidered reports Ainya Schefe. What Australia sacrificed for the Americans in the Vietnam War can never be replaced, Australia gave the US, men that were slaughtered out of sheer spite and fear for communism, Australia then gave money to a cause that would never be won and now Australia wants to take on the foreign policy of the very country that destroyed precious human life and wasted $218 million dollars that could h...   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh, South Vietnam]

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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

- 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

- 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 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

- When I was about twenty three, my husband was drafted in the Vietnam war. Of course, our entire family was filled with overwhelming sadness and guilt once we found out, and it didn 't help that both of us saw no reason for the war to exist in the first place. Charles and I lived together, along with his mother and our two daughters, Althea and Louise. We had become very dependent on each other, and once we found out about my husband 's draft, his mother felt it the worst. "This war," his mother began, after finding out, "is just an excuse for our country to display its ego....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Vietnam War, Korean War]

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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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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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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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The Effects Of War On The Vietnam War

- Review of My Research Wars inflict a lot of damage onto soldiers, both physically and mentally. One of the most well known wars is The Vietnam War. This war negatively impacted the men who fought in the war, because it was very intense during and after the fight. Soldiers that fought in the war, were left with a lot of stressful memories. In addition they were dealt permanent damage to their brain and body parts. The Vietnam War was very gruesome, it involved a lot of very disturbing events such as the massacre of village communities and torture....   [tags: Vietnam War, Posttraumatic stress disorder]

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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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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War was the most protested and opposed War in the history of America. The main reason people protested the War was because they did not understand why America became involved. “The Draft” also caused protest because many people did not agree with the random enlistment of people ages 18-26. Vietnam War protest and support tore apart at the fabric of the United States at a national level. This Vietnam War tension affected the life of millions of people in America. The media had broadcasted and exploited tragedy and violence against the War, which heightened the pressure between the two sides....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Protest]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- When one ponders vital characteristics, one of the initial traits that comes to mind is bravery. Raised in a culture swarming with images of brave acts, children hastily develop a desire to express bravery themselves. They yearn to show courage in the face of danger; to stand up for their beliefs. It is due to this culture that war is consistently glorified; fighting for peace appears to be the most honorable thing for a man to do. As a result, war may often have a robust backing as a powerful tool for change....   [tags: Vietnam War, Posttraumatic stress disorder]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The vietnam War, was difficult war as it was a War with no fronts. It was fought in the Southern part of Vietnam from 1968-1973. The death tolls reached 60,000 Americans and almost 2 million North Vietnamese. These staggering numbers do not tell the horrors of what happened during the war nor do they conclude a victor. To this day Americans still question if the war was a blunder or justiable as stood to protect the South Vietnamese from communism. The war by definition could not be won even if the United States dominated every statistical category....   [tags: Vietnam War, Posttraumatic stress disorder]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Throughout history the United States has been portrayed as a country that fights wars for democracy and against the oppression of the people. After World War II and the U.S. playing a crucial role in the defeat of the Axis powers, America became a world power that Americans took pride in. Afterward, post WWII to serve in the military honorably at a time of war was the “American” thing to do since at the time they served they were chartered as the citizen-soldier figure (Moser 24). Although the U.S....   [tags: World War II, Army, Vietnam War, United States]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- There is a stark parallel between the Vietnam War and the circumstances under which life is maintained on Potrero Hill. The soldiers in Gods Go Begging are poor, uneducated, and trapped fighting in a war they do not support; the boys on Potrero Hill are also poor, uneducated, and unable to escape the war into which they were born. They are victims of their circumstances and their government. Some of the boys that Jesse meets in Vietnam are there because they were drafted. Unable to get a deferment, either due to a lack of funds or because no higher education establishment would accept them, boys are forced to go off to war....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, United States, Communism]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The human race has long been assumed to have a warlike nature, involving itself in many violent endeavors. Philosophers such as Hobbs firmly asserted such an ideal throughout their teachings, their theories revolving around said notion. Yet some occasions throughout history point to the contrary, specifically those in which war was the unpopular choice. Perhaps the most exemplary of unpopular wars was the Vietnam War, which spurred a myriad of anti-war sentiment. These ideals manifested themselves in a wide variety of protests and draft evasion....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Cold War]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War is the longest war fought in American history, lasting from November 1955 to April 1975. The Vietnam War greatly changed American forever. It is one of the most important events in the history of the United States. During the late 60’s and early 70’s, anti-war movement was steadily progressing in the United States. The peace movement was directed to stop all forms of war. During this time, many artists produced songs either with or against the protesting. Merle Haggard wrote the song, “Okie From Muskogee” during this time....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Anti-war]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The piece of music that I chose to write on is titled “Born in the USA”, a song that gave tribute to the troops coming home from the Vietnam War. “Born in the USA”, originally titled “Vietnam” was written by Bruce Springsteen and was released in 1984. “Springsteen wrote this about the problems Vietnam veterans encountered when they returned to America. Vietnam was the first war the US didn 't win, and while veterans of other wars received a hero 's welcome, those who fought in Vietnam were mostly ignored when they returned to the states.” (Born In The U.S.A....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Cold War]

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The War Of Vietnam War

- Other veterans are welcomed by their family and fellow Americans, but for the most part, they faced a nation weary of war and troubling questions raised by that war. Coming back home, Vietnam War Veterans received various opinions from the public. Some of these opinions were favorable to them and the war, but most of them were not. The veterans were seen as victims of an immoral war by antiwar liberals while pro-war conservatives believed that they were heroes who wrongfully suffered in the war that everyone wanted to forget....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, Korean War, Army]

