The War On The World War II Essay

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Throughout history, political ideologies have created wars that have forced countries to take a side in the fight for what they believe is politically correct. American intervention on behalf of Southern Vietnam and the French was no exception. Although American intervention may have had the best intentions, their involvement in Vietnam created one of the most controversial conflicts in modern history. With the defeat of Soviet Russia in the cold war, the defeat of Hitler in World War II era, fears of communist expansion wrecked havoc on the United States administration. President Harry Truman started the initiative to contain communism and three presidents later, the war on communism was still ravaging the globe with Vietnam at it 's center. Little did anyone know, this conflict with communistic ideological ideals would span decades, cost hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of dollars.

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. In 1945 the Vietnamese declared their independence from the French after eighty years of occupation. During the eighty years, Minh stated that the French imperialists abused the principles of “Freedom, equality and fraternity,” have violated the integrity of our ancestral land and oppressed our countryman. Their deeds run counter to the ideals of humanity and justice (Griffith & Baker, p.326 ).” In addition Minh stated that the French denied…

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