After the failure of that he introduced things such as the strategic hamlets (Agrovilles) which were villages that were surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by troops, to isolate National Liberation Front (NFL) guerrillas from political recruits and other responses. In November 1961 Kennedy agreed to provide aircraft, intelligence equipment and additional economic aid which show that he was keen to introduce military forces to Vietnam. But due to the takeover of the NFL this meant that Kennedy had to up his enforcement in Vietnam so he left Johnson with a US military force of 16,000 troops and a commitment to the growing Vietnamese war. Source B also suggests that Kennedy was willing to use military force and it does this by saying “Kennedy would have agreed that withdrawal would case the fall of the dominos” this is suggestion that if Kennedy withdrew from Vietnam then this would be the realisation of the domino theory and everyone would see if Vietnam was the trigger that set of the domino theory. This source shows that Kennedy was willing to us military force and would not withdraw from
Beginning in the 1950s, maintaining a non-Communist South Vietnam became crucial in American efforts to contain communism. What was the nation's justification for its actions in South Vietnam in the 1950s and its determination to abide by the outcome of free elections there only if those elections yielded a non-Communist leader? For a long time the United States were in fear of the threat of communism stemming from a direct attack and the aspect of the Cold War, played a vital role in the fears. In the beginning the Vietnam War was first thought to be just another Cold War between northern and southern Vietnam. While the United States was nervous of Communism consuming the entire globe.
Frederick William shared this view and was unwilling to potentially cause a war with such a powerful state. This caused the Frankfurt Parliament to fail because Prussia did not grasp the opportunity to unite and neither did the King, therefore Germany remained divided. Although he desired power, William IV was not willing to put himself and Prussia under control of the Frankfurt Parliament as he distrusted ‘the gentlemen of Frankfurt’. This meant that the Parliament had no real leader, and so lost support because people distrusted the parliament as an influential figure stated he would not be associated with them. This aided in causing the failure of the Parliament because with no real leader, no one could influence the masses or help to make decisions.
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
Firstly, Truman decided to aid the French and by 1954 before the Geneva conference the USA was funding 80% of the French war effort in Vietnam. However, in 1954 the Geneva conference took place as the French had just been defeated and withdrew from Vietnam The conference took place and had an outcome of Vietnam being split into south and north as well as the independence of Laos and Cambodia. The US feared that south Vietnam would fall to communism and therefore financially aided south Vietnam as well as militarily aiding them. Furthermore, the US set up SEATO as they didn’t want communism spreading further than Vietnam throughout south-east Asia. The spread of communism throughout china, Russia, Korea and Eastern Europe put a lot of fear and pressure on the US as they didn’t want another war and they didn’t want communism to spread.
To many young adults living in the present day, the Vietnam War is seen as just another war in history. Many fail to take into account the surrounding factors that ultimately lead to start of the Vietnam War. This war, unlike any previous war this country has seen, had a very distinguished effect on the Americans whom remained in the country. Some Americans had the upmost respect for these American soldiers whom were risking their lives for the cause of war, while others had very little, because they didn’t agree with the cause from the start. The rise spread of communism in throughout the Soviet Union and countries surrounding spiked the hostility of the American Government, leading them to believe that communism would eventually spread throughout the world.
They were far from perfect leaving many people unhappy with them. To resolve the issues brought about by the Articles the Constitution was produced to mend the flaws of its antecedent. Many people felt the changes brought to the government by the Constitution proved to be an extremely radical departure from the old government that had been established by the Articles and proved too weak for the new country.
How far was President Kennedy determined to use military force in South Vietnam in order to stop the spread of communism in SE Asia? (24) President Kennedy was very determined to use the United States’ military strength in South Vietnam in order to stop the spread of communism in South East Asia. The US was the greatest military power at the time and so had the resources available to halt or stop the spread of communism by using military force. According to source C, Kennedy ordered the US Army Special Forces to the train the South Vietnamese Army in guerrilla warfare to overcome the threat of National Liberation Front (NLF) soldiers, who were excellent demonstrators of guerrilla warfare. Kennedy thought that in order to stop the communist soldiers, then the US and the South Vietnamese should use their own techniques in warfare in order to stop them.
This was a disaster and Buckingham had to retreat his troops without even aiding the Huguenots, which made him become the most despised man in England as he was seen responsible for the military failures. One MP, Sir Edwyn Sandys, said that ‘since England was England it received not so an honourable blow’. This therefore decreased the reputation of the Crown because Charles was the one who appointed Buckingham as ‘Lord Admiral’ in the first place and caused tensions between them and Parliament. It also caused discontent as it meant that Britain was at war with Spain and France too. More importantly, though, this caused great strain on the country and Charles couldn’t find the necessary funding to finance the wars, which lead to him implementing the Forced Loan on December 1627.
But Caesar never thanked him at all. It was his weakness and his personality that deprived him of his good reputation. So although Julius Caesar was an outstanding military commander and his reputation preceded him, he wasn’t a good leader especially due to his ambition and his personality (along with his weakness0. He was corrupted and wanted absolute power for life, and that made him an awful