"Cons Of The Vietnam War" Essays and Research Papers

  • Cons Of The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War is truly one of the most unique wars ever fought by the Unites States of by any country. It was never officially declared a war (Knowll, 3). It had no official beginning nor an official end. It was fought over 10,000 miles away in a virtually unknown country. The enemy and the allies looked exactly the alike, and may by day be a friend but by night become an enemy (Aaseng 113). It matched the tried and true tactics of World War Two against a hide, run, and shoot technique known as...

    Cold War, Hanoi, My Lai Massacre 2774  Words | 7  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Research Paper: Vietnam War Thuan Duong HUM410 Professor: Thomas Wilson May 12, 2012 The Vietnam War greatly changed America forever. It was the longest war fought in America’s history, lasting from 1955 to 1973. The Vietnam War tarnished America’s self- image by becoming the first time in history the United States failed to accomplish its stated war aims, to preserve a separate, independent, noncommunist government. The war also had great effects on the American people...

    John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ngo Dinh Diem 1327  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Side of the Vietnam War The Positive Side of the Vietnam War War is a tough gritty world that describes the destruction of people and countries in the name of nationalism; it is difficult to justify war and give a positive outcome when shown the disaster it causes. The Vietnam War was an extremely difficult war and is widely seen as a catastrophe by the world, even with that being the case there is still some positives that have been extracted from the situation. The Vietnam War is a heavily...

    Cold War, Fall of Saigon, John F. Kennedy 2355  Words | 6  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War Of all of the wars fought by the United States, the Vietnam War was by far the most controversial. After the defeat of French forces, Vietnam was divided into two sections: North Vietnam, and South Vietnam. North Vietnam became a Communist government under Ho Chi Minh, and South Vietnam eventually became a Republic under Ngo Dinh Diem. Under Diem's oppressive rule, the Viet Cong (those against Diem) grew in power, and the U.S. reacted to the Communist threat by sending in troops...

    Cold War, Ho Chi Minh, John F. Kennedy 1886  Words | 5  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War throughout history has been debated as whether or not it was a necessary war. Some say the war is considered necessary because President Truman was simply trying to help stop the increase of communism in Southeast Asia so that communism wouldn’t spread to other nations. While others say the war was unnecessary because it was the first war the United States lost. In the text, Major Problems of American History, it was stated that people even consider America’s involvement in the Vietnam...

    Cold War, John F. Kennedy, Korean War 1242  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Why did the US enter the Vietnam War? The Vietnam War was fought during the cold war on 1 November 1955 - 30 April 1975. The Vietnam War was a war fought between the North and South Vietnam mainly, but in later year the US would join in to help South Vietnam ward off the communist mind of Ho Chi Minh and North Vietnam. The Vietnam today is no longer called a war in fact no war since World War I and II have been wars. Instances like Vietnam have merely been police interference or police actions...

    Cold War, Communism, Ho Chi Minh 1048  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam was a small Asian country, 9000 miles away from the United States. Yet America felt that its national interest was threatened strongly enough to fight a war there. The explanation for this lies in the fear caused by the spread of communism at that time. The role of communism was extremely important in this conflict. You see, the US had to enter the war to stop the spread of communism in Asia since North Vietnam was communist. If North Vietnam was to succeed in converting Vietnam into a communist...

    Cold War, Communism, First Indochina War 1418  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Task ‘AUSTRALIA IN THE VIETNAM WAR’ Interview Questions Did anyone in your family serve in the Vietnam War? YES: Who served in this war and around what age were they? NO: What did you remember about the war? YES: What were their views on the war? Did they have the choice to serve in the war, or were they forced to? NO: How were you kept updated on the happenings of the war? YES: Did they have any positive experiences? What were they? NO: When the Vietnam soldiers came back, how...

    Cold War, Communism, Communist state 1399  Words | 5  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War The war first began in 1959, five years after the division of the country by the Geneva Accords. Vietnam had been split into two. The communist government in the north was under Ho Chi Minh and democratic government in the south was under Ngo Dinh Diem. The Vietnam War stated because France tried to make another attempt to takeover Vietnam by having a foreign power to rule. In Vietnam the target of containment was Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam front he had created in 1941. Ho and...

