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Unformatted text preview: Dhaval Rana History May 24, 2009 Vietnam War The Vietnam War occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from 1959 to April 30, 1975. The war was fought between the communist North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States. As the war progressed, many people began to doubt the US involvement in the war. There were a number of reasons that backed this opposition, however the public knew the US had to stop the spreading of communism. First of all, Americans opposed the US involvement in the Vietnam War because it was the first to be reported live through many Medias. During the 1960s every family in America owned a Television in their house. Therefore, many citizens were able to see the shocking reality of what really happened in Vietnam. For example, on March 16, 1968 The My Lai Massacre occurred. This Massacre was the mass murder of 347 to 504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam, all of who were civilians and some of who were...
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course SCIENCE 161 taught by Professor Potenza during the Spring '10 term at Anne Arundel CC.
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