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.
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.)
Although the Americans managed to win it was a turning point for the Americans, that they could not win this war. (b) Explain why the methods used by the Americans to try and defeat the Viet Cong were unsuccessful Many unique tactics approached the Americans by the Viet Cong guerrillas during the war, which unfortunately for them killed 11% of their men. The Viet Cong had many tactics such as putting explosives under the ground so the Americans would blow up, they also camouflaged into the Vietnamese peasants by wearing no uniform and they also camouflaged into the environment and launched many surprise fights which would therefore keep the Americans up all the time not enabling them to get any rest for energy to fight. The Americans were completely naïve to all theses guerrilla tactics and their tactics, which were more successful on an open field battle, where no one could hide or place booby traps or camouflage because everyone wore uniform’s and the Americans had great experience fighting in these conditions, however they were useless in the middle of a Jungle. Their ‘search and destroy’ method did not win the South Vietnamese peasants over either because many times the Americans got information wrong and would end up killing civilians and events such as the My Lai massacre occurred.
The Tiananmen Square Massacre In 1989, one of the world’s most shocking incidents occurred in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The peaceful protest held by the students against the Chinese Communist Party was ended as Deng gave the order for open fire. As the tanks rolled in on them this marked the sad death for around 200 students. However we are unsure of the exact amount for the death toll as the Chinese government concealed it as much as possible. In this essay I will explain and describe the responses to the incident by China and the other nations of the world, why they reacted in their particular way and how their reaction may have changed over the last few years.
Year 11 History Essay By Bp109 The Tet offensive was a military victory for the United States (US) however it was also a political defeat. The Tet offensive created a massive crisis in the Johnson administration. They became unable to convince the American people that it had been a major defeat for the communists because of the effect of the media. The Tet offensive had a disastrous effect on the United States army and the allies, South Vietnam. This essay will show that the Tet Offensive was a massive defeat for the US.
These series of attacks that singlehandedly changed the course of the war by planting seeds of unrest into the minds the American public are known today as the Tet Offensive. Since the 1940’s, General Vo Nguyen Giap was the Commanding General of the North Vietnam Army. Giap served under Ho Chi Minh and was one of the main forces in the victory at Dien Bien Phu, which drove the French forces out of Vietnam in 1954. During the battle of Dien Bien Phu, General Giap is quoted stating that he was, “…willing to lose ten men for every one enemy soldier killed” (Bui Tin 2002, 67). This statement by itself is a clear indicator that General Giap was willing to do anything to defeat the French and win the war.
Vietnam War Carrie E. Christ (McManus) DeVry University Contemporary History Professor Jones Fall 2013 Vietnam War Thesis The Vietnam War is significant to American History because the United States participated in this war, as allies, with South Vietnamese, against North Vietnam and their southern allies, the Viet Cong. This war began because of a dispute that began in 1954, and was the cause of over three million deaths, half of which were Vietnamese civilians, and included the deaths of 58,000 Americans (A&E History). American citizens, divided on their thoughts in regards to support of this war, did not give the respect, nor honor to the veterans that they deserved, many of them shamed. The government, whom gave resolution to enact the war, did not provide support for the wounded veterans, and many suffered physical, emotional, as well as psychological injuries. Many Vietnam Veterans still suffer today because of this war; many whom have never spoke about it since returning to America.
The Agreement was the war ending in Vietnam and had established independence in Vietnam. Secondly, after the resignation of President Nixon due to the Watergate scandal in August 1974, American aid for the South Vietnamese Government decreased dramatically. This was President Ford, who was the successor to Richard Nixon, didn’t persuade the American parliament to spending more for the war in Vietnam. Understanding this difficult situation of the South Vietnamese Government, the North Vietnamese government launched a general offensive in the South. With supported by artilleries and armors from Chinese and SS, the North Vietnamese troops won in almost all the South and Saigon city was the final battle.
However, Japan cannot truly be classed as a winner because their actual involvement in the war was minimal. As a whole, Korea was greatly damaged by the war. 10% of the population was killed, wounded or missing due to the conflict, and 600,000 homes were destroyed. In
Because over 100,000 people died bodies had to be buried in mass graves. Communication systems and transport routes were damaged by the earthquake so emergency aid was extremely difficult. Workers and survivors alike became angry at this lack of aid and looting and riots broke out in many areas. Aftershocks are still occurring reaching up to 5.9 on the Richter scale. Even though the process is slow Haiti is recovering many charities have been set up to provide emergency housing, food and other areas of the recovery.