The Vietnam War Alex grosshans

Vietnam's distinct Asian culture was over 2,000 years old and lasted into the war. They absorbed much of Chinese culture during the war. They did almost everything in Chinese, they wrote, spoke and did things the Chinese way.

Vietnam's Chinese Beliefs

In this war the army would use assault troops, defense troops, tanks, choppers, and trucks to drop off the solders to the battlefield. Hundreds of Porters would haul material to the soldiers to use during battle. They would place mines to use as a trap against the enemy.

Tactics

The citizens of America were not supportive of the war. They actually disagreed with a lot of the things that the U.S. did in the country. They even believed it was politically and morally wrong to be involved with the war. The opposition caused riots and anti-war organizations.

Homefront Rallies

In the 1960s, several now-influential artists appealed to the disaffected counterculture’s emphasis on peace and love, especially with the sliding approval rates of the Vietnam War

Music Protests

"Before President Johnson officially dispatched the first U.S. combat troops to Da Nang in March, 1965, the U.S. government had prepared the country for the war in Vietnam for a long time. The “Domino theory” coined by President Eisenhower in 1954 could be seen as the first propaganda effort to justify U.S. assistance for South Vietnamese government."

Propaganda

People who are against the war protested and made rallies trying to stop the war. They raided the streets and had signs that told the U.S. that they should not be involved in this war.

Vietnam Protests

The Vietnam war was one of the most publicized wars in American history. News teams were all over it and there were newspaper articles about certain things that happened in the war.

Magazine covers

"Vietnam War and the American Economy. The Vietnam War had several effects on the U.S. economy. The requirements of the war effort strained the nation's production capacities, leading to imbalances in the industrial sector."

Economics chart

The Government supported the war against South Vietnam. Unlike the citizens of the U.S. they were for the war and kept fighting until the war ended.

U.S. Government

"On December 1, 1969, the Selective Service System of the United States conducted two lotteries to determine the order of call to military service in the Vietnam War for men born from 1944 to 1950."

Draft Rally

"Marriage and family are very important in Vietnam. In the countryside, parents often arrange marriages; divorce remains uncommon, though is more frequent in cities. In traditional Vietnamese families, roles are rigid. The man of the house is primarily responsible for the family’s economic well-being and takes pride in his role as provider."

Vietnam family

After the war soldiers returned home and had a ton of psychological problems. They had painful memories of their friends dying in front of them which sent them into therapy.

Book Cover

The North Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam. ... The U.S. government viewed its involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam.

Kids at war

“manufacturing firms are favoring the white South-Northern Mississippi, the white hill country and north-western Arkansas. They are not locating in the black Delta towns. There are a number of reasons for this new form of racial discrimination… Relocating manufacturers find the hill country white workers are free thinkers who reject unions, while black workers seek the protection of unions. With white labor, there is neither a union problem nor a racial problem.”

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