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Vietnam War Essay Examples
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The Futility of the American Involvement in the Vietnam War
The United States actually thinking they could go into Vietnam and win was a ridiculous idea that should have been dropped from the start. They thought they could put a part of their army in there and fight them off until they came running for mercy at the peace tlks, ready to give up. This obviously never hoppened, and man...
An Analysis of the Phoenix Program
In life, there are many components that make up a whole. Often we do not see the little things that go behind the big picture. This is the case in times of war as well. Most people think that in war there are just soldiers out in the field shooting at each other. However there is more to warfare than just bullets flying eve...
Different Representations of Vietnam War in Books and Movies
My personal exposure to the Vietnam War has been limited to say the least. It is a subject that is still uneasy in the minds of many people to this day. My past teachers have only given me a basic overview of the war, giving statistical and geographical information. They had never really addressed the political and moral is...
Experiences of Vietnam War Veterans
After thinking about all the things we would learn this year in American history I decided to do my project on the experiences of Vietnam War veterans. There is a lot of controversy as to whether or not the Vietnam War veterans are given enough recognition for what they went through. I have heard horrible stories of US...
An Essay on the Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War
Causes and effects of the Vietnam War War is hell. Imagine how most every family in the United States waseffected some way or another during the Vietnam War. Parents lost sons, wives losthusbands, sisters lost brothers, and children lost their daddies. A total of over twomillion lives were lost, and for what? In this paper...
The Reasons of the Start of Vietnam War
The Vietnam War was a brutal war that affected millions of people in many different countries. All wars start because there is a difference in peoples opinions, and the Vietnam War was no different. It started because France and a Vietnam leader, Ho Chi Minh, had a difference in opinion about the type of government Vie...
The History of the Vietnam War
Background information Before the 2nd World War, Vietnam was a colony of France. During the war, French Indo China was occupied by the Japanese. When the war was over, the French took the place of the Japanese in Vietnam. In the period between 1945 and 1954 there was a struggle for independence headed by the communist Viet...
An Analysis of the Ethnicity of Vietnam
Ethnic Groups Vietnam's population is relatively homogeneous. As much as 90 percent of the people are ethnic Vietnamese, descendents of the people who settled in the Red River Delta thousands of years ago. Ethnic Chinese constitute the largest minority group. Other important minorities are the Khmer and the Cham. In additio...
A History of American Involvement in the Vietnam War
Vietnam In 1955, with the help of massive amounts of American military, political, and economic aid, the Government of the Republic of Vietnam (GVN or South Vietnam) was born. The following year, Ngo Dinh Diem, a faithfully anti-Communist figure from the South, won a doubtful election that made him president of the GVN....
Political, Social and Economic Context of the End of the Vietnam War in America and Vietnam
In the warm spring of 1975, the end of a long war was approaching. For many years the jungles of southern Vietnam had been a battle zone. The United States of America had long since retired from this war. From the fall of Hue in mid March 1975, the American government had given up on the conflict in Vietnam. The troops and...