To stop the spread of communism in Southeast Asia, the United States use its military to support Vietnam. The French ruled most of Indochina, including Vietnam, from the late 1800s until World War 11. French rulers restricted freedom of speech and jailed many Vietnamese nationalists. Others fled to China and began an organization under Ho Chi Minh. He formed the Vietminh, trying to win Vietnam's independence.
The Vietminh fought for their freedom. As the Vietminh began to defeat the French, the French did not prevent the communist North Vietnamese from reaching South Vietnam. (use source #1) According to the “Statement Issued by the White House”, the President assigned an ambassador to Vietnam “to coordinate the operations of all US agencies in that country. “Since the conclusion of hostilities in Indochina, the US Government has been particularly concerned over developments in Vietnam.” Even as early as 1954, before the Vietnam war had began, the US was concerned about what was happening. The US saw that the situation in Vietnam was something that needed to be flagged and
My grandfather fought in World War I, my dad and uncles in World War II, and several uncles fought in Korea. I wanted to do my part, just like my relatives before me. I knew the Vietnamese were poor, hard-working people. Vietnam, both North and South, has known little peace since history began. China has always been a presence, followed by the Mongols, the French, and others, all brought down by the indestructibility of the native Vietnamese.
She won two fellowships from the National Endowment for the arts, one was for fiction in 1982 and one was for poetry in 1987. During this time, she also met her literary agent, Susan Bergholz, who after seeing a small packet of short stories encouraged Cisneros to develop them into one what was to become Woman Hollering Creek. Cisneros won many awards for this including: the PEN Center West Award for Best Fiction of 1991, the Qualitiy Paperback Book Club New Voices Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Lannan Foundation Literary Award, and was selected as a noteworthy book of the year by The New York Times and the American Library Journal. In 1995, Cisneros won the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She moved to San Antonio where she has she is now lecturing to students at a local arts center.
Shortly after he was relieved of command which caused a huge public outrage. Negotiation over POW's and stalemate- Negotiating POW's was tricky, each side had their own views however a document called “Terms of Reference” outlined the steps for POW's to be allowed to go free. Once the UN assisted the South Koreans they were able to route them back deep into North Korean territory until the Chinese got involved and pushed them back past Seoul and recaptured the capital a second time. The UN was able to regain the territory recently lost and pushed the North and Chinese forces back across the 38th parallel once
The Chinese unskilled workers were all ignorantly called “Coolies” when the word itself meant Koo for “rent” and lee for “muscle”. As the mining continued during the Gold Rush, many of the Chinese camps were moved apart from the White American camps, due to the random violence that would happen to the Chinese. The Segregation was only the beginning of the Chinese discrimination (California). With the sudden panic of 1873 and its ill effects brought the matter sharply before the public and especially that portion of it was out of the lack of
In my opinion Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) was a massive failure. As the US did not meet its official aims and objectives of stopping the spread of communism to Vietnam. It caused a lot of inexperienced soldiers to lose their lives. Also having a major effect on America its self as the country battled to juggle money to afford the cost of the war. But one of the hardest battle’s for the US was to keep their own countries support.
Vietnam was only the second war to feature desegregated units, having followed the Korean War of the 1950s (Armstrong). The new challenges that soldiers faced led to an inevitable division between races. Fragging was a common way for soldiers to deal with these problems. Unable to take the orders or policies of their superior officers, many resorted to murdering them. Many of the problems that soldiers had with their commanders stemmed from race, where barriers existed regardless of the beliefs a person had.
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
Cultural differences number one may entail language barriers; that in itself can make communication difficult. Cultural difference not only is focused on the patient, but on the provider as well. Providers in the states are so diverse and come from all over the country. In my experience with working with different cultured providers, some do not understand the American demeanor and can be very frank and straight forward because caring for a patient is strictly work to them. It is not in their culture to build personal relationships with the patients, they are just respected for their work and that is what they do.