Many of the cities were occupied by Vietcong for many hours, or days. The US and South Vietnamese showed victory in regaining all the cities back, but they suffered many losses and lost almost all the American public support. The TET Offensive showed the American public the truth of Vietnam, and not what the Military wanted the people to hear. To many, the war was a lost cause, a waste of money and resources. Later, in March of 1968 the My Lai Massacre devastated a town of North Vietnamese citizens.
Although the Tet Offensive was unsuccessful for the North Vietnamese Army, they showed that United States had seriously underestimated them and their capabilities. The United States boasted prematurely that the war was nearing its end and the North Vietnamese were all but defeated. However those statements were discredited by the media who brought the Tet Offensive into the homes of millions of Americans which resulted in the highest disapproval of any war amongst American citizens in the history of the United States. In addition the Tet Offensive also showed that the North Vietnamese were willing to fight until the last man and that regardless of how many casualties they suffered, they would fight the United States until the end. SGT Jordan Alvarado SFC Delong 13F ALC Class 017-13 19 July 2013 The
For the first case, a massive flood displaced nearly eight-hundred graves in Hardin, Missouri in 1993. Authorities found displaced human remains over twenty-six square miles of land; fifty people were killed; 55,000 homes were damaged or destroyed; 58,000 people were displaced. It was a truly atrocious, upsetting scenario in which the likelihood of finding bodies was very low, and the procedures were costly. The public expected a lot from the anthropologists, hoping that they would work quickly and be able to recover all of the bodies of their missing families and friends. (Shows like “CSI” and “FBI” may give people an unrealistic expectation of these sorts of jobs.)
A war between the two immediately broke out. In 1964, the USA entered the Vietnam War. The inconclusive war in Vietnam cost many American and Vietnamese lives, devastated the country, and achieved nothing but misery for anyone caught up in it; including the Cambodians. Cambodia had become part of the Vietnam battlefield. During the next four years, American B-52 bombers, using napalm and cluster-bombs, killed up to 750,000 Cambodians in their effort to destroy North Vietnamese supply lines.
The images that were broadcasted all over America did not please the public and before long riots and protests were being held in the streets to end the war. This was because hundreds of American soldiers had died in a war they thought was coming to an end. The Tet Offensive proved otherwise and caused a major disagreement between the public and the American government. Many people believe that this almost forced the government to end the war because without the moral support from their own country there would be no chance in another. On the other hand, the Americans actually won the fight and in doing so managed to kill thousands of Vietcong’s, unmasked Vietcong’s, which they had not been able to do very well until this point.
Pres. Richard Nixon's April 30, 1970, announcement of the war's escalation into neighboring Cambodia and the shooting deaths of four students by National Guard troops at Kent State University in Ohio led to a sharp increase in protest activity. On May 4 minor damage was reported at the University of Oklahoma Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) building on the Norman campus, and the Selective Service office in Norman was
Tlatelolco Massacre One of the most tragic and heartbreaking events in Latin American History on record was the Tlatelolco Massacre, which took place on October 2, 1968. This event is important in Mexican history because government police and army forces shot down hundreds of unarmed Mexicans, mostly student protestors. An estimated 300 deaths, thousands injured and jailed, and many disappeared This time period was the beginning of the Olympics in 1968 with Mexican president Gustavo Diaz Ordaz in office. During that time many student and labor union protests were erupting around the country. President Ordaz wanted to put México’s best foot forward.
By 1968, however, over half a million US soldiers and marines were fighting in the jungles of South Vietnam and there had been thousands of US casualties. The Vietnam War turned into a major American defeat and helped change US policy in containing Communism. The United States entered the war to stop the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia. American leaders feared that Communist forces would gain control of Vietnam. After that, nation after nation might fall to Communism.
TIANANMEN MASSACRE – HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION IN CHINA Introduction Human rights violation is one of the hottest issues in China for more than a hundred years. From dynasties to the communist government, freedom of speech and press of civilians have never been respected by the Chinese government. Through the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the Chinese government has reflected the failure and weakness in solving problems. The reactions of the government before, during, and after the massacre let the world know that the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) violates the human rights seriously. This report has seven sections including history, it ends in mourning, international responses, the government speaks, the government’s reaction, human rights and the government’s reaction post-Tiananmen Massacre, and taboo.
The offensive, which had lasted for just over a month, had resulted in the death of an estimated 45,000 communist forces, evidently making the offensive a ‘military defeat’ for the north. However, the offensive was a multi-purposed plan, and where it failed to break the stalemate, it succeeded in exposing the ‘credibility gap’ between what the American public was told of the war and the reality of the conflict. Such impacts lead to the emergence of negotiations and significant changes in the military and political leadership of the US, impacting on the outcome of the war and ultimately marking the offensive as a major turning point of the second indochinese war.excellent The impact of the Tet Offensive put the North in a position of power over the US, which was key to the peace negotiations that would begin held in Paris in 1968. Progress was slow, as contradictions emerged between the demands made by each side. American negotiators demanded that the North respect the demilitarised zone and curb their attacks on the South.