• American Aid To South Vietnam
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    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 United S...
  • Vietnam Before The Actual Tet Offensive
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    The Tet Offensive, which occurred on January 31, 1968, proved to be a political and a psychological victory for the Vietnamese communists. And, although it only lasted for about one month, it was one of Americas most notable battles that taught the Americans and the Vietnamese valuable lessons about life and war. The background of the Tet-Offensive is very interesting, one hidden within the conflict of the Vietnam War. While the offensive was being planned, there were anti-war demonstrations tak...
  • Communist War Efforts In South Vietnam
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    Vietnam War The Vietnam War was truly one of the most uncommon wars ever fought. This conflict was so hostile and ironic, that the official beginning and end could never be identified, or pinpointed. Likewise, the enemies and the allies looked exactly alike. This turmoil made everyone in the war confused, because "anyone" could be a friend by day, and foe by night. Additionally, what made the war so difficult was the tactics used by many soldiers. These tactics were called "Guerrilla Warfare", w...
  • Anti Vietnam War Song
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    History Music Project Two of the most memorable of events of the 60's were the Vietnam War and Woodstock. Joe McDonald, was a part of both. The song which I was randomly assigned was Fixin To Die Rag by Country Joe McDonald. However, this is only the song's pop-culture name. The song's full name is I Feel Like I m Fixin To Die Rag. Also, Joe McDonald started a band, called The Fish, which he belonged to. But, in Fixin To Die Rag, Country Joe performs alone, strumming his guitar and singing his l...
  • Military Forces Into North Vietnam
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    When many people think about the 1960's, Vietnam and President John F. Kennedy (JFK) come to mind, and for a good reason for that period in history changed millions of lives. Faced with the possible spread of communism through Asia, JFK stayed with his word to fight communism, thus the Vietnam conflict as we know today was started. In the early 1900's, France conquered Vietnam and made it a protectorate, which is a relationship of protection and partial control assumed by a superior power over a...
  • Diem And South Vietnam
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    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 Mi...
  • Order For The Vietnam Economy
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    Vietnam is a country whose economy is evolving. Its rapidly changing economy is facing significant alterations in the process of transition. Vietnam is moving away from its current economy, which is a non-market socialist one, towards a market economy with a socialist orientation. Vietnam is one of the poorest countries in the world with a Gross Domestic Product of only $300. High levels of population along with the proper training will allow Vietnam to effectively use its number one resource, p...
  • Vietnam War
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    In my opinion the Vietnam War was a terrible experience for both of the fighting sides. In this war both of the fighting sides lost huge amounts of troops, warfare, and civilian lives. The ideas and beliefs of people around the world about the Vietnam War are very different because of the controversy over this issue. The Vietnam War brought the United States shame and disgrace in the eyes of the outside world and the citizens of United States. The Vietnam War is a stain on the United States hist...
  • Key Landmark In American Involvement In Vietnam
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    A quarter of a century after the Fall of Saigon, Vietnam continues to exercise a powerful hold of the American psyche. No deployment of American troops abroad is considered without the infusion of the Vietnam question. No formulation of strategic policy can be completed without weighing the possibility of Vietnamization. Even the politics of a person cannot be discussed without taking into account his opinion on the Vietnam Ware. This national obsession with Vietnam is perfectly national when vi...
  • Vietnam War
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    Vietnam: The War We Should Have Won Essay written by Chris Styduhar The Vietnam War is one of the most disgraceful periods in American history. Not only did the greatest superpower in the world get bested by an almost third-world nation, but we lost badly. Perhaps this war could have been won, or even prevented in the first place. The United States could have and should have won this war, with a combination of better weapons usage, better tactics, and better support from their home country. Befo...
  • Issue Of The Vietnam War Memorial
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    Streaming jungles. Napalm. Underground tunnels. Agent Orange. Guerrilla warfare. Vietnam. A conflict that started in controversy, ended with controversy, and has made nothing but controversy since. When the men returned home from war, they were not greeted with pride but with uneasiness. The veterans even faced controversy over their own memorial. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been an issue of debate since its beginning, a debate that is far from worthwhile. Vietnam is a very important war i...
