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    Vietnam War Change

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    Wars of any kind can not only affect the physical state of soldiers but they also greatly affect their emotional state. The Vietnam War was no exception and it is seen many times throughout the The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien how the events of the war change the character’s thoughts, actions, and feelings. As the novel progresses and more of the stories are told, it is seen how damaging the war is to characters such as Tim O’Brien, Mary Anne Bell, and Rat Kiley. Each of these characters…

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    nature of the Vietnam War is reflected in the overall design and in the creation process of the Vietnam memorial. The polarizing effects of the war left the United States divided and with no sense of closure. On one hand, one side desired a heroic and idealistic interpretation while the other side preferred to address the tragedy of the war. The legacy of the war left behind feelings of distrust, betrayal, and anger that led to contrasting memories of the war. Consequently, the Vietnam Memorial…

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    with freedom and democracy, while someone in Vietnam might associate it with loyalty to Communist principles. However, all definitions follow the same thread: loyalty to one’s country. Patriots are people who fight for their country, through words or through actions. The sense of American patriotism has been reinforced with each war, and the American people have tried to spread that patriotism when they could. What Americans failed to realize in the Vietnam War was that patriotism is not a…

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    US Intervention In Vietnam

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    best thing at the time in regard to intervention in Vietnam, but failed miserably. By no means should this war have taken place, United States ignorant or uninformed view of Vietnam’s situation lead to a lot of unneeded deaths and suffering. While intervention in Vietnam could have been beneficial to stop an oppressive government, have a better knowledge of what was going on would have benefited Vietnamese people greatly. Both governments in Vietnam were oppressive, and unfortunately we…

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    Vietnam War Protest

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    The Vietnam War has been one of the most terrifying wars United States was ever a part of. The war began in 1955. North Vietnamese leaders and the Vietnam congress were struggling with each other because of their different ideas to reunite Vietnam under a single communist rule, a form of government in which a single party rules the government. North Vietnamese wanted a dictatorship. They wanted a military to rule. On the other hand the Vietnamese congress wanted freedom and establish a democracy…

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    In Vietnam, the country was temporarily divided into North and South, called the 17th parallel, where civilians could move freely between two states. Two years later elections were held to make a unified government. The U.S. government did not like this because the elections might not be fair and if the Communist won the Vietnam war, Communism could spread and it could be a bigger threat to U.S. Basically the Vietnam War started because of Communism. In 1950, the Indochina War begins. Also,…

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    Causes Of The Vietnam War

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    The Vietnam war (1950 - 1975) was a significant event for New Zealand and its involvement in it. It was commonly known as the Second Indochina War. It was the first time that New Zealand had not allied with its usual countries e.g.Great Britain. The Vietnam War was fought between North Vietnam/Viet Cong (communist - run by Ho Chi Minh) and American ran South Vietnam. As the war raged on in the early 1960’s, and the Viet Cong got closer and closer to the south, namely Saigon, America decided to…

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    Role Of Pollution In Vietnam

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    in this case Vietnam, a decision can be made about whether this quote is true…

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    Buddhism In Vietnam War

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    The Buddhist Crisis During the Vietnam War, there was a religious and political movement of Buddhists in South Vietnam. Buddhist were being supressed of their religion. In this time, Vietnam was led by a powerful leader, President Ngo Dinh Diem. He was a pro-catholic leader who was trying to displace many of the Buddhist in South Vietnam. In fear of losing their job, many Buddhists converted to Catholicism, but there were also lots who did not, causing there to be dangerous revolts and protests…

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    When the United States takes the place of the French in the Vietnam War, Hal Moore is chosen to train lead a battalion of soldiers using helicopters for the first time in combat. He is told to take 400 men into a landing zone in La Drang Valley even though no one has any clue as to how many soldiers the North Vietnamese have around that area. When they arrive Moore captures a Vietnamese scout who tells them they have landed right next to a base camp located in a mountain near the landing zone…

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