America's Involvement In The Vietnam War

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America’s involvement in the Vietnam War was projected onto the US citizens as one that should almost be laughed about, because according to the US military, Vietnam was just a poor, unsophisticated third world nation whereas America was viewed as an incredibly wealthy superpower. Before things became apparent among the US citizens, no one really questioned the participation in the War, it was perceived as some patriotic venture. Protests seemed to spark in October 1956, where the American state had increased the amount soldiers being drafted. The draft had forced numerous amounts of young, poor men to represent and fight for America. At the beginning of the year America had drafted approximately three thousand soldiers per month, however that…show more content…
By this point the strongest opposition of the War was becoming the soldiers. From 1960 to 1973 over five hundred thousand soldiers had abandoned their duties in War in protest. There was one demonstration in particular that rattled the morality of the American government; ‘Vietnam Veterans Against the War’ was the name of the event that happened in 1967. Old crippled, dismembered and injured soldiers from the War had come on television throwing away their badges and medals of Honour, saying that they were medals of murder. Many stated after that they, one day would like to go back to Vietnam and help rebuild the country that the helped destroy. Even though America was and still is seen as one of the world’s most prevailing superpowers, the withdrawal from Vietnam was inevitable. There was no clear way for the military to secure their victory in the War without having to lose thousands of soldiers. The War ended with the exact opposite of what all soldiers had spent the majority of their life fighting for. Vietnam succumbed to the communist rule and the rest of the world watched in

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