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The Negative Influence Of Media During The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam war is also known as the Second Indochina War. Vietnam is a small country in Southeast Asia. The Vietnam War was the longest war in which the United States took part. Vietnam was separated into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was communist, and they wanted to end U.S support of South Vietnam. North Vietnam wanted to combine the two parts into the country. The United States and South Vietnamese army tried to stop from this happening. The main part of the war was a struggle between the South Vietnamese army and communist trained Viet Cong. The U.S entered North Vietnam and the United States did most of the fighting. The Vietnam War was very unpopular in the United States. Many people demonstrated their anger with the war. Unfortunately and unfairly, the people who were treated badly when they returned to the United States were the soldiers who risked their lives to do fighting.…show more content…
Many people began not to trust the government because the U.S, using the chemical weapon so that the American people began to protest the war and challenge the government’s use of the power. Also, the people used the media to spread word protests and other social gatherings. With the media, it showed that the country what they stood for and gain more productivity and protesters. The more media showed up, it’s better for the protesters. These things were effects the American culture. Moreover, the Vietnam War changed the United States and Vietnam. In the U.S the people stood up for the government and chose to move toward changed and stands up for the rights. In Vietnam, the country united under communism and the civilians suffered from the chemical weapons that were used. Both countries continues faced remarkable changes for the future
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