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    The Battle of Bien Hoa

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    began by the National Liberation Front for South Vietnam in order to shift the invading army and regain control by the Vietnamese. A total of 39 encounters were recorded in this battle fought by brave Soldiers from the 17th Calvary, the 11th Armored Calvary, the 101st Airborne Division, the 47th Infantry Division (Mechanized), the 199th Infantry Brigade, the Air Force, Marines, and the South Vietnamese Army, against enemy forces (North Vietnamese Army, and the Viet Cong). Pleiku, Phan Theit, Ban Me

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    In If Die in a Combat Zone, Tim O’Brien argued that the Vietnam War was unrighteous and dangerous through his depictions of the day to day activities of the soldiers in Vietnam, how the war affected the soldiers, and soldier’s experiences of the villages and battles directed by the Alpha Company. O’Brien showed the war was unjust and dangerous through his depictions of the day to day activities of the soldiers in Vietnam. The everyday activities were horrific experience that included marching through

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    Platoon Film Analysis

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    Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning film "Platoon" brought the true horror of the Vietnam War to the big screen. Based on Stone's own experiences as a soldier in the conflict, the film captivated millions of viewers all over the world. "Platoon" tells the story of Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) who leaves his university studies to enlist in combat duty in Vietnam in 1967. Taylor faces a moral crisis and not to mention, imenint danger. The movie expresses many themes and ideals concerning war: cruelty, selfishness

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    Book Review

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    Rumor of War by Philip Caputo is a well-written book, which you can tell contains strong emotions towards the Vietnam War. Philip Caputo tells of his true story. He wrote this book to share the experiences he lived through in Vietnam. These experiences are better understood and represented from someone who was there first hand. He does a great job of letting readers know exactly what struggles solders went through to fight for America. In the beginning of his story he is just a young boy who wished

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    The Sorrow of War

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    It can be hard to fully comprehend the effects the Vietnam War had on not just the veterans, but the nation as a whole. The violent battles and acts of war became all too common during the long years of the conflict. The war warped the soldiers and civilians characters and desensitized their mentalities to the cruelty seen on the battlefield. Bao Ninh and Tim O’Brien, both veterans of the war, narrate their experiences of the war and use the loss of love as a metaphor for the detrimental effects

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    60s Culture

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    what their parents had prescribed. The article reveals that the 60s culture was a product of many factors including the youths reaction to the Vietnam War, the outpouring of self expression on college campuses around the continent, the constantly dynamic civil rights, and especially the rejection of the counterculture by the mainstream society. The war in Vietnam had a major impact of the youth’s view of government. The immeasurable amounts of hypocrisies that the government dispelled upon the youths

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    The Vietnam War

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    The Vietnam War Sources A, B, C, E, H and I all support and say that the Americans lost the Vietnam War because of the mistakes they made. Source A talks about how President Johnson ordered the bombings of North Vietnam which got America involved too much in Vietnam which meant that he should have invaded the North. Johnson was not a ruthless man and the bombings he did were half-hearted and limited. The air force had told him that they would succeed only if there was heavy and continuous

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    Country Joe and The Fish, are protesting the war on Vietnam. In the song, they mention in a stanza that stood out. “And it 's one, two, three, what are we fighting for? Don 't ask me, I don 't give a damn, Next stop is Vietnam; And it 's five, six, seven, open up the pearly gates, well there ain 't no time to wonder why, Whoopee! we 're all gonna die.” This stanza shows that the Americans were confused and clueless about why we were in Vietnam. Sadly, all the American citizens know is that they

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    Vietnam Syndrome Effect

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    Unlike most wars in American history, the exact starting point for the direct involvement in Vietnam is a bit hazy, and spans from 1950 to 1965. The first rather indirect action that took place was in May of 1950, where president Truman offered economic aid to France, who was amid fighting for their Indochina territory—including Vietnam—against communist forces. Following their defeat in 1954, the in the north formed a communist regime and the south kept their democratic regime, split at the 17th

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    many ways while seeing the differences and similarities. In Fallen Angels, Richie Perry, uncertain of his future, joins the US Army. A black high school graduate from Harlem. He travels to Vietnam to fight. After basic training, he harbored the illusion about the war. He hopes his medical profile is received so he doesn’t have to go engage in combat. When arriving in Vietnam, Richie meets a friend named Harold “Peewee” Gates and Jenkins. Time continues and Richie witnesses the mass destruction and