    Cold War, Ho Chi Minh, Ngo Dinh Diem 821  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Vietnam War

     The Vietnam War was the longest war in which the United States took part in. This heart breaking war began in 1957. Vietnam is a small country in Southeast Asia that was divided into the Communist-Democratic Republic of Vietnam, known as North Vietnam, and the non-Communist Republic of Vietnam, called South Vietnam. North Vietnamese and Communist-trained South Vietnamese rebel’s goals were to overthrow the government of South Vietnam and to eventually reunite the country as one. The United States...

    Cold War, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson 1575  Words | 4  Pages

  • The War in Vietnam

    The War in Vietnam Direct U.S. military participation in The Vietnam War, the nation's longest, cost fifty-eight thousand American lives. Only the Civil War and the two world wars were deadlier for Americans. During the decade of Vietnam beginning in 1964, the U.S Treasury spent over $140 billion on the war, enough money to fund urban renewal projects in every major American city. Despite these enormous costs and their accompanying public and private trauma for the American people, the...

    Bảo Đại, Cold War, Ho Chi Minh 1739  Words | 5  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War The Vietnam War was a military struggle starting in 1959 and ending in 1975. It began as an attempt by the Vietcong (Communist Guerrillas) to overthrow the Southern Vietnam Government. This research paper will discuss the Vietnam War, US involvement in this war, and significant battles. Following the surrender of Japan to the Allies in August 1945, Vietminh guerrillas seized the capital city of Hanoi and forced the abdication of Emperor Bao Dai. On September 2 they...

    Bảo Đại, French Indochina, Ho Chi Minh 1000  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    answers.com/Q/How_did_the_Vietnam_War_affect_the_World The Vietnam War Ericka Davis History 135 - One of the most critical outcomes of armed conflict is the impact on societies. Armed conflict has far-reaching effects and substantially impacts societies. Below is a list of conflicts the United States fought after 1918. •Choose one (1) conflict from the list below:•World War II •Korean Conflict •Vietnam Conflict •Cold War •Analyze two to three (2–3) major consequences the conflict...

    Cold War, Korean War, Lyndon B. Johnson 641  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Vietnam War

    War is always a controversial topic whenever it is discussed in a political setting, or even a private conversation between friends. No War has ever been a more controversial than the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was the longest War the nation has ever engaged in. The United States entered the war in 1961 and pulled out in 1975. Although the death toll did not reach as high as the civil war, or either World War One, or World War two. The Nation still lost over fifty thousand soldiers in the deadly...

    Cold War, Ho Chi Minh, John F. Kennedy 2399  Words | 6  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War greatly changed America forever. It was the longest war fought in America’s history, lasting from 1955 to 1973. The Vietnam War tarnished America’s self image by becoming the first time in history the United States failed to accomplish its stated war aims, to preserve a separate, independent, noncommunist government. It was the first war ever broadcast on television. The public was able to see what happened on the battlefield. One of the chief effects of the war was the division...

    Gerald Ford, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson 894  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War Research Paper and Project Your Mission: Choose a topic of interest on the Vietnam War. I have provided a list of various topics below these instructions. From that list choose one that appeals to you. I will consider other thoughtful topic choices not from the list, but any of these must be approved by me! Second: Once you have your topic narrow it down. Avoid having such a broad topic that you are swimming with information. Make sure you have a clear and concise thesis that either...

    Battle of Khe Sanh, Draft dodger, Posttraumatic stress disorder 800  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam Ten Years After” is about how Vietnam War affects both Vietnam and America. The book includes a variety of national magazines about the state of Vietnam today and the articles that debate the question of American involvement in Indochina and the future direction of U.S. foreign policy. After Vietnam War the notion of an invincible United States was called into question, and policy makers no longer assume that American troops can intervene effectively against Communist expansionism anywhere...

    Army, Cambodia, Cold War 751  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War DBQ The United States attempted to help Ngo Dinh Diem build a new nation in South Vietnam once France withdrew from Vietnam in 1954 by sending military “advisers.” As the United States was helping the south, Ho Chi Minh still had the Vietcong in the south that were getting stronger and more militant. In 1959, the Vietcong guerillas raided throughout the south and controlled most of the area outside of Saigon. When John F. Kennedy took office, the Diem regime was crumbling, so JFK...

