1940’s Vietnam was trying to break free of French reign over their country. During this time period Vietnam was split into two parts, north and south. The Japanese had decided to take over Vietnam in 1942. They couldn’t capture all of Vietnam, so they decided to retreat. North Vietnam proclaimed independence on September 2, 1945 as the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The State of Vietnam declared independence on June 14, 1949, but remained under French rule until August 1, 1954. South Vietnam was the
The Effects of the Vietnam War People think that the Vietnam War was pointless, and that many soldiers died for no reason which caused numerous protests. First, I will talk about how it was a hard, and sad time for soldiers and their families. Next, I will talk about the deaths of these soldiers. Third, I will talk about the protests about the war. Lastly, I will talk about what solders did when they were not getting attacked. The Vietnam War was a very hard and sad time in history. It was hard
During the Vietnam War, between 1955 and 1984, fifty-eight thousand Americans lost their lives, as well as over three-million Vietnamese lost theirs. The financial cost to the United States comes to over one hundred-fifty-billion dollars. The causes of the Vietnam War were derived from the symptoms, components and consequences of the Cold War. The Vietnam War revolved around America’s belief that communism was a threat to expand all over South East Asia. With this being said the Vietnam War was both
Anais Moss The Vietnam War was a very devastating war. There were many negative aspects that came along with this tragedy. Figuring out whether or not your against or for the war. The war on vietnam started in 1954 and ended 1975.For the United States of America the Vietnam War lasted for 11years. The United States originally got involved to help stop the spread of communism. Can you believe it saw two presidential terms? During this war the Civil Rights Movement was going on full force. African
Why USA Became Involved in Vietnam Before the Second World War, the region between India and China which now includes Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos was part of the French Empire. During the Second World War, however, Japan controlled Vietnam. After the war, the French tried to take over again but a communist group, the Vietminh wanted independence. During this war of independence the USA became involved as well. This essay will look at the reasons of why they did.
Trevor Gloede Annucci English 102 9:30 30, April 2015 The Clash of Ideologies With the end of World War II and the decline of fascism, two super powers would fight it out for the next forty years. As the cold war progressed the ideological battled would span across the globe in many small, and mostly third world countries. On such country, located in Indochina known as Vietnam. Once controlled by the French now lay hast to the clash of two super powers that would wreak havoc onto the country.
The Vietnam War raged on from 1954-1975, taking over three million lives with it. Conflicts rooted in the cold war resulted in the United States sending troops to defend South Vietnamese democracy. However as the war became more lengthy and expensive, many civilians began to protest the United States participating in the war, creating the Antiwar Movement. Though the movement had lasting effects on society, it did not immediately cause the United States to retreat from Vietnam. The antiwar movement
What is war good for? Absolutely nothing. The vietnam war wasn’t a necessary war. All of those innocent lives were lost because of America’s attitude toward communism. People need to look past their views into how it affects other people. The war was a economy ruining, life taking, horrible mistake. The Vietnam war did not even have to happen. Vietnam was all the way across the world and it did not even matter if it was a communist country, at least then we would have it for a ally. When we started
Motivation: Throughout the past Forty years the Vietnam war and it’s after effects have shaped and changed so many individuals and their lives. I will expose a deeper look at what actually occurred during the war and most importantly what actually caused the millions and millions of lives; both Vietnamese, Japanese, and American. Problem statement: With war comes after effects and throughout the past Forty years many American Veterans from Vietnam have had health complications and issues due to
Anti-War Movement in the United States During the late 60s and early 70s, anti-war movement was steadily progressing in the United States. The peace movement was directed to stop all forms of war. As the sixties wore on many anti-war groups began to form in the United States to protest for peace. These included the Black Panthers, the SDS, Woodstock, music and flower power, and the Hippy Movement. The anti-war movement attracted people from college campuses, middle class