Effects on people in vietnam in order to destroy vegetation that gave cover to the north vietnamese army, the us used chemical weapons use of chemical weapons children in vietnam, three generations later, are still being affected by the use of this chemical. The soviet union and the people’s republic of china supported the north, while the united states was determined to maintain an independent, non-communist south vietnam in december 1960, the national liberation front , commonly called the viet cong , emerged to challenge the south vietnamese government. During the vietnam war years, rough 9 million people served in the military, compared with the 16 million who served during world war ii of the 9 million, roughly 3 million served in the southeast asia area, and half of those actually saw combat in vietnam. The vietnam war was the second-longest war in united states history, after the war in afghanistan promises and commitments to the people and government of south vietnam to keep communist forces from overtaking them reached back into the truman administration. The aftermath of the war losses the most immediate effect of the vietnam war was the staggering death toll the war killed an estimated 2 million vietnamese civilians, 1 1 million north vietnamese troops, 200, 000 south vietnamese troops, and 58, 000 us troops those wounded in combat numbered tens of thousands more.
The vietnam war damaged the us economy severely the us had poured some $168 billion into the war, but the real cost of the conflict was its impact on the economy. The vietnam war was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam against south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states. Vietnam was the first television war the medium was in its infancy during the korean conflict, its audience and technology still too limited to play a major role the first living-room war, as michael arlen called it, began in mid-1965, when lyndon johnson dispatched large numbers of us. No war caused such great division among the american people like the vietnam war the war was extremely costly, and it left long-term effects on people all over the world as a whole, the american people agree that the vietnam war was a waste of time, money, and life.
America and vietnam: the unending war author(s): george c herring such was the lingering impact of the vietnam war that the america and vietnam 105 ii the question of causation in war is always complex, and with vietnam it is especially so america's direct involvement there. The vietnam war also left many long lasting effects on the veterans who had fought hard in the war around 700,000 vietnam veterans suffered psychological after-effects the vietnam war thoroughly changed the way the american approaches military actions. The vietnam war era's impact on american society anthony scott ranke, about the history of the latin and eutonic people, also rings true to the vietnam war in american history america's role as a global power he believed there were. What effects did the vietnam war have on american society k b eng comp ii what effects did the vietnam war have on american society my report is on how the first world war effected the american people, and how the war helped shape the country we know today the 798 words | 4 pages end of the vietnam war and effects on america. A better war: the unexamined victories and final tragedy of america's last years in vietnam new york, 1999 draws on many previously unavailable documents and provides a valuable interpretation for american strategy and policies during the war.
The vietnam war was never a constitutionally declared war under article 1, section 8 of the us constitution rather, it was a military action congress gave president lyndon johnson the power to initiate with its passing of the 1964 gulf of tonkin resolution. By and large, the vietnam war was fought by professional forces, and by people who couldn't escape the draft people who were not in college and a large contingent of black soldiers ended up fighting. The vietnam war was one of the most tragic wars in american history the affects it had on the american people were tremendous even today many americans have the frightening, unforgettable memories of the war the war was accounted to be over in 1973, but americans still suffer the aftershocks of. Mark moyar holds the kim t adamson chair of insurgency and terrorism at the us marine corps university, quantico, va 22134 [email protected] by the early 1990s, when i began studying the vietnam war, the american public had largely lost interest in the history of that conflict.
Television coverage of the vietnam war had a huge impact in america it was the first time people saw footage of combat in their homes, not only combat but more importantly the casualties resulting from it. The vietnam war was the first major war that the us entered as a whole country and did not win this was also a long, exhausting war for us citizens - the war lasted from 1955 to 1975 and resulted in the deaths of over 211,000 american soldiers. Reflecting the impact of the war on so many different groups of people, american and vietnamese veterans and war widows from both nations traveled thousands of miles to vietnam to participate in private and officially sponsored exchange groups.
Nevertheless, america’s campaign in vietnam, which lasted more than a decade, had a profound impact on millions of vietnamese for these people, this war is not the vietnam war: they call it the ‘american war. The vietnam war began in 1959 and ended in 1975 other names for the vietnam war were the american war in vietnam and the vietnam conflict the vietnam war was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of vietnam. A summary of the aftermath of the war in history sparknotes's the vietnam war (1945–1975) learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of the vietnam war (1945–1975) and what it means perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.
There were several players in the vietnam war: south vietnam, north vietnam, the usa, south korea, people’s republic of china, russia the major consequences of the war the vietnam war had an enormous impact on the life of americans, including various spheres of public and private life. A regional approach to the vietnam war is important because us-vietnam relations and the vietnam war did not occur in a vacuum the global context is also important because cold war tensions between the us, the soviet union, and china also shaped events related to the vietnam war. The war's effect on the vietnamese land and people about 58,000 american soldiers were killed during the vietnam war, and another 304,000 were woundedwithout a doubt, the war took a terrible toll on the united statesbut since most of the fighting took place in vietnam, the vietnamese land and people paid a much heavier price for the war.