Vietnam

The Vietnam War is truly one of the most unique wa

rs ever fought by the Unites States of by any country. It was never officially declared a war (Knowll, 3). It had no official beginning nor an official end. It was fought over 10,000 miles away in a virtually unknown country. The enemy and the allies looked exactly the alike, and may by day be […]

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Vietnam War – The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War is truly one of the most unique wars ever fought by the Unites States of by any country. It was never officially declared a war (Knowll, 3). It had no official beginning nor an official end. It was fought over 10,000 miles away in a virtually unknown country. The enemy and the […]

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The Vietnam War

Bullets cut through the air with blazing speed. Cutting skin as it sped through the air. Piercing cries of pain followed. It seemed like the terror and violence wouldnt end. What could men do against such reckless hate ? So what was the Vietnam war all about, and why did the United States feel they […]

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The Reasons Why the Vietnam War Changed the Way Americans Think

The US took the role of supplying ammunitions in the World War II, (WWII) to all its allies including the neutral states. After the bombing of the Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, it was eminent that the US would then take an active role in WWII. The government’s decision to enter the war received full […]

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Chapter 4: The Vietnam War and Warping of National Interest

According to Thyne, President Obama with all his advisors have a great concern on how the America’s brightest leadership came into a decision to send the American soldiers into Vietnam in the early 1960’s. The argument by the Obama administration was geared by the sense that if they sent the young Americans to fight in […]

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Apocalypse Now

For this project I have decided to study one of the greatest Vietnam War films of all time, ‘Apocalypse Now’. The film was completed in 1979 after many problems with the production of the film. They ran into problems such as Martin Sheen having a heart attack as they were filming and great money problems […]

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How Vietnam War Protrayed In Contemporary Literature Film

As we all know, the media eg tv, magazines and radio and also peoples opinions have a strong grip over a country. The magazine articles we read the photos we see, the music we listen to, the films we watch and the events that take place around us all influence us in different ways on […]

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Compare the tactics of the two sides in the Vietnam War

Napalm was a sticky substance witch stuck to all surfaces it was a bright orange explosion dropped from a plane as a normal bomb, whatever this substance of chemicals stuck to would burn it, through it and on it for example if the substance were to get stuck on your skin it would burn and […]

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The Vietnam War – How did it affect America

1) Source A implies to us that the Vietnam War changed the American Soldiers, GIs, into a “machine.” This one word, “machine”, tells us that they were turned into heartless people who were very “effective” in killing people, as they will not have feelings and not think back at what they done: killing. Another point […]

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The military tactics used by both the USA and the Vietcong forces in Vietnam in the 1960s

There were many different tactics used by the two forces during the Vietnam War. These tactics had an influence over the opposition’s use and choice of tactics. One of the most commonly used tactics was by the Vietcong this was guerrilla warfare. Guerrilla Warfare is a tactic where one fighting side uses their geography of […]

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Vietnam War Essay

In the Vietnam War America failed to win the war even though they had loads of technology and a huge military supremacy because they failed to use this correct fully and didn’t have any real tactics. America had many different types of weapons such as saturating bombing from their B-52 planes, which were the most […]

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Vietnam – Full Metal Jacket

Stanley Kubrick explores the behaviour of men in battle. This movie focuses on the training of a battalion of men from the U. S. Marine Corp. , and shows their involvement in the army, from the moment they arrive at the training centre, on Parris Island, through their dehumanizing training programme, all the way to […]

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How effective was the Tactics of Search and Destroy and Defoliation

Throughout the Vietnam War, there were many tactics used by the USA and General Westmoreland such as Search and Destroy and Defoliation. Throughout all, the tactics of Search and Destroy proved to be the most controversial. These tactics were primarily used to force the end of the war and force the spread of communism away […]

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Why there were such different reactions in the USA

Most American people supported the Vietnam War at the beginning of the 1960’s because they believed that it would stop the spread of ‘evil’ communism. Propaganda such as films and books were used to a large extent to make people believe that communism was a major threat to America and the rest of the world. […]

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How effective were the US tactics of search and destroy and defoliation in the Vietnam War

Introduction -> In the Vietnam War the US army believed that if Vietnam would become communist countries like Cambodia, Thailand and Laos would follow proving their “Domino Theory” correct. Their main aim was to get the North Vietnamese people to surrender. They assisted the South fight the North, so their military had to come up […]

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The Vietnam War

Source two is an extract taken from a school textbook called “The Vietnam War. ” It gives three examples of groups who opposed the Vietnam War and explains who opposed the Vietnam War and explains why. It tells us that at the start of the war, opposition was only a small percentage. It shows one […]

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The Vietnam War

1. Study sources 1 and 2. What do these sources tell us about the attitudes to the Vietnam War?Sources 1 and 2 show support for the war in Vietnam, and opposition to the war in Vietnam.Source 1 is from a school textbook on the Vietnam War. With a textbook, in general it should be neutral […]

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Vietnam War

A-Public figures involved in the Vietnam War: Dr Jim Cairns Dr Jim Cairns, former intellectual leader of Australia’s political Left and hero to many Australians for his opposition to the Vietnam War, has revealed a poignant childhood secret which limited his human relationships and may have contributed indirectly to the downfall of the Whitlam Government […]

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How did the poets and the songwriters of the 1960’s react to the Vietnam War

Between 1965 to 1968 the USA sent 500 000 thousand troops into Vietnam and 50 000 of them would not return and she would lose the war; the only one she has ever lost. There was outcry from amongst the world and this would turn from a short war into a ten year battle against the […]

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The War in Vietnam

Question 1. Study sources 1 and 2. What do these tell us about attitudes to the Vietnam War? Source 1 is an extract from a school textbook and therefore is quite neutral. The extract tells us about the great numbers of people who supported the war in the beginning and how a strong change of […]

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Robert F Kennedy

A graduate of Harvard (1948) and the Univ. of Virginia law school (1951), Bobby Kennedy managed his brother John’s successful campaign for the U. S. Senate in 1952. From 1953 to 1956 he was counsel to the Senate subcommittee chaired by Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. He then became (1957) chief counsel to the subcommittee investigating […]

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Epic defeat patterns apply to stories about America`s defeat in Vietnam

As Rosenberg (1974) notes, the defeat of General Custer was publicly position as an epic and heroic one. Epic defeat pattern implies that a hero is defeated in a sanguinary battle where his enemy also suffers considerably. The defeat occurs due to forces beyond the control of the hero, such as enemy’s exceeding number or […]

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