  • South Vietnam's New President
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    The Vietnam War Bullets cut through the air with blazing speed. Cutting skin as it sped through the air. Piercing cries of pain followed. It seemed like the terror and violence wouldn't end. What could men do against such reckless hate? So what was the Vietnam war all about, and why did the United States feel they had to get involved? President Harry Truman established a foreign policy doctrine commonly known as "Containment". This new doctrine was intended to prevent the spread of Communism. Th...
  • Vietnam Veterans The Ptsd Symptoms
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    Gary Cone was one among many Vietnam Veterans that had a difficult time dealing with the horrors of the gruesome war. Drugs and alcohol became his escape from life. Not being able to deal with the images that continued to fill his mind long after the war was over, he drugged himself up to dull and block out the pain. He also had to deal with his uncontrolled fits of rage and anger that somehow took over his body with out his consciousness. He was depressed with no real understanding of what was ...
  • Vietnam Rat
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    Am Literature Tarriq Hansrajh 06/07/05 4 thEntry #1: In my pockets: Cell phone - 5 oz Keys - 2 oz Wallet - 3 oz In my backpack: Spanish book - 5 lbs Trig book - 9 lbs 4 1 inch binders - 12 lbsUSHAP notebook - 1 lb Other misc. items - 1.5 lbs Total Weight: 29 lbs 10 oz This estimate does not surprise me at all because when I think about all the work that we have to do I remember all the textbooks that we have to carry around. In addition sometimes I come home with my back aching, but that's usual...
  • Vietnam War Costs Thousands Of American Lives
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    Snap! In an instant a disagreement has gotten out of hand. In one second beliefs have clashed. In a flash an argument has boiled over... In a single moment, your country has gone to war. Since the dawn of man there have been wars. There has been condescension, discontent, and greed. Since the beginning of time there have been instances of "good versus evil". War takes lives. It kills fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, daughters and sons. War is scary, but it is as necessary as it is inev...
  • Desert Storm And Vietnam
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    Desert Storm and Vietnam were portrayed in the media are similar because in each the American soldiers had confidence when fighting, both were on tv, journalists and reporters were with soldiers on the battlefield. They were different because Desert Storm lasted six weeks and Vietnam was ten years plus. In Desert Storm, there was an easily identified bad guy; Vietnam was a poor man's war or Blue Collar War. Both Vietnam and Desert Storm there was a lot confidence in the American Military, becaus...
  • Soldiers Of The Vietnam War
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    Vietnam Soldiers - "They Carried Ghosts" Essay submitted by T avia The relationship between the soldiers of the Vietnam War was different from the relationships with people from home. The soldiers felt as if they could not tell the whole truth about the war through their eyes to their loved ones at home. The soldiers that they were with all the time understood the pain and confusion each other felt, yet no one talked about it. War changed how people had relationships with others. War could bring...
  • Lessons From The Vietnam War
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    Lessons of the Vietnam War American imperialism has suffered a stunning defeat in Indochina. But the same forces are engaged in another war, against a much less resilient enemy, the American people. Here, the prospects for sucess are much greater. The battleground is ideological, not military. At stake are the lessons to be drawn from the American war in Indochina; the outcome will determine the course and character of new imperial ventures. (Noam Chomsky, 1975) Quite often the lesson of history...
  • Stone's Interpretation Of The Vietnam War
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    The Unholy Crusade Religion is a canopy under which American culture and society thrives. Its extension reaches the boundaries of such cultural mainstreams as movies, television, and music. Oliver Stone's 1986 war film Platoon is an example of the religious subtleties and overtones that appear in various American genres. Stone not only uses religious themes to portray the Vietnam War, but manipulates the war to show the decadence of American society. Throughout history, man has traveled the worl...
  • Involvement In The Vietnam War
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    The legacy of the American involvement in the Vietnam War is a memory that will live on forever. After reading the book titled Vietnam in Remission by James F. Veninga and Harry A. Wilmer, my first statement has been strengthened ten-fold because of the deep persuasiveness and informative nature of this book. I will begin by summarizing and interpreting the overall thoughts and perspectives that this work brings forth concerning the initiation and justification of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam...
