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  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    Vietnam War Encarta Encyclopedia defines the Vietnam War as a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 19, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with United States forces and the South Vietnamese army. The Vietnam War was the longest and most unpopular war in which Americans ever fought. From 1946 until 1954, the Vietnamese had struggled for their independence from France during the First Indochina War. At the

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    Vietnam War The Vietnam War was truly one of the most uncommon wars ever fought. This conflict was so hostile and ironic, that the official beginning and end could never be identified, or pinpointed. Likewise, the enemies and the allies looked exactly alike. This turmoil made everyone in the war confused, because "anyone" could be a friend by day, and foe by night. Additionally, what made the war so difficult was the tactics used by

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    Choices Tim O'Brien was drafted to the Vietnam War. He didn't want to go to the war. So he went to the northern woods in the northern Minnesota. He had to make a choice whether to go to the war or not to go to the war. After spending six days with guy Elroy he decides to go. Tim O'Brien went to the war for the wrong reasons. He didn't even think that there should

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    MY VIETNAM HISTORY REPORT In the 1950's, the United States had begun to send troops to Vietnam and during the following 25-year period, the ensuing war would create some of the strongest tensions in US history. Almost 3 million US men and women were sent thousands of miles to fight for what was a questionable cause. In total, it is estimated that over 2 million people on both sides were killed. This site does not

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • Vietnam War and Lbj

    Vietnam War and Lbj

    To many, the 1960's could definitely be considered one of the most controversial decades of this century. It was a time in which many mistakes were made evolving around the Vietnam War which resulted in the immense suffering of two nations. The war had many casualties; along with the death of soldiers and civilians, LBJ's presidency and the 'Great Society' also were killed by the war. The US's fear of the domino theory led them

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    Vietnam War Encarta Encyclopedia defines the Vietnam War as a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 19, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with United States forces and the South Vietnamese army. The Vietnam War was the longest and most unpopular war in which Americans ever fought. From 1946 until 1954, the Vietnamese had struggled for their independence from France during the First Indochina War. At the

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War Vietnam was a long and vigorous war because it consisted of two sides that wanted different things. The main reason why North Vietnam was fighting South Vietnam was because the North wanted to spread communism. The south did not want that so they called the U.S. for help. I do not agree with the U.S. joining the Vietnam War for many reasons. First, it was not our war so we should not

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    France occupied all of Vietnam by 1884. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when communist forces under Ho Chi Minh, who took control over the north, defeated them. Eisenhower's advisers believed that Ho Chi Minh's powerful communist-nationalist appeal might set off a geographical chain reaction. As Ho Chi Minh's government established itself in North Vietnam, Eisenhower supported a noncommunist government in South Vietnam and ordered covert

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    Submitted: April 10, 2009 By: Janna
  • End of the Vietnam War and Effects on America

    End of the Vietnam War and Effects on America

    U.S. Withdrawal U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's decision not to seek reelection in 1968 prompted serious negotiations to end the war to began. Between 1968 and 1969, contacts in Paris between North Vietnam and the United States were expanded to include South Vietnam and the NLF. Under the leadership of President Richard M Nixon, the United States changed its tactics to combine U.S. troop withdrawals with intensified bombing and the invasion of Communist sanctuaries in Cambodia

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • What Effects Did the Vietnam War Have on American Society?

    What Effects Did the Vietnam War Have on American Society?

    What effects did the Vietnam War have on American society? The Vietnam War had a profound effect on American society. It changed the way we viewed our government, the media, and our Constitutional rights. Because of this shift in perspective, the country was torn apart and yet still came together in new and different ways. The Vietnam War's contraversiality spurred a great many sources of protest, against our government's use of power, how far we

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was the military struggle fought in Vietnam between 1959 to 19, between the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with the United States and South Vietnamese army. The Vietnam War is one of the most important events in the 1960s because not only did it cause so many lives lost, but also a huge uproar of controversy with anti-war protestors. The Vietnam War was the second phase of

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Jack
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was the longest war in America's history of involvement. Twenty years of hell, land mines, cross-fire, and death. Vietnam was divided by the Geneva Accord. The north being communist run by Ho Chi Minh. The south being anti-Communist run by Ngo Dinh Diem. Before Vietnam was separated, it was run by France. France had ruled most of Indochina since the late 1800s. The Vietnamese were unhappy with the way

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Max
  • Problems of Reality the Vietnam War

    Problems of Reality the Vietnam War

    Problems of Reality the Vietnam War During the Vietnam War the reality of warfare brought many soldiers back to a home that didn’t want them. Their feelings torn by atrocities, the loss of friends, and the condition of loneliness only made the experience worse. Did the issues on the home front affect the issues on the frontline? The novel Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a perfect example of the conflict and diversity

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Mikki
  • The Seeds of the Vietnam War

