English 11- G Period
May 1, 2013
Hall, Mitchell K. "Napalm: Vietnam War." World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 29 Apr. 2013. . Root, John D. "Cambodian Invasion: Vietnam War." World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 29 Apr. 2013. .
There were many brutal effects caused by the weapons used in the Vietnam War. One weapon that was used were napalm bombs. It was the U.S. military’s most primary weapon used to cause mass destruction to a targeted area. Napalm is a thick, sticky liquid that sticks to virtually anything and impossible to get off. With many improvements during this time, the U.S. air force was able to cover up to 200 meters of land causing massive destruction. Anyone caught in this deadly event had little or no defense against the napalm. The effects led many antiwar activists to protest the use of napalm in Vietnam.
During this war, more and more weapons were sent to aid the soldiers in war. The supplies that were used were 25, 401 individual and crew-served weapons: 17 million rounds of small-arms, 200,000 rounds of antiaircraft, 70,000 rounds of mortar ammunition, 62,022 hand grenades, 4 different types of rockets, 435 vehicles, and 6,000 pounds of medical supplies.
"Landscape, climate, and agriculture of Vietnam." Image. Corel. World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 30 Apr. 2013. .
Ivan, Andrew, Mr. "Armour | Conditions." Australia and the Vietnam War. Australian Government, Aug. 2010. Web. 01 May 2013. .
Vietnam has a subtropical climate with high precipitation and warm weather. This caused monsoons to bring heavy rains and cause many jungles to grow around Vietnam’s land. The hot climate allowed tall grasses to grow up to 10 feet tall that were likely to cut one’s skin causing many people to get sick in the scorching heat. Vietnam’s...