    Cold War, Ho Chi Minh, John F. Kennedy 1370  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnam (war)

    Vietnam was the first war that issued full freedom to the press, allowing media to cover the war as they saw it. Without censorship, appalling images enabled the public to see war, as they never had before. Many people believe that it was the media that sparked the lack of support for the war. The Tet Offensive, for example, would become one of the most controversial and climactic events in which the media played a role. Up to that point, the media had portrayed the U.S. as winning the war. When...

    Kent State shootings, Kent State University, Lyndon B. Johnson 1040  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War The Vietnam War, also known as "America's war" was from December 1965 to the fall of Saigon on April 30th, 1974. This was around the Cold War era. The conflict was between North Vietnam, who were Communist, supported by China, the Soviet Union and other communist countries against South Vietnam who was supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries. The main point of the prolonged war was an attempt to "unify the country of Vietnam and prevent the spread...

    Cold War, Ho Chi Minh, Lyndon B. Johnson 945  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    Throughout the Vietnam War, the Americans used many tactics to defeat the Vietcong. The reason for the American involvement in the war was to prevent the spread of communism. This spread was known as the Domino theory. Two of the tactics used were ‘Search and destroy’ and ‘defoliation.’ Both of these tactics were used greatly throughout the War. As well as this, both tactics were implemented by General Westmoreland. There were two kinds of Search and Destroy and they were search and destroy in...

    Agent Orange, Cold War, Search and destroy 957  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War

    What was coverage of the war like, and did it affect the image of the Vietnam veteran? Many Vietnam veterans feel that uncensored and overly negative television coverage helped turn the American public against the war and against the veterans themselves. The horrors of war entered the living rooms of Americans for the first time during the Vietnam War. For almost a decade in between school, work, and dinners, the American public could watch villages being destroyed, Vietnamese children burning...

    Cold War, Korean War, My Lai Massacre 1924  Words | 6  Pages

  • Vietnam War—the War Option

    not do it all" (Turbulent Years: The 60s 36). Lyndon B. Johnson is a president torn to pieces by war. He glows in the passage of bills benefiting American society. He is someone who has suffered through an entire generation of rebellious teens. What impact did Johnson's foreign policies concerning Vietnam War have on American society? The Vietnam War really isn't a war. Congress never declared war and thus, it is constitutionally considered police action. The United States can have troops in an...

    Cold War, Korean War, Lyndon B. Johnson 2093  Words | 6  Pages

  • Vietnam War vs Iraq War

    The Vietnam War versus the Iraq War With a husband in the Army and currently on his third deployment to Iraq, I am often asked how I think this war is different from past wars. In order to answer this question properly, I found that I needed to do a little bit of research and acquaint myself with some war history. As I learned about previous wars that Americans have been involved in, I learned that only two wars have had a great deal of controversy. The Vietnam War and the Iraq War, while...

    2003 invasion of Iraq, George W. Bush, Gulf War 1110  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Vietnam War: Bellum Letale

    Griswold 1 Chelsea Griswold Mr. Scott Modern World History 22 September 2010 The Vietnam War: Bellum Letale “A great war leaves the country with three armies – an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.” Originally spoken by a German proverb, this mention is largely pertinent to relatively any war. After the Vietnam War, effect was spreading through the United States and Southeast Asia. Many were lost and wounded, as well as those who were afflicted by their loss...

    Fall of Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh City 1416  Words | 3  Pages

  • America's Role in the Vietnam War

    Assess America’s role in Vietnam in the 1960s: No conflict since the Civil War more divided Americans than U.S. involvement in the Civil War in Vietnam. American involvement in Vietnam resulted in deep divisions in U.S. society and remains a dark time in history and consciousness for many Americans. There were divisions within American society over the issue of America’s participation in the Vietnam War. Because of the unsure motives for U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and strong opposition toward...

    Cold War, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson 1313  Words | 4  Pages

  • Korean and Vietnam War Comparison

    The Korean and Vietnam war are very similar in that both were the US's attempt to fight communism by waging war in a distant third world country. Both wars were unpopular in the US and both led to a lack of victory. In fact, remarkable similarities exist between the Korean War and the Vietnam War; from the US support of a dictatorial and corrupt anti-communist regime to its conception of communism as a monolithic entity, under which all communist nations were necessarily allies, rather than individuals...