    The Seeds of the Vietnam War

    Saad Bhutta U.S. History II Professor: Clark 11 May 2004 The Seeds of the Vietnam War The seeds of the Vietnam War were sown two decades prior to the conflict. Following the Second World War the United States adopted two foreign policies, which seemed to coexist peacefully for a time. The policies: anti-colonialism (policy against colonization of small nations) and anti-communism. Little did the United States know that the coexistence of these two policies would

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Yan
  • Psychological Effects of the Vietnam War on Gi’s

    Psychological Effects of the Vietnam War on Gi’s

    It is believed by the majority, that one of the chief downfalls of the American occupation in Vietnam was the underestimation of the resilience of the Communist Vietcong in the north. It was believed by most analysts, at the time, that the North Vietnamese could easily be brought to negotiate. President Johnson, along with most of his advisors, believed that once the North Vietnamese saw the enormous power of the U.S. military that they would

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    Summary Like any other war the Vietnam War had a lot of devastating effects after the war ended. It also had many causes that changed many things after this war. “The Vietnam War was fought between 1964 and 19 on the ground in South Vietnam and bordering areas of Cambodia and Laos, and in bombing runs over North Vietnam.”1.There were two opposing sides. On one side it “was a coalition of forces including the United

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Mike
  • Interviewing Individual on Vietnam War

    Interviewing Individual on Vietnam War

    Oral History II During the Vietnam War, Robert (Bob) A. Smith was in the navy. Although Bob did not fight in Vietnam, it did affect him a little. He knew fighters who've seen people die in the war, and he knew people who've died, themselves. During this time period, there was quite a bit going on in the United States: war, assassinations, even new trends- and Bob experienced it all. About one or two years

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Mike
  • Student Unrest and the Vietnam War

    Student Unrest and the Vietnam War

    The 1960’s marked an era of change and a social revolution for many people in the United States. The Civil Rights Movement was in full force, man first walked on the moon, there was also the devastation regarding the assassinations of both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and President John F. Kennedy. There was the development of a counter culture that brought about the Hippie subculture. The Anti-War movement which began after the Cold War

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Artur
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    Upon reading the novel After Sorrow, written by Lady Borton, I have realized that my view of the Vietnam War was skewed. Although I didn’t live through the Vietnam War unlike my parents and their peers, I thought I was close enough in age to fully understand what happened during that time in my countries history. This novel gave the account of the Vietnamese War told by the people of Vietnam who lived there during

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Artur
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War is a very complicated and opinionated subject. The causes of the war can be confusing, and often times vary from source to source. In this paper I will examine the situation in Vietnam and try to explain the root causes of the war. I will also offer a comprehensive explanation of why the United States went into the war along with the situation it was in and other options it had.

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Forrest Gump: The Vietnam War Through The Eyes of a Child

    Forrest Gump: The Vietnam War Through The Eyes of a Child

    Forrest Gump The Vietnam War Through the Eyes of a Child In Winston Groom's Forrest Gump, the main character, Forrest Gump is involved in the Vietnam War. In the novel, he is mentally challenged and he sees everything somewhat differently then another individual might. His point of view of the events of the Vietnam War are child-like and different then what most people would see. The Vietnam War was a very tragic war. The events

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Anna
  • End of the Vietnam War and Effects on America

    End of the Vietnam War and Effects on America

    U.S. Withdrawal U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's decision not to seek reelection in 1968 prompted serious negotiations to end the war to began. Between 1968 and 1969, contacts in Paris between North Vietnam and the United States were expanded to include South Vietnam and the NLF. Under the leadership of President Richard M Nixon, the United States changed its tactics to combine U.S. troop withdrawals with intensified bombing and the invasion of Communist sanctuaries in Cambodia

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Anna
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    Saad Bhutta U.S. History II Professor: Clark 12 May 2005 Vietnam War From the 1880s until World War II (1939-1945), France governed Vietnam as part of French Indochina. (Indochina also included Cambodia and Laos, and was ruled by the emperor Bao Dai). During this time, the nations of Indochina fought for their sovereignty. In 1940, the Japanese troops invaded and occupied French Indochina, (causing the United States to step in and demand Japan to leave).

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Vietnam War and the Domino Theory

    The Vietnam War and the Domino Theory

    The Vietnam War and the Domino Theory The Americanization of the war in Vietnam was inevitable because of the prevailing belief of the “domino theory” that could take effect. The Domino Theory, which President Harry Truman first articulated in the1940’s, is the belief that the fall of one noncommunist state to communism would precipitate the fall of other neighboring noncommunist states (Shabecoff). This theory is the identical strategy that Communist China planned to achieve, with

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Anna
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    America’s involvement in Vietnam gradually escalated from 1945 to 19. Historians debate over why America even got involved in Vietnam, however it is often explained by America believing it should fight against Vietnam because of what the Southeast Asian country stood for – Communism. Many believe if Vietnam fell to communism it would only be enforcing Eisenhower’s domino theory. Kennedy’s presidency saw an increased commitment to Vietnam with 12,000 advisors by 1962 and increased equipment.

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Yan

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