Many troops were not committed to their duty in Vietnam and did not always see why they were actually putting their lives on the line. Not only were the VC more committed to the war, they were also greatly underestimated by the US and were not expected to have the advanced tunnel systems and weaponry they used. In summary, Americans simply believed their enemies were technologically inferior peasants, when in reality the VC were well aware of Vietnamese terrain, quick to improvise and extremely dedicated to their cause. Before Ia Drang the US had already commenced Operation Rolling Thunder, the strategic bombing of North Vietnam. Despite
Although there was a high morale to serving the Confederacy and to destroy the Union cause, they didn’t have the materials to do so. Many would just fight with stones or any primitive makeshift weapon they could use when they were depleted of bullets because of their low artillery production. The South also had much less supply lines. Their railroads were half that of the North’s and whereas became less as the North decimated the South’s rail lines. The North figured that it would be wiser to destroy their supply lines and weaken the troops.
The final blow was their army was to be reduced to 100 thousand soldiers, this worried Germany and its leaders because they felt vulnerable to attack and knew they could do nothing to defend its self which such a small force. All these reasons meant that Germany and it’s people felt they had been unjustly treated by the treaty of
It’s funny because the reason they went in to war was one of their major downfalls in losing the war. A third reason was poor leaders on both sides of the war. The armies were not managed well and loses could have been avoided if they had better military commanders like the late Napoleon Bonaparte. A final reason for the loss of the Crimean war was low troop morale. No one cared and they thought they had no reason to fight and win the war.
Germany was not happy about losing all this land as it made them smaller, it damaged the economy and they lost colonies to make them look stronger and to help them if another war broke out. Another reason Germany was unhappy was because they were force to take war guilt. Germany had to take all of the blame for the war. This made Germany angry as they did not actually start the war and there were other people involved. Germany also had to pay reparation.
When the United Sates heard the news that was happening with the French and the Vietminh, the U.S. moved quickly to prevent the alliance and to create South Vietnam as an American sphere. A former Vietnamese named Ngo Dinh Diem was blocking the elections that were requested by the Vietminh, and his government was firmly established because of the American money and weapons. Later the Diem government became ever more unpopular. Diem was putting Vietnamese in prison who would criticize the regime for corruption and for lack reform. The communist regime in Hanoi gave aid, encouragement and sent people south to support the guerilla
The war began to seem helpless and the military became desperate and started using more and more tons of bombs in North Vietnam in an attempt to diminish the numbers of the enemy (Doc C). The massacre that occurred at My Lai was probably the most significant event that shattered American support for the conflict. The soldiers wiped out the majority of the village of My Lai under orders that claimed they were Viet Cong. The act of massacring all of those people traumatized many men including the ones who did not directly kill them but stood by and watched (Doc H). After releasing news of this event the American public was shocked by the atrocity that had occurred.
The civil war blockade showed that the war wasn’t only a matter for soldiers. Civilians saw that their strategy was intended to undermine their morale and capacity to support the conflict. Thus warfare was aimed not only at destroying armies, but also at causing great suffering among the ordinary people by disrupting their economy and depriving them of goods, even
This act led to the nullification of S.C. Which also leads to them trying to succeed, but Jackson uses military force to keep them in. One of Jackson's many other terrible choices was the spoil system. This was when Jackson replaced all government workers with people who were loyal to the office holder's political party. This was a terrible choice because many qualified, hard working, deserving, innocent workers will lose their jobs to less qualified and not as experienced people.
This, along with other factors led to the troop’s morale being dangerously low. Another turning point in the war, the Tet offensive, had lowered the troops’ Morales because it had planted the seed to the US public that the US may not be victorious in their quest to end communism but the events in My Lai only worsened the situation. Now the troops were mistrusted by the US public and were starting to doubt if they could win the war themselves. Although the US public mistrusted the army they mistrusted the Government more. Although the My Lai massacre happened in 1968 it was only released to the public more than a