Vietnam War Was A Controversial War Essay

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The Vietnam War was a controversial war we had entered in 1965. There are many reasons why we entered into the war; one main cause is the threat of communism. This war had many different strategies. The US started with air strikes. Vietnam used methods of attrition and guerrilla tactics. Many major battles took place, some were major morale boosters and others made the war seem even more pointless. This war had a negative effect on America’s opinion of the war. It caused protests and disdain towards the soldiers. Vietnam also had negative effects on the country, such as an increase in inflation. Some people and their involvement in the war can still be remembered today. People still today debate on whether this war was even necessary; those who do not think it necessary say there was not probable cause. We left World War II with a victory. However, the end of the war left us scared and paranoid of another rise in communism. We enacted containment policies to attempt to keep communism at bay. Most people felt the same as Lieutenant Clay who said this about the spread of communism: “If we mean that we are to hold Europe against communism, we must not budge I believe the future of democracy requires us to stay here, until forced out.” The Cold War, which was simply the two sides threatening each other, made our country even more scared, but also more aggressive and willing to fight. Soon after, we entered into the Korean War, to help save democracy in South Korea. The…

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