    Cold War, Communism, Korean War 2099  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Effects of the Vietnam War on Australia

    The Effect of the Vietnam War on Australia The controversial Vietnam War had a huge impact on Australian society in the 1960's/1970's. Australia’s involvement in the key international Cold War conflict of the Vietnam War created instability and a significant shift in the nation’s military, social, political and economic status. Vietnam was known as a 'TV War'. A great deal of shocking and violent footage of the war was broadcasted right into people's homes. This caused a lot of social involvement...

    Australia, Cold War, Communism 1198  Words | 4  Pages

  • Social Climate Vietnam War

    Social Climate During the Vietnam War American involvement in Vietnam initially enjoyed strong support in the United States but as the conflict continued without signs of an eminent conclusion, public opinion changed. Disapproval of President Johnson's limited approach to fighting increased. For the first time television brought the war to the "living rooms of America". And the constant coverage of the war and of injured and killed young American soldiers and civilian Vietnamese spurred protests...

    Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace movement 783  Words | 3  Pages

  • After the Vietnam War

    The new unified Vietnam became the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV). the With Americans gone, however, Vietnam's military problems were not over. In neighboring Kampuchea (previously named Cambodia), Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge began a reign of terror in hopes of creating a pre-industrial utopia, murdering around 2 million people in so-called "killing fields." In 1978, the SRV invaded Kampuchea to stop the Khmer Rouge, in what became known as "Vietnam's Vietnam." While the invasion put an end...

    Cambodia, Cold War, Ho Chi Minh 801  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War and American Culture

     Vietnam Wars Impact on American Culture Donna Whittle DeVry University Introduction to Humanities I. Introduction and Thesis Statement In the 1960’s America went through many cultural changes. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights activist, delivered his famous, “I have a dream” speech. African Americans were fighting for peace, freedom and equality. The United States was involved in the Vietnam War, committed to anti-communism. African Americans were deployed...

    Cold War, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson 1684  Words | 6  Pages

  • Apush Vietnam War

    One foreign affair was known as Vietnam. The Vietnam War was the longest war in the nation’s history. This war, from both abroad and at home, drastically changed the society of America, socially, economically, and politically. It caused for much anti-war sentiment and fueled the counter culture movement, it caused inflation and contributed to the stagflation, and brought down Johnson’s reputation and caused for several changes in legislation. While the Vietnam War raged on, other movements rose...

    Cold War, Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Lyndon B. Johnson 894  Words | 3  Pages

  • Was the Vietnam War Winnable

    Was the Vietnam War Winnable? The war in Vietnam waged by America was unwinnable through the type of warfare that was used by the US . If they had concentrated on certain key aspects they may have prevented the spread of communism to South Vietnam and achieved their ultimate goal. Americas inability to obtain the “Hearts and Minds “of the Vietnamese led to a continual supply of fighters. The US was unable to fight against an ever-increasing civilian army. In Vietnam the US relied tremendously on...

    Cambodia, Cold War, Communism 1201  Words | 3  Pages

  • What Caused the Vietnam War

    What Caused the Vietnam War? The Vietnam War was caused by many factors that contributed to the warfare in Vietnam during the years of 1959 to 1975. Most factors were the beliefs held by people who wanted to change or to prevent Vietnam becoming an Independent Country. Many people suffered due to these beliefs and policies and that the Vietnam War is now considered as one of the most distressing moments in the 20th Century. So why did the US become involved in the Vietnam War? What was Ho Chi...

    French Indochina, Geneva Conference, Ho Chi Minh 1769  Words | 5  Pages

  • Cultural Effects of the Vietnam War

     of  the  Vietnam  War When  people  are  asked  what  they  think  of    when  they  hear  the  words  “Vietnam War”,  they  may  envision  Rambo  on  a  bloody,  barbaric,  and  yet  heroic  killing  spree  or Forrest  Gump  getting  shot  in  the  buttock.  Others  may  think  of  a  grandparent  or  parent  who fought  in  the  grizzly  guerilla  warfare.  Many  can  still  recall  their  direct  experience  with  the war,  whether  as  a  soldier  or  a  civilian.  The  war  in  Vietnam  does  not...

