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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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    Walter Dean Myers wrote the book Fallen Angels. It is about America's experiences in the Vietnam War as told by the main character in the book, Richie Perry. Perry goes through a lot of changes and sees some of his good friends die in battle fighting for a cause that no one could agree upon. The book has 4 other main characters, Lobel, Johnson, Brunner, and Peewee. The book starts off talking about the experiences of Perry while he is serving in Vietnam. His best friend, Peewee becomes instant

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    The Battle of Long Tan

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    The Battle of Long Tan Speech Draft Salutations! The Vietnam War was a vicious conflict predominately between the United States and Australia against The Viet Cong and The North Vietnamese. Initially the public supported the war, however the American president of the time, Lyndon B. Johnson, exaggerated how easy and worldwide the war was to attract further support. When he called for “more flags” to be represented in South Vietnam only the Philippines, the Republic of South Korea, Thailand, Australia

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    The Vietnam War has become a focal point of the Sixties. Known as the first televised war, American citizens quickly became consumed with every aspect of the war. In a sense, they could not simply “turn off” the war. A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo is a firsthand account of this horrific war that tore our nation apart. Throughout this autobiography, there were several sections that grabbed my attention. I found Caputo’s use of stark comparisons and vivid imagery, particularly captivating in that

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    The Vietnam War's Effects on American Society Abstract The Vietnam War had a profound effect on American society. It changed the way we viewed our government, the media, and our Constitutional rights. Because of this shift in perspective, the country was torn apart and yet still came together in new and different ways. The Vietnam War's contraversiality spurred a great many sources of protest, against our government's use of power, how far we could stretch the rights of free expression

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    Operation Babylift was a mass evacuation of children from South Vietnam to the United States and other countries (Australia, France, and Canada) at the end of the Vietnam War, on April 3–26, 1975. Roughley over 10,300 infants and children had been evacuated. Along with Operation New Lift, over 110,000 refugees were evacuated from South Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War. Thousands of children were airlifted from Vietnam and adopted by families around the world. *IMPORTANT SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT*

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    The Role of Nurses in the Vietnam War On March 15, 1965, large shipments of troops arrived in South Vietnam. These troops occupied the country until 1973. During this time, many men fought and died for the United States of America. The numerous nurses that operated on thousands of soldiers are often forgotten. The soldiers that the nurses operated on were usually blown apart and crippled for life. The nurses worked diligently to save these men. Even by working hard to save these men they

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    Despite having been an independent country for nine-hundred years, Vietnam experienced an entire century of brutal occupation before it would reclaim its independence, all of which was due, in large part, by two foreign occupiers from the 1880’s to the 1970’s. During their respective tenures, both the French and the United States had a different rationale for their presence in Vietnam, yet there are undoubtingly some similarities between the two countries’ policies. For the French, the strategic

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    Wars of National Liberation and the End of Colonialism National liberation is a concept that has been justly and unjustly idealized for many generations. Freedom and independence are rights that every person deserves, and, sadly enough, war is often the only means by which to obtain these basic human needs. Most Americans living today know close to nothing about dictatorships, tyranny and how many people don’t have these rights, which most American people commonly ignore. National liberations are

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    Kennedy Administration on Vietnam coup The Kennedy Administration believed in the credibility of the U.S. anti-communist commitments after WW2. By 1963, it aided South Vietnam and expanded its advisers in there to contain the spreading of communism which was the belief of the North Vietnam. Unfortunately, the leader of the South Vietnamese was poor in his ways; failing political and economical progress violating US-South Vietnam agreement. The US was privately well aware of the problems in the government

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    America hurt so many young men by putting them over in Vietnam to be introduced to prostitution, gamblin’, drinkin’, drugs. To fear. To terror. To killin’. To they own death. (Luther Benton qtd. in Terry 78) Vietnam, the war that was not a war, was one of the darkest periods in American history. Men found themselves being sent against their will to fight a war which they did not support only to return home as villains. Whether emotionally or physically, the men who served in Vietnam were

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