Since the United States voluntarily joined the war, large numbers of Vietnamese and American soldiers were killed, but Vietnam showed their maturity as they refrained from continuing a battle against the U.S. for intervening. With that, the America’s involvement created a tremendous amount of harm to Vietnam, but the people worked together to build their country upfrom the rubble of the war. Even though communism is often frowned upon because it promoted aggressive tactics in the past, it can be seen the Vietnam proves otherwise with their use of communism to strengthen their nation in healthy ways that do not involve war, expansion, or harm to the population. Vietnam has endured many battles for freedom and independence, but despite the challenges they’ve faced, they have successfully overcome them by taking the evil from communism and turning it into the light that is needed for a nation to succeed and grow the way they are today.
Aliaga 9Annotated Bibliography"Communism Spreads." Cold War Reference Library, edited by Richard C. Hanes, et al., vol. 5:Primary Sources, UXL, 2004, pp. 61-63. Gale Ebooks,b83804.Accessed 11 Nov. 2019.This source focuses on the negative connotation that is assumed when communism is talked about in America. It gives some history of communism during the Cold War, and the examples of how communism became a growing lifestyle that was turned into a negative tactic to scare off some countries while influencing others around it. Specifically, China and Korea are large players in the development of communism as well as Russia and other countries in Asia. This source talks about how communism lead to the development of building stronger military forces and offers a rebuttal to my page asI am defending Vietnam’s success since the war as a communist country and how well they’ve done to hold peace with the world compared to other communist countries. I can use this source as a way to incorporate an opposing side of how communism negatively affected the world while also proving its success in other countries this many years later.Freeman, Robert. "Did the U.S. Learn Any Lessons from Vietnam?" Common Dreams,INC, 1 Feb. 2015, Did-us-learn-any-lessons-vietnam.Accessed 8 Nov. 2019.This article goes through any lessons that the U.S. might have learned during the VietnamWar. Twenty years of warfare had to have taught us something. The article brings up
Aliaga 10topics like how the U.S. army learned how to represent themselves in the media, but it also brought up topics like how the U.S. fails to be at peace with other countries and continues to involve itself in situations that it doesn't need to be involved in. Though he talks about some lessons being learned, he emphasizes the fact that we’ve left many of those lessons in the past as if we never learned them. We pay no attention and forget whatwe have done. I assume he wrote the article on the forty-seventh anniversary to emphasize the idea that it is important to remember the Vietnam War, and think about what lessons can be learned, even this long after. I can use this source in my essay by