    Cambodia, Cold War, Communism 897  Words | 3  Pages

  • Confrontations in Cuba and the Vietnam War

    I chose to write about the confrontations in Cuba and the Vietnam War. The confrontation in Cuba began as the result of the Soviet Union placing nuclear missiles in Cuba. The Soviet Union was responding to President Kennedy's rearmament program. At the time, the United States (U.S.) was the dominant superpower and the Soviet Union wanted to restore the balance of power by placing nuclear weapons within range of every major American city. Only 90 miles off the Florida coast, Cuba was the perfect...

    Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, John F. Kennedy 1042  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War Portfolio

    Vietnam War portfolio Causes The Vietnam War was a consequence of the cold war. Since neither the United States nor the Soviet Union could risk fighting each other directly they did it in other countries indirectly like in Vietnam. One of the main causes of the Vietnam War was the Gulf of Tonkin. In the Gulf of Tonkin the USS Maddox was attacked by torpedoes from the Vietnamese. They confirmed it was Vietnamese by the markings on the shells found. Then later on a second attack happened. When the...

    Cold War, Lyndon B. Johnson, North Vietnam 1051  Words | 3  Pages

  • Effects of Vietnam War

    Vietnam War Effects The Vietnam War was a very costly war. It not only affected those in battles, but it also left behind long term effects on people everywhere in the world. It was an extremely costly war with over 58,000 Americans dead and over 150,000 wounded in battle. Many Americans were affected by the war for so many had died and many more were wounded. North Vietnam was victorious over South Vietnam and allied forces. The Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975 marked the end of a very bloody war...

    Cold War, Communism, North Vietnam 1247  Words | 4  Pages

  • Changing Attitudes to the Vietnam War

    changing attitudes to Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was the long struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify Vietnam and prevent the spread of communism. Australia was involved in the Vietnam War from August 1962 – December 1972, with approximately 60,000 men and women serving. Australia was called to fight by the United States and on the request of the South Vietnamese government for assistance. The war was seen as necessary at first because of their fear...

    Australia, Cold War, Government of Australia 1207  Words | 3  Pages

  • Air Force in the Vietnam War

    A war between North Vietnam and South Vietnam began in 1954. The war was fought because the north wanted communism, and the south did not. The United States decided to get involved in the war. The United States became allies with South Vietnam, because they did not want communism to spread. I bet you’re wondering what is communism and why a nation will break apart and fight because of it. Well communism is a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in...

    Cold War, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh 1429  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnam Media and War

    The Media, the War, and a World Changed By Sam Connors The Vietnam War is a time of great strife for the many people affected during the 1960’s. Much of what we know about war is what the media tells us. Media during the Vietnam conflict is important aspect of this time period. It had significant influence on American support of the war. The media created a negative image of the Vietnam War, and was a factor in the end of the war. New media methods made this possible. During the 60’s, the media...

    Army, Cold War, Communism 815  Words | 3  Pages

  • Media Coverage of the Vietnam War

    Media Coverage of the Vietnam War Mass Media and Society COMS-130E-O Media Coverage of the Vietnam War The Vietnam War was one of the first wars to receive strong opposition from the American people mainly due to raw, uncut, uncensored and graphic media coverage. Many people agree with the fact that the Vietnam War was the first televised war. Media coverage and televised images literally brought the war into the living rooms of several American homes. Because of the brutality, horror...

    Kent State shootings, Kent State University, Lyndon B. Johnson 1003  Words | 3  Pages

  • What Are the Causes of the Vietnam War

    The Causes, Events, and Aftermath of the Vietnam War. Digital History. "The Vietnam War." Digital History. 30 Sept. 2010. Web. 30 Sept. 2010. . The Vietnam War started as a disagreement between communist North Vietnam and anti-communist South Vietnam. Before this disagreement was a war between Vietnam and the French. Vietnam received 2.6 billion dollars in financial support from the United States between 1945 and 1954. Nixon, who was President of the United States at the time,...

