History 1302 Lecture April 6

History 1302 Lecture April 6 - History 1302 Lecture April...

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History 1302 Lecture April 6, 2010 The World’s Policeman? A political and military history of the Korean and Vietnam Wars Cold War/Civil Rights Domestic Consequences of the cold Wars’ Hot Wars Transforming Ho Chi Minh From ally to communist threat Military and civilian perspectives China and the Korean War Geneva Accord (1954) SEATO U.S. constructs South Vietnam War begins anew The war in the South Kennedy’s escalation Johnson’s Escalation Nixon’s escalation Losing the Wars The soldier’s burdens. Red Scare undermines NAACP
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Cold War creates a space for Williams, a veteran, to assume leadership of the Monroe, NC NAACP How did the wars in Korea and Vietnam transform the nation at home? Fuels the red scare at home Fuels anti-war movements, undermines the cold war U.S. superpower status contested NSC-68 (1950) Prioritizes the foreign policy over the domestic policy How did the U.S. lost a war to such a small and impoverished country? The U.S. was fighting in a nation that it new very little about, and against people
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