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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 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

- 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 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 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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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 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 Of The Vietnam War

- The year was 1967 when Charles Haug returned home from Da Nang, Vietnam. Charles is a veteran of the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, Charles Haug was a mechanic who worked on different types of heavy equipment; such as forklifts, cranes, and military vehicles. While in combat, he was moved from Khe Sanh, Vietnam to Da Nang, which was his home base in Vietnam. At that moment he was moved between those two locations, Charles had confidence that he was going to make it back home to Indiana after being away for nineteen months....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, United States, Korean War]

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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 The Vietnam War

- Vietnam, a small country on the other side of the Pacific Ocean which left a significant mark on the history of a country that wanted to obliterate communism, the United States. Vietnam had been divided at the seventeenth parallel with a communist rule on the north and pressing harder every time against the republic of the south. The United States could not let communism expand in Southeast Asia because that would mean that communism would completely dominate that part of the world. (Johnson 275) Therefore, the idea of helping Vietnam to suppress communism is what lead the United States to intervene in the Vietnam war....   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam War, John F. Kennedy]

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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 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 Era

- KABUL, Afghanistan – I can’t express how grateful I am. If it was necessary to go to war for my adopted country, I’m grateful that it’s in this era instead of the Vietnam era when Americans who opposed that conflict mistreated and disparaged veterans. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Vietnam War veterans returning home were vilified, denigrated and physically and verbally attacked. They were spat on, and anti-war protestors called the troops some of whom were maimed or wheel chair bound from injuries they suffered in the war murderers and baby killers....   [tags: United States Army, Vietnam War, United States]

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Johnson 's Decision For The War Of Vietnam

- Johnson’s decision to send 50,000 troops into Vietnam in July 1965 remains controversial to this day as it was the first war ever lost by the United States and in the whole process over 56,000 Americans was killed in action. Some Historians argue that Johnson did have a legitimate choice as plausible alternatives were offered to him. Others say he didn’t actually have a choice as pressures from other factors left his options extremely limited leaving him with no real choice. My view is that there was no real choice due to the pressure within and outside his administration....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, Communism, South 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

- 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 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 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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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 War Of Vietnam And The Civil Rights Movement

- Intense reaction to the war in Vietnam not only came from the Civil Rights movement but also from the rise of the New Left and student activism that accompanied it. The New Left involved a growing number of young educated persons, where the intelligentsia aimed to unite themselves with the working class in order of political activism and cultural nonconformity; with their fighting ground being at universities. Amongst other issues, the new left wanted to spearhead the problem of the war in Vietnam and bring it to the forefront of the national conscience....   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam War, Protest]

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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 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 Incident Of The Vietnam War

- In May of 1960 ( within a month of the planned visit to Moscow by Eisenhower), Gary Powers and his U2 Spy Plane was shot down by Soviet missiles and he was interrogated. The Russians announced almost immediately that they had shot down a US plane and had an American pilot, but the United States denied it. Eisenhower said that it was just a NASA weather balloon. This led to Khrushchev to give Eisenhower another chance to admit that Powers belonged to America, the bait that Eisenhower did not take again....   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, John F. Kennedy]

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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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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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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 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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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 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 Vietnam War And The Cold War

- The United States used a giant lie of freedom, democracy, and a communism scare to invade Vietnam. Of course, the United States was only interested in the “rice, rubber, teak, corn, tin, spices, oil, and many others” (Zinn 475) that the country had to offer. The Vietnam War had absolutely no connection to the Cold War. The Cold War, in contrast, focused on Stalin’s dictatorship over Communism, while Vietnam had always been a quiet communist country. The war was simply over exploiting this country’s resources that it could be coerced into giving the United States....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, Cold War]

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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 Vietnam War And World War I

- The Vietnam War was a rough time for many soldiers. Memories of home, loved ones, comfort, happiness, a normal life, everything was left behind to do their duties as soldiers. They carried with them many mementos of their life at home; that way they had some kind of life to hang onto to give them the hope and comfort they needed to keep themselves pushing forward. Though, many others have done the same and kept objects to hold onto to remind themselves that there is hope and that there is light at the end of the tunnel....   [tags: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War]

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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 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 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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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 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 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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The Origins Of The Vietnam War

- The origins of the Vietnam War can be traced back to the Cold War and Word War II. In short, one of the main reasons the United States entered the Vietnam as in outcome of U.S strategy of containment during the Cold War, which aimed to prevent the spread of communism throughout the world. If wee look at the United States national interest it is defined by four basic principles: securing American power, building economic prosperity, promoting democratic principles, and seeking international peace....   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, Korean War, World War II]

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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 Anti War Movement During The Vietnam War

- The anti-war movement is war a social movement during the Vietnam War to show to allow people to express their opinions on the war. The number of people who participated in anti-war movements started out low, but as the involvement of the United States persisted the numbers began to rise. The people involved in the movement ranged from college students to political figures. People were angry at the government for forcing the American people to sit back and watch as large amounts of money were being spent and as the causality number grew....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, United States]

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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 Anti War Movement During The Vietnam War

- During the turbulent era of the 1960s, youth excelled boundaries and expectations to adequately improve the world. Throughout this time, many individuals were trying to juggle the conflicts between racism, sexism, and the turning point in the Vietnam War, the Tet Offensive. This battle occurred in 1968, and was a watershed moment in the Vietnam War that ultimately turned many Americans against bloodshed. “The total casualties – dead, wounded, and missing in action – had grown from 2,500 in 1965 and would top 80,000 by the end of 1967” (Willbanks 6)....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Woodstock Festival]

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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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