    Ho Chi Minh, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson 1169  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnam War Position Paper

    Vietnam War “You never knew who was the enemy and who was the friends,” said a marine officer who took part in a conflict deemed the longest war in Unites States history (My). The Vietnam War was not only the longest war in US history, as it took place from 1959 to 1975, but it is also considered one of the most controversial conflicts to date. This war, also known as the second Indochina War, occurred in the countries of Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. It was fought between communist North Vietnam...

    Cold War, Communism, North Vietnam 2027  Words | 6  Pages

  • Was the Vietnam War Necessary?

    The Vietnam War was not necessary Donna Baker COM/172 Version 3 October 29, 2012 Donna Hooley The Vietnam War started in 1954 with the defeat of the French and ended in 1975 with the fall and withdrawal of Saigon. The United States’ (U.S.’s) involvement in the Vietnam War started in 1963 with support of weapons, military training, advisement, and supplies until 1965 when U.S. troops went into battle with the North Vietnamese (Szczepanski, n.d.). American troops did not pull out of the war until...

    Agent Orange, Cold War, Communism 1780  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnam War - Paper

    The Vietnam War was a conflict between the communist, North Vietnam and South Vietnam. In the wake of the Second World War western fears of a communist expansion throughout Asia were running high. The United States was concerned that if North Vietnam succeed and turned Vietnam into a communist state, neighboring countries were also likely to follow. As an ally of the United States and Australia’s involvement in South-East Asia Treaty Organization and the Australia - New Zealand - United States Security...

    Australia, Cold War, Lyndon B. Johnson 1601  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnam War Timeline

    it begins the United States military involvement in Vietnam. 1953 January 20, 1953- Former five-star Army general, Dwight D. Eisenhower, becomes the 34th U.S President. This event is important because he becomes America’s new President and because he does a lot with the Vietnam War. 1954 April 7, 1954- President Eisenhower introduced the Domino Theory in response to a news conference. This event is important because it was a reason for war in the 1950’s. It speculated that if one state in a region...

    John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ngo Dinh Diem 1370  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnam War and the Domino Theory

    The Vietnam War and the Domino Theory The Americanization of the war in Vietnam was inevitable because of the prevailing belief of the “domino theory” that could take effect. The Domino Theory, which President Harry Truman first articulated in the1940’s, is the belief that the fall of one noncommunist state to communism would precipitate the fall of other neighboring noncommunist states (Shabecoff). This theory is the identical strategy that Communist China planned to achieve, with Vietnam as...

    Cold War, Communism, Korean War 703  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Significance of Vietnam War

    The Significance of The Vietnam War Within one generation, The United States have experienced The Second World War, The Korean War and fifteen years of The Cold War crisis. The Vietnam War was the last drop into the cup of American patience. The costs of The Vietnam War were intolerable, because they contravened traditional American values and hopes. In the year 1965, American government announced, with public support, that America is going to win the guerilla war and defeat the "global communist...

    Cold War, Communism, Containment 1736  Words | 5  Pages

  • Constitutional Wars? Korea and Vietnam

    3-25-13 P-3 Constitutional Wars? The United States was involved in both the Korean (1950-53) and Vietnam (1964-73) wars. Though the wars were fought at different times, both dealt with communism and containment. Questions arose as to why the United States was involved in these wars without having any formal declaration of war. Presidents Truman, Johnson and Nixon were involved with these wars. Many people think that congress neglected its constitutional military responsibilities and handed...

    Cold War, Korean War, Lyndon B. Johnson 2362  Words | 7  Pages

  • Cause Effect Vietnam War

    Effect Vietnam War The causes of the Vietnam War trace their roots back to the end of World War II. A French Colony, Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, & Cambodia) had been occupied by the Japanese during the war. In 1941, a Vietnamese nationalist movement, the Viet Minh, was formed by Ho Chi Minh to resist the occupiers. Before World War Two, Vietnam had been part of the French Empire. During the war, the country had been overrun by the Japanese. When the Japanese retreated, the people of Vietnam took the...

