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    Bombing In Laos

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    It was a normal day in Laos. Children went to school, adults went to work. All of a sudden, a plane flew over and dropped weirdly shaped items out of the belly. One by one, the items started to explode. Nobody knew why. The Ho Chi Minh Trail was the supply line for offensives of the actual war going on between the North Vietnamese Army, U.S., Thai, and South Vietnamese forces. There are many causes that made the United States decide to bomb Laos. Laos was bombed with millions of tons of bombs, but, they are being given money to take care of removing the bombs. It all began in March of 1964, a normal day in Laos. The United States president, Lyndon B. Johnson, declared the CIA to drop bombs over Laos to stop the supply. This was, and still is, known as the Secret War. American warplanes dropped over 270 million bombs over the country, with a third not exploding, otherwise being known as unexploded ordnance. The bombings were part of this war to support the Royal Lao government against the Pathet Lao and to prohibit traffic along Ho Chi Minh Trail; the United States, along with several other countries, were called the Cold War Superpowers. The CIA dropped over 2.5 million tons of munitions, coming to 260 million cluster bombs. Cluster bombs contain roughly 600-700 small bombs, also known as “bombies” (MAG…

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    Laos Essay

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    Laos, or the Lao People 's Democratic Republic, is a land locked-country in Southeastern Asia. It has a vast array of terrains that are traversed by the Mekong river. Sharing borders with Thailand, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, and Myanmar, Laos has a population size of approximately 6.77 million. This is roughly the size of Utah for population and size. Why leaders of the LPDR are in its capital Vientiane, along the Thailand border, the rest of the country’s population is extended across its…

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    Health in Lao PDR BACKGROUND Organizational Background Pathfinder International (PI) is a leading international non-profit organization engaged in the area of sexual and reproductive health. PI with its mission ‘to ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy sexual and reproductive life’ believes that the reproductive health care is not only a part of basic human right, but also an essential way for creating better opportunities for women, which further leads…

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    Hmong Movement Analysis

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    Since 1975 the Hmong have experienced and accomplished many milestones in the United States. Previously in Laos there was a secret war which was a part of the Vietnam War and the Cold War. This secret war was the reason that about half of the Hmong of Laos became refugees and resettled in the United States of America. “Many Hmong who had formerly been allies of the Unite States and supporters of the Royal Lao Government become targets of postwar mistrust, retaliation, and retribution by the…

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    My Cultural Group and Family History Hmong soldiers help fought in the secret war against the Pathet Lao after being recruited by the United States CIA. Thus, after the United States withdrew from the war, thousands of Hmong were killed by the Pathet Lao or were forced to abandon their homes, lands, and livestock in Laos and fled to the refugee camps in Thailand. Ultimately, this resulted in the immigration of Hmong settling down in the United States in the late 1970s through 2007 in waves.…

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    Edwin Starr was a well-known American singer from the 1960s. In the 1960s, there were many social issues, such as African-American civil rights movement, feminism, and the Vietnam war. Many artists stood out and spoke loudly to against unequal treatment and war, Edwin Starr was one of the great singers during that time. Before 1945, French had the highest status in Vietnam, Lao, and Cambodia; however, after 1949, with communist became more and more powerful at that time, Ho Chi Minh who led…

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    We see the first chapter of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien to be the foundation for the rest of the novel, with exquisite descriptions of everyone and everything, to the foreshadowing and symbolism that embodies each character and “what they carry”. O’Brien offers us basic descriptions of what each member of Alpha Company carries that is described as “largely determined by necessity” (2). Some would carry knives, extra rations and what seemed like an overkill of supplies, while others…

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    Everyone deals with certain types of situations in his or her own way. A person’s emotions and actions could also affect how he or she deals with their problems. In The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien explains how the soldier’s emotions get the best of a person. Someone could also deal with their problems in a negative way. They could deal with their issues without help, which might make the situation even worse and may cause bigger problems. Someone might not know how to deal with a situation…

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    From 1955 to 1975, American soldiers were fighting a war in Vietnam. During this time Marine Lieutenant Philip Caputo landed at Da Nang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Months later, having served on the line in one of history’s ugliest wars, he returned home. Physically whole but emotionally impacted, his adolescent beliefs forever gone. In his book, A Rumor Of War, Philip Caputo offers an insightful analysis regarding the psychological damages a soldier faces post-war.…

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    Composition II Essay Outline “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, is short story is about the soldiers during The Vietnam war and their struggles to maintain their lives. The author talks about how that their mental burdens they carry outweigh the physical burdens that those in war must carry. (O’Brien 1-12). In the story the narrator states, "They carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die. Grief, terror, love, longing--these were intangibles, but the intangibles had their own…

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