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US attacks in Cambodia were one of the fundamental causes of escalation of the Vietnam War. Likewise, the Gulf of Tonkin was another event that paved the way for greater involvement of the US in the Vietnam War. The event caused distrust between the people and the American government because the consequences of the attacks were contrary to what the government had conveyed to the public. While President Lyndon B. Johnson said that the US did not want to expand the war (Hickman), the Gulf of Tonkin actually produced the opposite effects. The media played a very important role in revealing the truth and the real awfulness of the war to the public. This particularly created distrust between the people and the government because the media was showing the opposite picture than what was being shown by the government. Walter Cronkite had made a good reputation as a reporter among the people since the World War II. In his reports about the Vietnam War, Cronkite concluded that after all the killings and genocides, the US did not win the war and the war ended in stalemate. “Cronkites editorial would later be regarded as a critical indice of public opinion of the Vietnam War” (“The Reporters”).
One of the events of the Watergate War that led to the cynicism were the audio recordings of the US President Richard Nixon’s communications along with the recordings of the White House staff and various officials. They were known as the Nixon White House tapes. The recorders were switched off after the public got to hear the recordings. During the 1970s, a political scandal known as the Watergate scandal attracted a lot of public attention and became the cause of resignation of the US President Nixon. On 1 March 1974, numerous former aides of Nixon were indicted by a grand jury because of the conspiracy of impeding the Watergate investigation. “In 1973, a Senate
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The Vietnam War is one of America’s most conflict-ridden and disreputable wars in history, apart from being the longest. For close to three decades, i.e. from 1944 to 1973, America was either directly or indirectly involved in military and political action in Vietnam.
As Romans had said, the history is re-written by the victors, so it is likely the full truth of this story is yet to be revealed. Or, perhaps, it will not be revealed ever. During his first term being the President, Nixon had a lot of breakthrough in negotiations with China and Soviet Union.
The film is the product of an America still wide-eyed in the belief that anyone could rise to be president, a still-young nation unsullied by the McCarthy era, Vietnam, Watergate and the atomizing skepticism that epitomized late-20th century politics. An America still mired in the Depression was only too willing to embrace a reassuring story about the rise of its greatest president.
Some of his advisors were also indicted after the scandal erupted. The breaking in of the Watergate complex was of worldwide significance. This is because the people breaking in wanted to wiretap the telephones of the Democratic National Headquarters (Henretta and Jonathon 2009, 859).
The scandal occurred in June 1972 when burglars suspected to broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee headquarters based at the Watergate office in Washington, D.C. The burglars later turned out to having been sent by President Nixon’s administration to commit the act as revelation, which came out when the president tried to cover up the scandal1.
The events or ideas that affect such great changes need not always be the greatest of all. The silliest or the simplest of ideas or events and the most inconspicuous or the subtlest of the events can result in the greatest change in life and history. Thus, a silly confrontation with your life partner for reasons not of note a family life can end up in a divorce or is it not the same silly issues, for example, in the 'pet-term' the immediate cause for a major war or so, that have resulted in the greatest events in history