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    Even if dealing with the present moment may be the objective, the past can create permanent damage. The permanent damage has the capability to influence the present outcomes. In the novel The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, permanent damage is illustrated among many of the characters. The non-linear narrative novel tells a story of a North Vietnamese soldier Kien and his journey before, during, and after the Vietnam war. North Vietnamese soldiers fought because of the influence of communism and for the purpose of serving their community. The idealized perception of life changes for Kien through his personal experiences at war. In The Sorrow of War, Bao Ninh uses women to symbolize how war destroys love and furthermore creates the inability to love…

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    world” (“Quotes about activism”). Many students around the world wholeheartedly agree with Mrs. Mead, and two prime examples were youth activism in Vietnam Era and in the pro-democracy movement of China. The Vietnam Era in the United States got its name from the longest and most controversial war in American history. In the year 1955 president Lyndon B Johnson decided to send American troops to assist the democratic South Vietnam against communist North Vietnam, which sought to unify the…

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    The French lost not only their Indochina colonies of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia but saw similar rebellions removing them from control of Algeria and Morocco. England saw the independence of colonies in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and India resulting in the decline of the British Empire. Communists used its’ victory as a rally cry to attempt takeovers not only in the neighboring countries of Laos and Cambodia, but revolutions in Iran and Latin America. Dien Bien Phu became a key turning event in the…

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    The Prison Raid

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    The Prison Raid took place around the Vietnam Era. This Raid was an attempt to recover 61 American Prisoners of War. Colonel Author “Bull” Simmons was in charge of this operation. The members of this operation were handpicked from two Special Forces Groups, 6th and 7th group. There were over 500 volunteers for the mission, but they were all interviewed. 103 were selected but only 56 conducted the actual mission. Even though no American Prisoners of War were rescued during this mission, it was…

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    Indochina War

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    The first Indochina war started in late 1940s, as France wanted to re-colonize Vietnam. French was supported by the US 80 percent of the cost of the war. In 1954, the French withdrew and the war had ended but, Vietnam divided into South and North Vietnam according to the Geneva agreement. In early 1965, US, took Gulf of Tonkin incident – later it was leaked through pentagon paper that it was manipulated by US – as opportunity, and invade outright by bombing the North Vietnam and this leaded to…

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    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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    The Vietnam War was a war between South Vietnam, supported by the United States, and North Vietnam, supported by the Soviet Union, that lasted for eleven years from 1964 to 1975. Before Vietnam was separated into separated two countries in 1954, Vietnam was a colony under the control of the French. Vietnam was controlled respectively by the Chinese, French, Japanese, the French again, and, finally, Ho Chi Minh. Minh was a communist, who led a group of Vietnamese patriots, named Vietminh,…

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    Throughout the United States, the Vietnam War is well known. It was a bloody battle that stretched for around twenty years and affected the lives of many people, either directly or through their relatives who either fought in or simply lived through the time of the Vietnam war. The war, as its title would suggest, took place in Vietnam, between North (communist) Vietnam, and South (noncommunist) Vietnam, which was supported by the United States. It was a long and complicated war that strongly…

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    The Vietnam War was a proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. Vietnam was split into two in 1954 as part of the Geneva accords in order not to have another large-scale war after Korea. Communist North Vietnam was supported by the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies whilst democratic South Vietnam was supported by the United States and other anti-communist allies. The two were due to be reunified by national…

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    Geneva Peace Accords

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    were signed in 1954 and were considered a temporary resolution to conflict in Indochina. The agreement played a pivotal role in the development of both South and North Vietnam until 1964, creating instability in both regions. Politically, of one of the key elements of the peace agreement was the division of Vietnam along the 17th parallel. The division played a significant role in the social development of the North and the South. Similarly the Peace accords brought about dramatic changes to the…

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