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    Black Guerilla Family was founded in the San Quentin State Prison, in California in 1966, by a former Black Panther member George L. Jackson. Black Guerilla Family is known as the most politically oriented of the major prison gangs (Gangs). Black Guerilla Family’s goals are to eliminate racism, maintain dignity in prison, and to overthrow the Unites States Government (Gang). In August of 1970, a large group of BGF members tried to free their founder from a courthouse when a gun fight broke out which resulted in the judge, a bailiff and a BGF member were shot and killed (Black). Their rivals were Aryan Brotherhood, Texas Syndicate, Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Mexican Mafia…

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    disorders that plague the veterans of the Vietnam War. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Shell Shock, and Depression, just to name a few ( “The Psychological Effects of the Vietnam War” Stanford.edu). To understand why these mental issues came about in the veterans, some background on the war is needed. It 's 1965. Bullets are pelting into your chopper. The noise is almost unbearable. Your ride to Vietnam ends here. You step off the chopper and look around. Dead and dying litter the…

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    warfare was used in the Revolutionary war. In the beginning of the war guerilla warfare was used. The British was shocked and have never saw anything like it. The Americans adopted this type of warfare from the French and Indian war. Guerilla warfare was commonly used by southern militia. In guerrilla terminology, strategy is understood as the analysis of the objectives to be achieved in light of the total military situation and the overall ways of reaching these objectives. Guerilla warfare…

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    Viet Cong general. He left his wife and three children to defend his country against American GIs trying to destroy the Communist government. He recalls that he spent ten years in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, teaching his soldiers “to destroy the enemy and we made no distinction between South Vietnamese and U.S. troops. We considered them both enemies” (Appy, 10). Hiep’s patriotism is clear in his dedication to protecting his country. Viet Cong guerilla fighter Tran Thi Gung joined the…

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    The Vietnam War was a changing point in American history. Causing high tensions between the US and the Communists parties around the globe, the Vietnam War was another way people were effected by conflict. The Communist conflict in Vietnam effected soldiers and even the people back in the United States. There were rallies against the war. People were parading in the streets of Washington DC promoting the extraction of American soldiers from a war that they believe made no sense. Some anti-war…

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    By carrying the pebble of Martha around, Jimmy Cross creates a false hope of them being together, knowingly distracting him from his duties as leader of his platoon. Not only did Lieutenant Cross carry a pebble, he also had a picture of her in the bottom of his knapsack, to keep him mentally grounded. By having her presence on him, he is able to imaginatively drift off into thought where they can be together back in New Jersey. While being distracted by the pebble, one of his platoon mates, Ted…

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    War changes people. The Vietnam war changed many soldiers, families, and countries who were affected. This war was different from the other wars we had fought in the past. It was long and, it lasted years longer than they had expected. The war became increasingly unpopular at home in the United States. The Things They Carried is a historical fiction novel that follows Tim O’Brien, who is also the protagonist of the book- and his fellow soldiers in the Alpha Company during the Vietnam war. Tim…

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    subject their families to war against Great Britain. The American people knew that this would be the only way to establish freedom from taxation. Wealthy Americans disliked the efforts made by Parliament to impose on their rights in the British Empire. Paying taxes were to be expected. The wealthy wanted nothing to do with an organized movement of rebellion against Parliament. The people push of the rebellion caused the wealthy to be identified as an equal supporter of the rebellion against…

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    This observation was probably made by the novelist as he had travelled all over India, even to the Punjab, during his service in the army. However, this is a very dispassionate description of the carnage, although its horrors have been described very graphically. He too must have been stunned by the violence and the carnage that was the culmination of the freedom struggle. Manohar Malgonkar has also drawn the attention of the reader towards the ideals which no longer hold water and the creed of…

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    The Things They Carried is a novel written by Tim O’Brien that consists of multiple short stories that occurred around the time of the Vietnam War. The short stories within the book revolve around their struggles and hardships that Tim O’Brien’s platoon experienced during the war. In the book The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien tells stories of Martha, Mary Anne, and Linda in order to show how women were used as coping devices for soldiers during the war. Their stories as a whole help develop…

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