Vietnam War week five day seven

Vietnam War week five day seven - Vietnam War The Vietnam...

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Vietnam War The Vietnam War The American Experience since 1945 HIS135 University of Phoenix Mark Watson June 12, 2011 Laura King
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America has always been involved with Southeast Asia through its involvement against the fight to prevent the spread of communism since World War two ended. Since the end of the war most American citizens appeared content with the American system, holding in high regard Congressman and the Government system. The economy was doing well and people were able to buy homes and survive. While not everything was perfect America was holding its own since the war, was one of the biggest trading partners world wide, and had stakes in overseas investments e.g. oil fields in the Middle East. It was the late 1950’s early 1960’s there was a shift and politically things started to change. The Vietnam War started from an attack by North Vietnamese when American government decided rather than give the Vietnamese people a vote as they was entitled to under the ‘Atlantic Charter ‘instead America stepped in to rebuild South Vietnam after the Korean Conflict. North Vietnam launched an attack on an American military base; in return America launched a full scale war against North Vietnam. America had already given millions of dollars in financial and military aid to France to assist them in the Korean Conflict, the first war that would not be won, eventually France lost and so did the fight for ‘One Nation’, why would the Vietnam war be any different, another war that could not be won was the main consensus of the people of America. During the 1960’s there was two different opinions formed by the American people. One group had formed the opinion that Vietnam War was not needed, and there was no direct threat to Americans. The only effect the war had on Americans was socially as well as financially, specifically with foreign countries. It was common consensus of this group that the Vietnam war was one that could not be won at any cost. This group mainly consisted of students who often began protests to protect their own from being drafted into something that was not of individual choice but rather that choice of the government. The second group believed that Vietnam was
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indeed necessary. This group did not appear concerned about the financial implications to the
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