  • Effects Of The Vietnam War On Vietnam
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    August 1954: US National Security Council decided Vietnam Settlement represented "a major forward stride of communism which might lead to the loss of SE Asia" (seeing the conflict in Cold War terms) President Eisenhower agreed to aid the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem. Facts about Diem Regime: Refused to hold reunification talks or hold elections promised under the terms of the Geneva agreement. Autocratic regime. Widespread corruption and nepotism. Unfair distribution of wealth He had repressive polic...
  • Former Vietnam Nurse
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    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 were not recognized as army personnel by the ...
  • American Combat Troops Left South Vietnam
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    The 1960's - an Era of Discord A young black man is brutally murdered for a harmless comment to a white woman. A mother distresses over the discovery of her son's rock and roll collection. A United States soldier sits in a trench in Vietnam contemplating the reason for his sitting knee-deep in mud. The 1960's was marked with confusion, insecurity and rebellion. It was a period of time when Americans stood up and took full advantage of liberalism in America and their God-given right to freedom of...
  • President Of South Vietnam
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    The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was the longest war in America's history of involvement. Twenty years of hell, land mines, cross-fire, and death. Vietnam was divided by the Geneva Accord. The north being communist run by Ho Chi Minh. The south being anti-Communist run by Ngo Dinh Diem. Before Vietnam was separated, it was run by France. France had ruled most of Indochina since the late 1800's. The Vietnamese were unhappy with the way the French were controlling, therefore, many of them took refu...
  • Military Involvement In Vietnam
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    More About The 1968 Tet Offensive For several thousand years, Vietnamese Lunar New Year has been a traditional celebration that brings the Vietnamese a sense of happiness, hope and peace. However, in recent years, It also bring back a bitter memory full of tears. It reminds them the 1968 bloodshed, a bloodiest military campaign of the Vietnam War the North Communists launched against the South. The "general offensive and general uprising" of the north marked the sharp turn of the Vietnam War. To...
  • War Between South Vietnam And North Vietnam
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    The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. It began as a determined attempt by Communist society (called Vietcong) in the South, backed by Communist North Vietnam, to overthrow the government of South Vietnam. The struggle widened into a war between South Vietnam and North Vietnam and eventually into an international conflict. The United States and about 40 other countries supported South Vietnam by supplying troops and munitions for their fight, and the USSR an...
  • Media's Coverage Of The Vietnam War
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    The Problem With Vietnam Wartime in the United States has always placed pressure on the government and the citizens of the country to provide support by whatever means to the situation. During World War II, that support was propagated by the government in the form of censorship and a strategic public relations plan to maintain the public opinion in favor of the cause. Glorification of America's involvement in the war helped America maintain the image of "a cause worth fighting for". Technology a...
  • Major Communist Nations During The Vietnam War
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    Explain why the United States left Vietnam culmination of problems within Vietnam, domestically and internationally forced the United States to leave the nation. The key reasons for withdrawal were bulging economic costs, an increasingly impatient home front, an underestimation of North Vietnamese ideology, events which turned the war and ineffective strategies. The United States was left in an unpleasant situation. The French President, Charles de Gaulle, had warned the US against its Vietnam i...
  • Kovic's View Of The Vietnam War
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    Born on the Fourth of July Patriotism, bravery, freedom, are all words to help describe the qualities of the United States. As Americans, we all have a sense of loyalty and respect toward our county. What happens when one comes to the realization that our country stands for one thing, but in all reality means something different This is the trap that Ron Kovic was sucked into during his experience in the Vietnam War. Kovic started out like most Americans. He had great pride and love for his coun...
  • Civil Rights Movements And Vietnam War
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    I feel the three most important issues or developments in US history and culture in the last century were the U. S involvement in WWII, the civil rights movements, and Vietnam War. An important issue in US history and culture in the last century was the United States entering WW II in 1941. Restricted from direct military involvement by the Neutrality Laws of 1937, 1938, and 1939, the United States remained officially neutral, content to serve as the 'arsenal of democracy,' providing Britain and...
