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  • 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...
  • U.S. Got Involved In Vietnam
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    Vietnam: How and Why the United States Got Involved The conflict in Vietnam which is also called the Ten Thousand-Day War was an ongoing battle from 1945 to 1975. In the 30 years of fighting, the United States would lose over 57,000 men while Vietnamese dead numbered two million (Maclear 2). The Vietnam War is very interesting because many people have wondered how and why the United States got involved in a war that really didnt seem to concern them. American involvement officially began in 1950...
  • Start Bombing North Vietnam
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    The U.S. A was unable to win the Vietnam War because they realised too late that the real war in Vietnam was not a military one but a political one. From the start when Eisenhower first began American involvement. They knew that the only way South Vietnam would win is with the support of the American army. Kennedy, the next President restricted U.S. involvement, but after his assassination in 1963 American policy changed sharply. His successor Lyndon Johnson quickly increased American involvemen...
  • Vietnam War
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    The Political Message in Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin" The events of the past continue to influence and shape the present and the future, particularly the decade of the 1960's, which was a time often called the "decade of discontent" because of demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Americans were divided between patriotism and the desire for peace. Some agreed with President Johnson's involvement in Vietnam for the common goal of eliminating communism, others became entranced in t...
  • America's Involvement In Vietnam
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    All through the nineteenth century, America had been protected from the many conflicts in Europe by our misguided conception that we had no involvement in their affairs. The twentieth century exploded into America bringing new industry. Industries began selling their goods to European markets. This expansion into world trade brought America closer to European affairs. As the twentieth century unfolds America's international policy will change drastically. It will move from a learning process, in...
  • War In Vietnam
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    Father's Experiences Through the Vietnam Era -- - Beginning with the US and its involvement in the Vietnam War in 1963, my father was in high school and about to enter the military before he was drafted. In 1965 when he graduated from high school, the US was no longer an advisor in the war and our war status had increased to having deployed 500,000 troops. Once active, he was assigned to go to Athens, Georgia where he was trained for the war effort in the Supply Core. Upon him graduating his tra...
  • America's Increasing Involvement In Vietnam
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    Explain the reasons why America became increasingly; y involved in the affairs of Vietnam between 1954 and 1965. In this essay I shall attempt to explain the reasons why America became increasingly involved in the affairs of Vietnam between 1954 and 1965. There are many reasons which can explain America's increasing involvement in Vietnam but I believe the main reason was America's fear of the spread of Communism. America was following a policy of global containment. This was trying to prevent t...

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