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    American Pirsoners Of War In Vietnam

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    during the Vietnam Conflict, these “rules” of war were not always obeyed, as they are now. The Geneva Convention (III) Relative to the Treatment of Prisoner of War, signed August 12, 1949, provided restrictions and obligations that a country with captured enemy POWs must meet and abide by. These obligations consisted of feeding, clothing, medical treatment, mail, and delivery of parcels from prisoners. The official tally of American POWs who were captured by the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) during

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    American soldiers have battled in conflicts they were involuntarily forced into by the draft, only to recognize the war formed within their minds would never truly cease and become a destructive syndrome hampering their ability to cope with society. In 1919, by Toni Morrison and The Red Convertible, by Louise Erdrich, Shadrack and Henry Lamartine are both attempted to reintroduce themselves into society, but suffered extreme psychological damage implanted by their experiences in military conflict

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    Things They Carried True

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    true. War will bring the worst out in people, and often, many of the men and women who live through it, cannot tell the full tale. In The Things They Carried, O’Brien has a whole section on how to tell a true war story. Being a veteran of the war in Vietnam, O’Brien knows firsthand what happened in those years overseas. But early on he does claim that the novel he had written was not true. When O’Brien told of the death of his friend and comrade, Curt Lemon, O’Brien would go into detail about how he

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    Luckily, I was deported from Vietnam after the loss of my left arm from a Viet Cong Landmine during the battle on Hill 875. I had seen the brutality of the of the soldiers as they mauled the each other to death in a desperate attempt to gain control of a piece of territory. ..It’s time to tell the real truth about this war in the perspective of a actual soldier. Maybe then the American public will see the mistake they are making by supporting Johnson and his policies about Vietnam. I wasn’t really willing

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    life and death, survival or ruin” Sun Tzu knows war leads to disaster sometimes it is better to avoid war and win by deception. When the American commander and the Vietnamese general met to end the Vietnam War. The American commander stated I could have defeated you in a direct battle but the Vietnam commander states but we won the war. (A&E) As of today, America is one of the 8 super powers of the worlds it was by using Sun Tzu’s principals. In fact, it is the victor in war that writes about its

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    home, may not be as physically noticeable. The book follows the life of Lt. Jimmy Cross, the leader of a regiment fighting during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was perceived as a terrible time of slaughter, guerilla warfare, and protests of peace on the home front. Throughout The Vietnam War, the United States helped fight alongside the Southern Vietnamese army, whose ultimate goal was to over throw the Communist Northern Vietnamese government and hopefully reunite the land under a better ruling

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    American Failure in Vietnam Originally, America opted to provide South Vietnam with arms and funding rather than taking combat action. During March 1965, President Lyndon Johnston took the decision to involve American in full-scale combat. During a time when social injustice was resulting in mass protest and demonstrations, the decision to take action in Vietnam raised more concerns with civil rights activists. As the situation intensified and the scenes from Vietnam became more horrific,

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    The International Political System has been dominated by western ideas for most of human history. From the dominance of the Greek City-States, the Roman Empire, the European Colonial era, and more recently, the dominance of the US. The rest of the world has largely developed in the shadow of this western world despite having exhibited significant events of its own, such as the early civilisations, and the expedition of Zheng He in the 15th century. China's recent rise has generated debate about the

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    The Peoples' Republic of China - The Next Superpower? The People's Republic of China (PRC) is seen by many as an economic powerhouse with the world's largest standing military that has the potential to translate economic power into the military sphere. As one of the elements of power, a nation's military potential is based not only on its capability to defeat an adversary, but also its ability to coerce and exercise influence. China's standing armed force of some 2.8 million active soldiers

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    Australia and the Vietnam War

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    The Vietnam War, a counter-insurgency conflict waged between North Vietnamese Communist forces and their South Vietnamese ­opposition, was one that many of its participants are not like to forget. It spanned over a period of approximately 10 years (1962-1972); Australia's involvement lasted for the entirety of this, and was spent alongside their South Vietnamese and U.S. counterparts. The Vietnam War, was Australia longest ever fought in combat, at a cost of 520 Australian soldiers dead and over

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