Duong Van Minh

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  • Personal Narrative: My Life After Vietnam

    SILVER LINING The first year of living after the Vietnam War ended in 1975 was the most difficult for me. When I heard my president Minh Duong, in South of Vietnam, commanded us to give up and hand the weapons to the North Vietnamese Communist Party, it felt like an atomic bomb exploded inside my head. My entire life, my body, and my heart fell down as I came to a free fall. For weeks I gradually got used to a new reality that my government lost the war. When terrible things happened to me after the war, I faced my most difficult challenges when I was hell bent on coming to America. With a growth mindset, I kept looking forward to the sunny side of life; I hoped to recover my life. I consciously chose the positive side by daring to choose…

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  • Vietnam War Speech Analysis

    Before World War Two, Vietnam was part of the French empire and when World War Two started it had been taken over by Japanese when the Japanese people retreated the people of Vietnam had an opportunity to take back Vietnam and create their own establishment of Government lead by Ho Chi Minh then after the war allies gave back South Vietnam to the French while North Vietnam was left in the hands of the non-communist Chinese, the Chinese treated the North Vietnam people badly and that support for…

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  • Nancy Lou Webster: A Short Story

    Over lunch one day, Lee Blocker told Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In…

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  • The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir: Analysis

    The Latehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir, by Kao Kalia Yang, offers a first-hand account of the trials and tribulations of a family of Hmong, an ethic group from Southeast Asia who are little known by the outside world. The Hmong fought alongside the United States during the Vietnam war, but were left to fend for themselves after the American withdrawal in 1975. In the aftermath, the Hmong saw the devastation of their traditional towns and villages by America’s enemies, among them the Pathet…

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  • Born The Fourth Of July Sparknotes

    The roots of the Vietnam War go back long before the American involvement which lasted from 1961 to 1975. The direct involvement of the American troops was only a part of a much larger military conflict, which had begun in 1946 with resistance by the Vietnamese people towards the French colonial rule over their territories. The Vietnam War, or the Second Indochina War was unique for the Americans on many levels. Firstly, unlike any other war, the Vietnam War was a failure from military, social…

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  • Inside Out And Back Again Sparknotes

    In the book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, many sad events take place. Those events are connected to real life. This book takes place in 1975, during the Vietnam war. The main character who goes by Ha is living in Vietnam at the time with her mother and three older brothers. Throughout the book Ha has to live on a boat for months before they move to the U.S.A as refugees. Ha’s story relates to many other refugees stories that have happened over time. Refugees have gone through many…

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  • Essay On Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    When walking through a cemetery, one often sees thousands of names engraved on the headstones. To a stranger, one name, quote, or date may mean nothing; however, to someone that knew them, it may be a link to the memories of a friend, family member, or loved one’s life. Like headstones, memorials connect us to the memories of a past person, or perhaps an event. From November 1st, 1955 to April 31st, 1975, war waged as the United States partnered with South Vietnam and fought against the…

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  • Polity In Vietnam War Essay

    people to protest war. When the war is prolonged the more opposition it creates in the metropolitan. So there are not defeated on the battlefield but defeated on the political field. The insurgent’s ability to affect the political will really matter in this case. But it is a mistake not to mention the role of the insurgents. For them, this is a matter of survival, a total war. So they are put all their will and capability to defense themselves. They are far more tenacious and persistent than…

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  • Richard M. Nixon's Ho Chi Minh During The Vietnam War

    "A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits." -Richard M. Nixon The Vietnam War was also known as the Second Indochina War, from 1954 to 1975. It was a conflict between North Vietnam and South Vietnam allies Viet Cong and the government of South Vietnam and its ally United States. The main purpose of the war was to stop South Vietnam in becoming communists like the ones in the north. During that time there were powerful leaders making the decisions. Some important…

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  • Tension In Graham Greene's The Quiet American

    The Quiet American is a novel that explores social and political relationships between Europe and America in Indochina War through connections among the three main characters: Fowler, Pyle, and Phuong. Graham Greene, an author of the book, uses the attitudes and personalities of Pyle and Fowler to create tension to symbolize the greater tension in the political conflicts over Vietnam at the time. Through Pyle and Fowler’s different political views but a common desire for Phuong, The Quiet…

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