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Vietnam War

The Vietcong fought a Guerrilla war. Using “Non-explosive land mines” to defeat their enemy: examples being deploying Booby-traps, ambushing American patrols or planting bombs. Booby-traps and tunnels were two essential methods regarding the engagement of Vietcong and American soldiers in Vietnam. Booby-traps were placed all over the Vietnamese jungle, in irregular locations thus making many soldiers feel anxious and fearful. Examples of this would be the Side Closing Panji, A spike board, the Grenade...

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Vietnam War and Conscription Australia

20 year olds were obligated to register for conscription which required them to give two years of national service. Australia’s National Service –Many people thought that this process was a scheme to enable Australia’s Participation in the Vietnam War, But that was not the. Under the National Service Scheme, twenty-year-old men were required to register with the Department of Labour and National Service (DLNS), they were then subject to a ballot which, if their birth date was drawn, meant the...

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Vietnam War Just or Unjust

Matthew-Donald Toombs C & D Block 12-5-12 Vietnam, Just or Unjust? Some ask the question, was the Vietnam War just? Some may say yes it was just,and others say that it is unjust. However,Certain people view justice as slippery concept. There are always ways to get aroud justice, and that is why people believe that justice is a slippety concept. Even Plato one of the brightest of his time could not figure out whether war was just or unjust. A Certain individual, by the name of Aquinas, also...

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Springsteen In Vietnam War

both World Wars, with that said, most Americans supported both those Wars. Vietnam emulates the complete opposite, a pointless family more crowded in controversy and fought thousands of miles away. It had all the makings to become the most unpopular American war ever. Since Vietnam did not go well at all for the US Military many people did not support the war and its soldiers. The use of Agent Orange on top of the My Lai massacre gave U.S. citizens all the ammunition they needed to wage a war to protest...

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No Events In The Vietnam War By Tony Arellano

Vietnam War Richard Nixon, former United States president, once stated, “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” The Vietnam War was exhausting for soldiers because it involved unknown attacks brought on by the North Vietnamese. Tony Arellano, a Vietnam veteran, shared out his experiences overseas in Vietnam. He witnessed deaths, injuries, and surprise air strikes. In remembering the Vietnam War, it’s important...

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How The Vietnam War Changed America

the Vietnam War” (Hall xi), a rightfully said statement. Lasting from 1960-1975, it is America’s longest war and changed the United States politically, socially, and culturally during that period. In the early 1970s, the voting age was lowered to 18, largely because of the war. Also, Vietnam was one of the first wars in which African Americans largely participated. Lastly, Vietnam changed America culturally by causing mistrust in government. In the 1960s through early ‘70s, the Vietnam War changed...

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Agent Orange During The Vietnam War

War is an undeniably complex subject and although most people know how they feel about the Vietnam War, it is rare for us to agree on exactly what was right and wrong. Despite this, we have the tendency to support facts, and the fact in this case is that Agent Orange had detrimental effects wherever it was spread. Agent Orange is a herbicide that was used by the United States Military during the Vietnam war, it is made up of equal parts 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. Its purpose was to destroy forests and enemy...

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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...

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The Vietnam War: The Mental, Social, and Physical Effects on the Soldiers

In 1961 the worst war ever fought by America had just started. The Vietnamese of the north also known as the Viet Cong had invaded the south to take control of the entire country. America and other democratic countries felt the spread of communism to this country would be a stepping-stone for other communistic countries around the world, also known as the Domino Effect. America, as cocky as they were, invaded Vietnam to help the southern Vietnamese. Although America is one of the most powerful countries...

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Vietnam War

English 10 HN Persuasive Essay The Vietnam War went on for many years behind the aggression of the United States, as Vietnam called it. Millions of soldiers lost their lives in the time consuming battle. On February 8, 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson wrote a letter to Ho Chi Minh, president of Vietnam at the time. In President Johnson’s letter he expresses his hopes of ending this conflict that has gone on so long in Vietnam. In a reply to President Johnson, President Ho Chi Minh...

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