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But as it is with politicians they give their citizens what they want to hear. This is what Kennedy was doing to convince his listeners and lure those who were not in his support. The vice president by then, though it took them long to notice and admit admitted that they had been ignorant of all that had happened in Vietnam. All those taking part in war had their own reasons for fighting, but did not include lands, resources nor dominations but freedom was the justice they were seeking in their quest neither did their want to lose their colonies in the southern east Asia. Greed and selfishness is a much greater drive for to those with interest to grab what they want. Being involved in a soviet union war meant that they were not in only in a battle of superiority, but were competing for ideas. Winthrop’s John myth citing the idea of a new America that was godlier would vanquish their numerically stronger enemies. They had dismissed the thought of having a stronger warrior squad that would outdo those of their enemies citing it as ancient. The Vietnam presidents by now relied more on virtue but not power in order to carry the day by winning the war. (Westheider 2008) 2 Industrialization got a boost from the farmers from the eighteenth century. This fueled the power of Americans in terms of their organization, and no other a power could outdo them. This proved that they were militarily invisible and after what took place in Hiroshima it was more evident that they were morally superior but the most powerful country in history. In their mind, they knew nobody could beat them in war even if nations joined to fight against them. This is where they went wrong and so writes Miller Arthur, that he believed in America and believed they had technology till the mid 1960’s when he thought they would never accept defeat as they had technologically advanced. The thought of American’s military being conquered in the battlefield with the advanced technology, grown industrialization and technology ability made them think they would never have been insufficient for war and its purposes. With the Soviet Union exploding a bomb as the Americans were not expectant off. Their aim was entirely to come up with means to fight as they avoided nuclear technology. Its premise was that soviets and their team were to indulge in small wars and without provoking or unlocking nuclear energy. In 1945 as they marked the end of the World War 2, Vietnam was left with vivid memories of subordination caused by Japanese and French authority replacing de facto. The moral lessons were western colonialism wasn’t omnipotent, and no name would replace imperialism as it was all the same from all round and equally dangerous.( Sevy 1989) American both political and leaders in businesses had an agreement that they needed to breathe both life and energy from the world system, and the only country 3that had the capacity to see them done was America. The key role would be played by political entrance to enact the law through the help of police men. There was a need for coordination of world affairs in the whole worlds system. Britain withdrew in the 19th century. This made Americans eager on taking on the lead as they believed they were able. Their main task was to restore expansiveness in their economy in their quest to increase their productivity as it was devastated by war. However, the imbalance within the system of the world was the major issue. Despite Americans capitalism being so strong, it didn’t quite matter as that of others countries was too weak. (Dougan,1988) But why all this, there were no raw materials in Vietnam to exploit neither were there strategic interests, it’
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U.S. Involvement in Vietnam War
Herring focuses on the American side of the war, but still gives a comprehensive outlook of Vietnam. He portrays the main reason of America’s involvement in Vietnam to be anticommunist tendencies. America’s cold war policy was the main cause of progressive and escalated involvement in Vietnam.
However in the past 50 years there have been two conflicts that began under false premises or ended without a clear victor. The Vietnam conflict that began in 1954, and the Iraqi conflict which began in 1991. As of 2010 individuals really began to associate the Iraqi conflict with that of the Vietnam conflict.
What is owed/ who will stand?
There is a moral seriousness among many veterans of the U.S wars in Iraq, Vietnam and Afghanistan that put to shame the carelessness and evasions of American life. Such seriousness must struggle to be heard in the United States.
Other Asian nationalities such as the Japanese, Koreans, Southeast Asian nations and Pacific Islanders soon followed. However, the immigration of Asians into the U.S. is a tale woven with the elements of history dreams, hard work, discrimination, prejudice, triumph and persistence.
The USSR, which was one of the super powers at that time, was providing military aid to the NLF and to the North Vietnamese, but did not take part with its military.
First of all, if one thinks how and why the war started, a premise for the Vietnam War can be the American myth, according to which they believe: "And we Americans are the peculiar, chosen people- the Israel of our time; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world."1 In view of this myth they believe they are the chosen nation, the chosen people, who, if they undertake any conquest, God will be by their side, and so they set to liberate Vietnam to save it from falling in to the red communist tide.
The Government of South Vietnam was supported by the member states of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization and the United States, while the communist of North Vietnam were supported by its communist allies. The South Vietnamese communist insurgency, the Vietcong, fourth a guerrilla war, while the North Vietnamese Army fought a more conventional war.
With these statistics in mind and the horrific ending to the war in consideration, it does not come as a surprise that the Vietnam War has inspired more than a handful of American literature ranging from fiction (novels, drama and comedy) and poetry to songs, biography and personal narratives that center on the military conflict's irony, hollowness, misery and aftermath.
From Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Johnson to Nixon’s time, Vietnam War continued as an extended attempt to pursue United States’ foreign policy of containment of Communism in favor of establishing liberal institutions and enabling expansion of democratic regimes not only in Europe but also in Middle East, Asia and East Asia.
The military actions were held on the territory of Vietnam, where Vietnamese were at home and American soldiers faced many traps. If a person is a stranger in the jungle it is very difficult for him to stay alive for a least a couple of days. A half of