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  • The Vietnam War: The Causes Of The Vietnam War

    The Causes of the Vietnam War Callum Pastuszak The Vietnam War was one of the bloodiest conflicts post WWII, it is important to understand how it started and learn from our mistakes so nothing like this happens again. It was a war that revolutionised warfare for ever with the first widespread use of Grulla warfare and introduce many new tactics and weapons. It involved some 2.2 Million soldiers and $150 billion ($950 billion in todays USD). It is a war that should be used to learn off for the prevention of situations like this Vietnam has had a rough divide since the 1600’s, not with defined borders but with geography and opinions. The civil wars were almost always between the North and the South. It gained major western attention with intention of gaining influence over the region.…

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  • The Unforgettable War: The Vietnam War

    The Unforgettable War In the United States during the 1960’s, there was a massive trepidation against the U.S soldiers who were returning stateside from the Vietnam War. With the 60’s having a plethora of problems and traumatic events, the last thing the American citizens wanted to do was embroil themselves in a war oversees that had no immediate effect on them. With the aversion to the war, the U.S citizens vilified and treated their own troops as warmongers instead of being the everyday…

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  • The Controversies Of The Vietnam War

    of conflict, the Vietnam War is extremely likely to come to mind due to the fact that it has claimed the spot of the nation’s longest war. It may also suggest itself because it is the only foreign war in our nation’s history that ended in a defeat for the United States, making it somewhat unpopular among the nation. What one may not consider, however, are the hardships, controversies, and the lives of the people, both the soldiers and the families they left behind, affected by this war. One of…

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  • Ptd Vietnam War

    Before the Vietnam War Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was not as prominent or well known as it is today. At the end of the Vietnam War about 15 of every 100 soldiers were diagnosed with PTSD. But more recent studies show that the actual amount of veterans that suffered from PTSD at some point in their life is closer to about 30 out of every 100 soldiers. No other war has had that high of PTSD statistics. Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) reported having about 11 out of every 100 soldiers suffering…

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  • Vietnam War Changes

    How and why did the US forces change as a result of the Vietnam War? The Vietnam War started in 1955 and finished in 1975. Over this time, the US army changed dramatically, mainly because the troops lost hope that the US would win soon. It changed in terms of composition, morale, motivation, recreation, equipment used and quality of soldiers. In this essay, I will go into detail about how and why the US forces changed in terms of the motivation, composition and morale. I will conclude at the…

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  • Vietnam War Veterans

    since veterans returned from the Vietnam War, but there has yet to be a breakthrough in how to properly treat post-traumatic stress disorder. The authors state that the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on someone growing old will not result in successful aging, which is a person’s ability to be more emotionally flexible in social and personal environments. Post-traumatic stress disorder creates potential barriers against…

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  • War Tactics In Vietnam

    The Vietnam War, spanning three decades, has continued to impact American lives. Many Vietnam veterans have suffered cancers, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and even birth defects in their offspring as a result of their experience in Southeast Asia. In war, gruesome battle tactics played a key role. This was known as guerrilla warfare. This type of warfare was a tactic used by the Vietcong against the United States in order to receive information about the United States plotting schemes,…

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  • Ptsd In The Vietnam War

    1960 and individuals across the nation followed his progressive plans. Societies protested against the unfair treatment of races, female activists demanded for women’s rights, and musical celebrities like Bob Dylan and the Beatles created music, “that became a symbol of young peoples’ rebellion against traditional values” (Society and Life 1). Although this time period had prosperous moments, it also faced a great deal of turmoil. American politics and civil rights movements were devastated with…

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  • Vietnam War Justified

    The United States going to Vietnam was a mistake because of the violence that went on in the United States, the violence in Vietnam, and the government was being dishonest about the war towards the people. These reasons proved evidence that the United States decision to enter the war was not justified. The war had divided the people into two groups. The ones that supported the war were called hawks and the people that did not support the war were called doves. Sometimes there were peaceful…

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  • Weapons In The Vietnam War

    Vietnam War On November 1, 1995 the North Vietnamese attacked South Vietnam to mark the beginning of the Vietnam War (Tet Offensive). Spanning nineteen years, the Vietnam War was a conflict fought between six different countries and allies over the differing opinions concerning communism. Ho Chi Minh was the leader for the North and believed in a communist government and received help from the Soviet Union and China (Biography of Ho Chi Minh). On the other hand, leader of Southern Vietnam,…

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