  • Vietnam On Business During The Summer
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    +Mana Kill++ web's Economy Vietnam is a unique civilization with highly cultured people. I chose this country because it is filled with natural beauty, tranquil rural settings, and bustling urban centers. In this period of renovation, Vietnam is emerging as an economic powerhouse in South East Asia. From the bustling commercial center of Ho Chi Minh City to the gracious capital of Ha Noi, local business is flourishing and international companies are lining up to invest in new projects. The natio...
  • Vietnam War
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    Chapter 10: A Generation in War and Turmoil: The Agony of Vietnam It has been known that the Vietnam War affected many American soldiers who were involved in the war physically and psychologically. The Vietnam War was one of the most memorable wars in history. Many Americans' lives lost for no objective at all. Chapter 10 informed us about how the Vietnam War started and what really happened during that time. It also gave us background information about Vietnam Veterans and nurses who were invol...
  • Post Vietnam Era O Approximately 80000 Hispanics
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    o Precise figures are not available for Hispanic participation in Vietnam. o Prior to the full-scale escalation of the Vietnam War, Special Forces Advisor, Sergeant First Class Isaac Camacho's fire base was overrun by Viet Cong in November 1963. After an intense firefight, Camacho was taken prisoner. He is most likely the first Hispanic POW of the Vietnam era. Remarkably, Camacho escaped his captors after 20 months and made his way to freedom. He was awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars in Septem...
  • Vietnam War
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    The Reasons Why the Vietnam War Lasted So Long It is said that the U.S. has never gotten over the Vietnam War and it is still a controversial war, these are the reasons why the Vietnam War lasted so long. In 1973, the United States and North Vietnam signed a treaty called the Paris Peace Agreement; this was the beginning of the withdrawal of all remaining U.S. forces from Vietnam which was mandated by the treaty ('Vietnam War,' 1991). Also in the agreement was the return of U.S. prisoners of war...
  • War On North Vietnam After Its Communist
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    "Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind". - Gen William C Westmoreland, US Army (web) It is said that a war cannot be fought without the support of the people. Much so was this related to the Vietnam conflict. I say the "Vietnam Conflict" in that the United States never actually declared war on North Vietnam after its communist split-up in 1960. The conflict was based on the principles of containment s...
  • Economic And Military Aid To South Vietnam
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    The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forces under Ho Chi MINH, who took control of the North. US economic and military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960's in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973. Two years...
  • History By Stanley Karnow The Vietnam War
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    Vietnam: A History by Stanley Karnow The Vietnam War, to me, is the most interesting war in American history. As someone once said, it is like a "shroud of a mystery, wrapped inside an enigma". Before reading this book I had a general knowledge of the war. I knew about the communist insurgents, the Gulf of Tonkin, Saigon and Ho Chi Min. I knew about Presidents Johnson and Nixon, post traumatic stress disorder and demonstrations. What I did not fully understand was why. Why were the North Vietnam...
  • South Vietnam
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    Vietnam (v^e-'et^1 n"am^1), officially Socialist Republic of Vietnam, republic (1990 est. pop. 65,500,000), 128,401 semi (332,559 sq km), SE Asia, bordered by Cambodia and Laos (W), China (N), and the South China Sea (E, S). Major cities are HANOI (the capital) and HO CHI MINH CITY (formerly Saigon). The terrain is generally rugged; the two principal regions, the Red R. delta in the north and the Mekong R. delta in the south, are linked by a narrow, mountainous strip. Agriculture, primarily the ...
  • Fall Of Vietnam To Communism
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    Vietnam: America's Involvement Vietnam is a time in American history that most of us would like to forget, but really, we must learn from it. Vietnam is a time where we didn't look at the whole picture, it was "perceived through the lens of Cold War politics". (MP: 420) With the new "domino theory", Americans feared for their safety and the safety of the "free world". If they didn't step in, they would inevitably lose the world to communism. Many Americans believed our involvement in Vietnam beg...
  • Vietnam War
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    The years 1961 to 1972 saw the American involvement in Vietnam. For a little over ten years, America sent its sons off to fight for an unknown cause in a country they knew little about. When the United States finally pulled out of Southeast Asia, many were left scratching their heads. Over 58,000 young men died without really knowing why. Although it is a work of fiction, Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato expresses the views of those who spent their lives in the jungles of Vietnam. The Vietnam ...