What Changed America's View Towards the Vietnam War?

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What changed America's view towards the Vietnam War? In 1973, the "Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace" or the "Paris Peace Accord" was signed between the US, South Vietnam, and North Vietnam, to arrange a settlement which ended the US military involvement in the Vietnam war and also established peace in Vietnam which was supposed to end the war itself. Originally, the US got involved into the Vietnam war due to President Dwight D. Eisenhower's theory of the Domino Effect, a metaphor for the spreading of Communism happening in Asia and north-east Europe. Communism was a thought of all people having the same rights and goods as others, a thought that attracted several developing countries such as Vietnam and Indochina who were trying to approach a Communist approach government. Soon, when it could be seen that Communism does not work in practical ways since there always are people who are better off than others, America decided to try to stop the spread by getting involved into the Vietnam civil war, joining the democratic South who were fighting against the communistic North that wanted to take them over and adjust their government style. By 1968, after fighting for 7 years, America won almost every battle they fought with a death ratio of 1:10. But in January 1968, during the Vietnamese Lunar, Tet, the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong attacked the American and South Vietnamese forces violating the Tet Mau Tanh ceasefire agreement which the North

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