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    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

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    Compare and Contrast Paper The Vietnam War, conflict in Southeast Asia, was mainly fought in South Vietnam between government forces with aid from the United States against guerrilla forces with aid from North Vietnam. The war began soon after the Geneva Conference provisionally divided Vietnam into the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Republic of Vietnam, South Vietnam. It began as a Vietnamese civil war and grew into a limited international conflict in which the United States became

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    Vietnam

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    After thinking about all the things we would learn this year in American history I decided to do my project on the experiences of Vietnam War veterans. There is a lot of controversy as to whether or not the Vietnam War veterans are given enough recognition for what they went through. I have heard horrible stories of US soldiers dying from US bombs, shell shock, and soldiers returning to America and not being able to function as active members of society due to the horrors of the war. All I

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    Protest Songs Throughout the Vietnam War

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    Throughout all the anti-war protests and marches during the Vietnam War, it is interesting to note the changes in the music of that time. From the beginning of the war, where support and loyalty from Americans was present in songs, to the end of the war, where anger and distrust was evident in musical lyrics, American’s opinion changed about the war. This change in opinion was easily recognized by the altering of musical lyrics about the war when Americans grew tired of the constant sending of U

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    The Invalidation of Female Vietnam Veterans

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    The people who did their part in the Second Vietnam war did not go knowing what was going to happen. They went to fight for their country and do their duty, but ended up coming back with the burdens of a war that should have never occurred. Nonetheless, the veterans still should have been, and should be, thanked and respected for their service. They instead were made the recipients of the hate that civilians held for the war. Female veterans were treated even worse because of society’s sexist belief

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    Fear plays a very large part of life, and when faced with high risk situations it makes a mountain out of a molehill. The Things They Carried is a series of vignettes written by Tim O’Brien that tells his story as a soldier in the Vietnam War. Many of the vignettes he tells are deeply disturbing. They express the fear O’Brien and the men in the Alpha Company felt while stationed in Vietnam. O’Brien shows this through the use of flashbacks of the travesties he witnessed. He uses the unfamiliar setting

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    Vietnam War Is Over Essay

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    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

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    The Color Purple : Historical and Political Insight Alice Walker’s writings were greatly influenced by the political and societal happenings around her during the 1960s and 1970s. She not only wrote about events that were taking place, she participated in them as well. Her devoted time and energy into society is very evident in her works. The Color Purple, one of Walker’s most prized novels, sends out a social message that concerns women’s struggle for freedom in a society where they are viewed

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    Culture and Music of the 70's Music is an outlet to all aspects of life and culture is a significant way of forming people and the way they live. Although not always seen directly culture has an overbearing influence on the music that is produced and made popular. The political Climate of the early seventies was full of fire with issues such as Vietnam and constant protest throughout the county. Later in the 70’s the end of the Vietnamese conflict brought the rise of the Watergate scandal

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    The Whole Picture

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    The main problems with many books are you get one point of view; the author’s. Even when the author asks outside sources the book will be formatted, put together and transitioned as the author sees best. The author can lead you and manipulate how you see the situation and control to a point how you feel should be simpazied with. These factors give a story the ability to be retold miltuible times, and each time will feel unique. The books I read in my politics class are all written about the Vietnam

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