When the war started many American people was against it and want this to end son as possible. They were against it because United States didn´t have any trade with Vietnam or something like that. Many people give their opinions about the war in Vietnam. In the next paragraphs I am going to talk about two American groups fell about the war, the two groups are the American public and the soldiers. The first group the American public at the beginning of the war agreed with the fact that Us was helping South Vietnam, this because the president of the united States in this year told the people that they need to go to war and they have to go even if they don´t like the idea.
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
As well as this the fighting itself was filmed and broadcasted in North Vietnam to show that they had successfully attacked and breached the American defences. The information was then relayed back to the United States and shown, through the media and press, to the public. At this time Americans believed that the war was coming to an end and that they had almost total control over Vietnam. This was obviously not the case - as they soon found out. 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.
When the war started off, U.S.S.R didn't expect it to be a decade-long war. Approximately one million Soviet soldiers were fighting in the war with some tens of thousands of them that were killed and injured. By 1986, the Afghan freedom fighters had already won many battles with the Soviet army as they were equipped heavily with US arms such as missiles and rockets. The numbers of of Soviet casualties were rapidly increasing and it was clear that the Soviets were losing this war. This is where the criticism and talks about Soviet leaders comes in.
The draft will divide the nation -- see Vietnam -- and the last thing the United States needs during a time of war is a people divided, says Roger Mundy, editor of the Daily Oakland Press. A nation must be united during war as this country was during WWII. In addition to a divided nation, the principle of equality among the sexes would haunt the military draft legislation. Equality among the sexes would haunt the military draft legislation because issues of gays in the military may serve as an even greater deterrent. Former president, Bill Clinton, temporarily resolved the issue of gays in the military with his "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
From the start there was economic instability because of the cost of World War One and there was widespread disillusion within the German people. The public did not support the Weimar, and the administrative branch of the government, including the Judiciary, also teachers did not back it up either. Mass unemployment, damages to the infrastructure also from World War One, and the demand for reparation payments put lots of pressure on the inexperienced democracy. Not only in Germany, but all over Europe, fundamental and anti-democratic movements gained support. 2.
In my view of this it seems futile to talk of permanent, everlasting peace or to make plans for the peace. A particularly disturbing side of modern wars is that they tend to become global so that they may engulf the entire world. An example of this would be the War on Terror that the United States is now fighting. But there are people who consider war as something grand and heroic and regard it as something that bring out the best in man, but this does not in any way alter the fact that war is a terrible, and dreadful to our society. War helps our society grow.
Essence Rowe February 17, 2014 Mrs. Browning, ELA 3rd Block Rough Draft The white house is a very important building in U.S history. With its location in Washington D.C it brings many visitors every day. It also is home to all of the presidents and they live there while they serve there presidency term. the building is very special and has been through major construction four times to keep it safe and looking beautiful. The white house also known as the presidents’ palace began its construction about 200 years ago.
The war began due to North Vietnam being a communist country, while the US wanted to prevent a communist country taking over the south part of Vietnam. The media played an important role in the war, as the media brought the war into the American’s homes, showing the Americans all the realities of warfare. Many things were showed to the Americans. The coverage that the media showed to the Americans horrified them in many ways: wounded civilians, children who had lost their parents, many villages destroyed, search and destroy missions etc. The war was pointless in the American’s eyes and they thought that America had no right to impose its views on Vietnam.
Another event that impacted the public’s view of government dishonesty during this time was President Nixon’s involvement with the infamous Watergate scandal which eventually led to his resignation on August 9, 1974. Furthermore, when President Nixon began his presidency, people believed he would work to bring an end to America’s involvement in the Vietnam. Yet, this was not the case as Nixon increased bombing raids and authorized the invasion of Cambodia. When the war started, the American people were led to believe that the war was a necessity to ensure the protection of the nation as a whole.