Communism Vietnam Dbq

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Communism is one word that the Americans never wanted to hear. Communism is a society where land and the means of production are collectively owned. Communism is a place where not one person had ownership of their things, everything was shared. The Americans believed in the domino theory and, if the United States of America did not stop the spread of communism, every country that bordered a communist country, would eventually become a communist county. This is one reason why the United States sent thousands of military advisors to Vietnam in 1964. This war was viewed differently by many people, some thought the war was the perfect plan and others thought that it was pointless and that the United States should not have sent the military to Vietnam. …show more content…
A great percentage of Liberal Americans thought that this war was unneeded and ridiculous. Was it really worth it, to lose so many American lives to stop the spread of communism? A fifty year-old mother of three would be sitting at home, speaking her thoughts about this war to her husband, saying how awful it is; worrying about her son, who was drafted into the war. After getting notified that her son has passed, she starts to break down into tears. She starts believing that this war is one that should not be happening. Later, she finds out about the Tet Offensive, now, more upset than ever about this war. More lives were taken and she is praying every night that the troops would come home soon and more lives will not be taken …show more content…
I would be a sixteen year-old girl who would be curled up on the couch in a blanked watching videos of it on television from the news and being so scared because one of my family members could be in Vietnam fighting and possibly dying. Hearing of the Tet offensive attack would have brought me to tears and would have shocked me. The Americans were told that we were close to winning, and then this happened. I would start to get upset with the fact that we are fighting a war to stop a country from becoming communist. I personally do not believe in the domino theory when it comes to politics. Each county should be ran how it would like to be ran, now, if it started to cause problems to other countries, then we should take

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