Vietnam War Outline - 693 words
Indochina is made up of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It was colonized by the French in the late 1800's and given up in 1939. Japan tookover Frances loss after that. After Japans defeat in 1945, Vietnams patriot and communist, Ho Chi Minh and his Viet Minh declared Vietnam independent. After that, France came to claim their loss. The US supported France fearing the "Domino Theory" would take affect after in 1949 China fell to communism. In 1950, the US sent troops to South Korea to prevent the dominos from falling. The Vietnamese took fort Dien Bien Phoo in May of 1954, so then the French finally pulled out. That set up 2 nations North Vietnam and South Vietnam split at the 17th parallel. Ho C ...
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The Vietnam War - 947 words
Do you know why the Viet Nam war started, or when it really began? Well, it may surprise you to know that the war actually began shortly after the end of World War II. When WWII ended many countries had taken control of smaller countries in Asia. Vietnam was controlled by the French, but after WWII Vietnam wanted its independence. France did not want to give up its colonies because they needed the extra income to help rebuild its country after WWII. A man named Ho Chi Minh, who declared their independence from the French after the end of WWII, led Vietnam. His resistance force was first called the Viet Minh, which stood for the Vietnam Independence League (DRV). Ho Chi Minh formed a governm ...
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Youth Protest In Vietnam War - 1,036 words
In 1961 president Kennedy decided to send American troops to Vietnam to stop the spread of Communism and to show the United States' strength of resolve. At the time he did not know the turmoil he would bring to his own country. The United States was split between those who believed it was our part to get involved in Vietnam and those who thought it was none of our business. As the war continued people's opinions intensified, especially student's. Youth protests during the 1960's changed the way many Americans viewed the Vietnam War. In the early 1960's protests first became a way of change for the civil rights movement. Then as men started going off to war it became a way of displaying activ ...
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Vietnam War - 3,131 words
Vietnam War was fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. The war was between North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) versus the United States and the South Vietnamese army. It eventually divided into two parts, North and South Vietnam. The United States was incorporated with the south. The United States became involved in the Vietnam war because it believed that if all the country fell under the Communist government, Communism would spread throughout Southeast Asia and beyond. This belief was known as the domino theory . The US therefor supported the South Vietnamese because there beliefs where non-communism. The government they set up was failing so in 1965 the United States se ...
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Us Intervention In Vietnam War - 1,215 words
It is said that the intervention of the United States can be explained using hegemonic war theory. They were to intervene so that their military would not be seen as incapable of fighting in this war, and to maintain their prestige as a super power. The involvement of the United States in this war was not only seen as a way to stop a war that was escalating but also to gain power and respect. The main goal was to put an end to the rise of communism portrayed by a dictator who skillfully manipulated the nationalism of his people. Descriptive realism on the other hand, is defined as war without any regard for morality. Instead it lies on the basis of power, security and national interest. This ...
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Vietnam War's Impact On Australias Relationship With The World - 1,079 words
The Vietnam War had great political impact and led to deep division within Australian society. The Australian people were forced to take the issues about the Cold War, Vietnam and the arms race seriously because of Australias military involvement in Vietnam from 1962 to 1972. As a result, our fear of communism and of Asia increased dramatically. Australia, occupying a large mass of land, yet having a small population had always lived in the belief that they were threatened some way by the foreign powers and this led to the formation of The White Australia Policy, which was set up in 1901. This policy clearly reflects the enormous fear of threats from the Asian countries. Another major belief ...
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The Lost War - Vietnam War - 1,848 words
I can still imagine the powerful blasts echoing through my grandfathers mind as he dove for cover in one of our trenches. The year was 1972 and our great nation of Vietnam was at war with the Yankees, the United States. In the end it was a war that we won even though the Americans argue that it was the other way around. The war was not an easy one to win though. Thousands of lives were lost and millions more were impacted. It all began with the United States intervening in our political relations with the North Side of our country. The Americans though it was right to intervene due to the fear they had of our communist regime. Many people still argue that there were other reasons for declari ...
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Vietnam War - 1,358 words
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 country , it could become very powerful and go on to persuade other countries to become communist. The US believed that Vietnam could become powerful, and it was willing to go through anythin ...
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Vietnam War Oral - 1,165 words
The Vietnam War is slowly fading into history. The 20-year struggle between South Vietnam and its American, Australian an New Zealand allies against the communist North Vietnamese is remembered today through films, songs and poetry. Films such as Platoon and songs such as The Real Thing written by Russell Morris and I Was Only Nineteen written by John Schuman and performed by the band Red Gum are examples of this remembrance. Elected lines: When each step can mean your last one, On two legs: it was a war within yourself But you wouldnt let your mates down till they had you dusted off Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon. God help me, he was going home in June I Was O ...
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The Vietnam War: Containment Policy Or Change In Policy - 921 words
The Cold War was born out of the quest for military and ideological supremacy between the United States and Soviet Union at the conclusion of the Second World War. The Vietnam War was a hot conflict which saw the United States exercise their containment strategy which was effectively in place to halt the spread of communism. However at the time of the Vietnam War, the policy of containment had been in place for almost two decades as a result had changed somewhat through different U.S. administrations and made to fit circumstances. However the containment strategy was not the only reason for United States involvement in Vietnam as there was also a general trend in U.S. foreign policy and whic ...
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Analysis Of The Artillery Used In The Vietnam War - 408 words
The Vietnam War was a war for independence in Vietnam, the north lead by Ho Chi Minh, the south led by Ngo Dinh Diem. In 1954 an international conference decided that Vietnam must be divided into two north and south. At the beginning America was not involved in the war between north and south Vietnam, it wasnt until 1961 when a U.S. boat was attacked in the gulf of Tonkin. The President ordered the military to attack back to prevent further aggression. History: Artillery is a term used to describe large weapons or a branch of the army that implies these weapons. There are four main types of artillery there are large guns such has a M60, mortars, howitzers, and rocket launchers. This weapons ...
