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    Vietnam War Opposition

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    1. How did US citizens express their opposition to the US invasion of Vietnam? US citizens expressed their outrage and opposition of the invasion of Vietnam fervently and loudly. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the earliest protesters were civil rights activists, who, having witnessed the oppression of blacks within the US, responded to Lyndon Johnson’s announcement of the invasion of Vietnam with wary suspicion. Other early protesters were students, hundreds of thousands of whom rallied in protest—and…

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    The Vietnam War

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    While both the Korean War (1950-53) and the Vietnam War (1962-75) played significant roles in the duration of the Cold War, the Korean War’s effects contributed to the causes and early development of the Cold War, whereas the Vietnam War’s role was more concerned with the latter stages of the development and the path towards the end of the Cold War. The Korean War and the Vietnam War were similar in the sense that they both directly influenced the Cold War. With both of these regions being…

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    Containment In Vietnam

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    hostile country being influenced. In 1950, the U.S did just that towards Southeast Asian countries, especially in Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia. Geographically the countries were located next and under China and Russia, therefore it was not wrong to stay cautious and be concerned of the “sphere of communism” spreading into the countries like a domino effect. However, during the Vietnam War, Korean War and Operation Menu the U.S did use bombs as their ultimate weapon in the battle of “hearts and…

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    The Protests In Vietnam

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    In the year of 1965 The United states of America had began to deploy troops to fight communism in the country of Vietnam. The U.S. would find themselves with new problems both overseas and at home. During the war there was a great amount of conflict that grew on American soil. Many people in the U.S. did not believe in the U.S. involvement in the war and made that clear through a series of violent and non-violent protests and demonstrations. Along with the problems in the U.S., there were many…

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    Rain In Vietnam

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    The field of waste is a representation of Vietnam as a whole. Vietnam sucks you in, just as the field did. As hard as the men push back at the Vietnam War, it only pushes back at them with more force. This is solidified when they try to retrieve Kiowa’s body; each time they pull on his corpse, it seems to sink further into the mud. Jimmy Cross comes…

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    Tcd In Vietnam

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    in order to gain the upper hand over the enemy. When the Americans were at war with the Vietnamese decades ago, they planned to use herbicides as a new strategic asset against their adversaries. By spraying defoliating agents over the forests of Vietnam, hidden enemies would be exposed, and the crops that they harvested as food would also be destroyed. In 1962, defoliation missions ordered by the U.S. military commenced, which eventually sparked anxiety among certain individuals. A couple years…

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    The Vietnam Tunnels

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    I. Building the Tunnels A).“ Communist forces began digging network of tunnels under the jungle of south Vietnam in the late 1940s, during their war of independence from french colonial authority.” B) The tunnels were built over a period of 25 years, beginning sometime in the late 1940s during the war with the french. C).The extensive network of tunnels extended from Saigon all the way to the Cambodian border. The Chu Chi tunnel system contained 130 miles of passageways D). Communist…

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    board the waiting helicopter became a lasting symbol and serves to highlight the critical role the helicopter played in the Vietnam War. While the United States had tested the feasibility of helicopters in the Korean War, their utility and combat power fully matured over the rice paddies and jungles of Vietnam. This was never more apparent than during the final hours of the Vietnam War. The massive air evacuation that took place undoubtedly saved thousands of American and South Vietnamese lives.…

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    My New Life In Vietnam

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    After 39 years since the U.S officially pulled out of Vietnam, most of the Vietnamese still talked about the United States as the dreamland of freedom and opportunities. ¬Not to mention how much I had been wishing to be in this dreamland. Surely, when I had been waiting long enough, a new chapter of my life was coming. It was 2014 when I was unbelievably at the U.S Embassy of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to participate the applicant interview to settle my new life in the United States. On the night…

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    “Good Morning Vietnam” is a comedic movie and thought-provoking criticism of the Vietnam War. Robin Williams plays Adrian Cronauer, an off-the-cuff radio DJ who is assigned to liven up a bland US military radio show broadcast from Saigon in South Vietnam during the War. Cronauer uses this platform not for its intended purpose of spreading American propaganda, but instead to poke fun at different facets of the unpopular war. The movie heavily criticizes US leadership, military methodology, and…

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