Culture of War-Vietnam cody eaton
The values and the beliefs of the US that got the US involved were freedom and democracy but religion also played a major part in the war and the main religion was Christianity. But the beliefs of the US Government and the US citizens were very different. The Government believed that we needed to be in Vietnam and the citizens believed it was pointless to be over there.
The type of tactics that they used in Vietnam was gorilla warfare which was used by both sides in the war. The viet-kong used traps and ambushes to their advantage. How ever the US had an advantage of their own which was napalm which is basically fire and we used alot of that against the enemy because the land was for the most part jungle which fire spreads quickly through.
On the Home front back in the United States people were rioting and protesting about this war because we didn't have to fight in the war and their sons were being drafted by the military and army and many of them died. Also because this was the first war that was able to be documented on TV and they saw what America was going into.
Many protests broke out and many people attended these protests with signs saying stuff like war is not the answer. The reason that these protest happened is because many people did not support the war and their kids were being drafted to fight a war with only one purpose which was to kill and bring democracy to Vietnam.
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. Factories that would have been producing consumer goods were being used to make items from the military. Basically causing our economy to go down by quite a lot.
The Vietnam war saw the highest amount of African American soldiers in any American wars for just volunteering. However, they were most likely to be put on the front line of the war giving them the highest causality rate of 25 percent dying. They were also looked upon as suitable for war.