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Explaining America's Involvement In The Vietnam War - 1,624 words
There are many speculations as to why the Americans entered the Vietnam War. American involvement was based upon a series of many choices made by five successive presidents during a span of 1945-1975. The decisions made by these leaders were based on one central motive, the need to stop the spread of Communism. When the U.S government marched into Vietnam, it was because it feared a growth of Communism in a region of close proximity to communist China. When the United States retaliated against the North Vietnam to uphold the Truman Doctrine, they ignored foreign policy of isolationism, with Communist threat in mind. The United States wanted to aid Southern Vietnam, the help was driven by a f ...
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The Threat Of Communism During The Vietnam War - 654 words
During the years of 1954-1975, Vietnam believed that communist aggression in South Vietnam could lead to taking over South East Asia, which lead the United States to slowly become involved in the conflict of this war. Communist guerrillas, known as the Vietcong, helped native Communist terrorists in the south. One main objective of these rebels who were directly controlled by the Vietminh, North Vietnam's government, was to disrupt all types of South Vietnamese order. In October 1961, President John F. Kennedy sent Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor to South Vietnam, to evaluate the country's economic and military condition. General Taylor said that "infiltration of the Vietcong from the north was incre ...
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Synopsis Of The Vietnam War - 1,524 words
Vietnam War was a war that had the many of the world stumped on how it accrued and what it was for. Many lives were lost and destroyed for a war that had no real purpose. As to why the US got involved is still a controversial issue to this day. Pin pointing exactly when the war started is a heated debate among historians. The war was not only in Vietnam but also right at home. Society was divided and conflict began. Was Vietnam a lost cause for the US? In 1941, Ho Chi Minh, a communist activist, organizes a nationalist organization known as the Viet Minh. After defeating Germany in July 1945, World War II Allies U.S., Britain, and Soviet Union, hold the Potsdam Conference in Germany. During ...
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History On The United States' Involvement In The Vietnam War - 1,621 words
This paper will examine the history of united states Vietnam involvement during 1964 to 1968 it will emphasize the evolution of the national policy and objectives during that period. The Vietnam War twisted out to be Americans longest war with massive commitment of men and material, but most consider it a failure for the United States. The Vietnam War resulted in the deaths of more than 50,000 American and serious loss national reputation. Vietnam had an intense and negative effect on Americans view of the military. It was not until desert storm that the military regained the trust of the American people. Perhaps no other event, except the American civil war did so much raise Americans consc ...
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Australias Involvement In The Vietnam War - 1,151 words
Following the withdrawal of the last Australian troops in 1972 more than 46000 Australian personnel had served in Vietnam. This is out of a population of approximately 11 million. Of these, 3000 were wounded and almost 500 were killed. Australia became involved in Vietnam because of a longstanding alliance with the USA since World War 2. It can be argued that Australias involvement in the Vietnam War had its origins in the Cold War. By 1945 the world had been divided between two superpowers: the USA and the USSR. The animosity and conflict that arose between the two nations was known as a cold war because it did not involve direct conflict with the USA formally fighting a war with the USSR. ...
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American Involvement In The Vietnam War - 1,932 words
The Vietnam War is without a doubt one of the most memorable wars yet to date. Because of the time period the war took place there are many survivors that are still living. The basic reason I chose to do my individual project on the war was basically because it took place while I was a child. However, another reason I chose this topic was because I actually know a person who was in the war. The Vietnam War was basically a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. The war involved the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front in conflict with United States forces and the South Vietnamese army. From 1946 until 1954, the Vietnamese had struggled for their independence from ...
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American Involvement In The Vietnam War - 1,949 words
... ops had gone home on leave, and U.S. troops were on stand-down in many areas. Over 85,000 NLF soldiers simultaneously struck at almost every Major City and provincial capital across South Vietnam, sending their defenders reeling. The U.S. Embassy in Saigon, previously thought to be invulnerable, was taken over by the NLF, and held for eight hours before U.S. forces could retake the complex. It took three weeks for U.S. troops to dislodge 1000 NLF fighters from Saigon. During the Tet Offensive, the imperial capital of Hue witnessed the bloodiest fighting of the entire war. Communists assassinated South Vietnamese for collaborating with Americans; then when the ARVN returned, NLF sympathiz ...
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Vietnam War - 1,193 words
France occupied all of Vietnam by 1884. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when communist forces under Ho Chi Minh, who took control over the north, defeated them. Eisenhower's advisers believed that Ho Chi Minh's powerful communist-nationalist appeal might set off a geographical chain reaction. As Ho Chi Minh's government established itself in North Vietnam, Eisenhower supported a noncommunist government in South Vietnam and ordered covert operations and economic programs to prevent Ho Chi Minh from being elected the leader of a unified Vietnam. The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. It was started ...
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Dreaming In The 1960s - 1,013 words
... 5). Unfortunatley, the event that moved the Civil Rights Movement most significantly was the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1965. Moments after the assassination, terrible cruelty replaced the harmony. Rioting mobs in Watts, California pillaged, killed, and burned, leading to the death or injury of hundreds and millions of dollars in damage. Besides the Civil Rights movement, there was another important movement during the 1960s: the Student Movement. Youthful Americans were outraged by the intolerance of their universities, racial inequality, social injustice, and the Vietnam War. The Student Movement led to the hippy culture. This movemt marked another response to the decade as ...
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