    Fall of Saigon, French Indochina, Ho Chi Minh 1148  Words | 4  Pages

  • Korean and Vietnam Wars

    The Korean War would be a radical step in fighting wars, as well as the feelings people had toward the war. All wars in American History fought before the Korean War were based on either national survival or the gain of territory. A strong conflict was created between the Soviet Union and the United States. From this conflict, tension was so strong that wars were fougt in the midst of this Cold War. The Korean War was the first America ever waged that was not fought for national survival, for...

    Cold War, Communism, Korean War 2528  Words | 7  Pages

  • Vietnam War and Communism

    between 5.5 million to 6.9 million military and civilian deaths was Germany. Germany’s downfall was the lack of allies and a war on multiple fronts. The failure of their V2 rocket hindered their offensives. Britain sent a small number of bombing planes and began raids on Germany, which within three years destroyed majority of the German war industry. In 1941, Hitler declares war on Russia while not realizing that Russia was never invaded successfully. Russia had three major advantages, its large army...

    Cold War, Communism, Ho Chi Minh 1340  Words | 4  Pages

  • Technological Deficits in the Vietnam War

    Ree, Naurie Olamo, Sonny Tong “Technological Deficits in the Vietnam War” April 21, 2014 Without using any cutting-edge machinery, North Vietnam defeated both South Vietnam and the United States. The infantry followed its commands and the soldiers performed to the best of their capabilities, yet the weapons afforded to them fell short. Although the U.S. possessed superior technology and more troops, they ultimately lost the war due to the use of old tactics emphasizing gains in land; as...

    Cambodia, Fall of Saigon, Guerrilla warfare 1527  Words | 7  Pages

  • Vietnam War Essay

    Vietnam War Essay The Vietnam War was the war that the Government and general public say Australian Soldiers should never have been fighting in. The civil war between North and South Vietnam which lasted from 1962-1972 was the battle of communism. Australian soldiers entered the Vietnam War with the intention of stopping Communism from coming to Australia, our country. The fear of this economic, political and social system was the main reason for Australia’s willingness to be part of the war. Australia’s...

    Army, Australia, Cold War 1274  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War and Its Legacy

    The Vietnam War and Its Legacy The Vietnam War is one of the most shocking eras in American history. Not only did the utmost world power in the world get bested by an almost third-world country, but we lost badly. This war could have been won, or even prohibited in the first place. The United States should have won this war, with a blend of better weapons usage, better maneuvers, and better support from their home country. Many people do not know the reason for the U.S involvement in getting into...

    Fall of Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Lyndon B. Johnson 1999  Words | 5  Pages

  • Essay for Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War greatly changed America forever. It was the longest war fought in America’s history, lasting from 1955 to 1973. The Vietnam War tarnished America’s self image by becoming the first time in history the United States failed to accomplish its stated war aims, to preserve a separate, independent, noncommunist government. The war also had great effects on the American people. It was the first war ever broadcast on television. The public was able to see what happened on the battlefield...

    Cold War, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson 944  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War Vocabulary

    Vocabulary- The Vietnam War 1. Ho Chi Minh- a Japanese nationalist leader during the Vietnam War who supported communism. He later became the president of North Vietnam. 2. Vietminh- an organization whose goal was to win Vietnam’s independence from foreign rule, mostly formed by Ho Chi Minh 3. Domino Theory- The theory that if one nation is taken over by communism, many other countries would become communism too. 4. Vietcong- A communist opposition group in the South that...

    Ho Chi Minh, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson 561  Words | 3  Pages

  • Australian Conscription in Vietnam War

    – China war in the 1960’s tore apart the fabric of Australian society and resulted in divisions in all sections of the community. There were many reasons for Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, including the allegiance commitments of South-East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO). The introduction of conscription illustrates the main purpose of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The conscription issues and the war itself caused social division in reaction to the Vietnam War. In 1964...

    Australia, Cold War, Communism 1228  Words | 4  Pages

  • Australia's Involvment in Vietnam War

    The cold war period was marked as an ideological warfare between communism and capitalism. The concept and fear of communism was perceived as major threat to the democratic nations including Australia. Due to Australia’s fear of communism it became actively involved in the Vietnam War. There were underlying factors which led Australia to become engaged in the Vietnam War. These predominant reasons included the SEATO and ANZUS treaties, the domino theory and more importantly forward defence policy...

    Cold War, Communism, Korean War 1054  Words | 3  Pages

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