China played a big role in that war the military material china provided north vietnam was worth more than $20billion to help the communism soldiers get rid of malaria, china started a big medicine r&d project, resulf of which won the 2015 nobel prize in physiology or medicine along with material. Sep 1, 2016 it is difficult to answer this, it would be easier to answer how did the vietnam war affect the course of the 1968 election. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing cold war between the united states and the soviet union more than 3 million people (including over 58,000 americans) were killed in the vietnam war, and more than half of the dead were vietnamese civilians opposition to the war in the united states bitterly divided americans. A secondary school revision resource for gcse history about modern world history, vietnam and what happened after the vietnam war.
Many children who were born in affected areas are deformed and have many disabilities last but not least, war always comes with human casualties the war not only reduced the vietnamese population, but also took a toll on the war veterans american soldiers had the proper equipment for war, but the. The poverty and desperation of the war years—along with the influence of americans—resulted in major changes to vietnamese families, culture, and society the united states, motivated by the loftiest intentions, did indeed rip south vietnam's social fabric to shreds, stanley karnow comments in vietnam: a history. Aug 4, 2017 the new medium and the lack of government censorship granted the average person living in the us unprecedented access to the vietnam war but how did this really impact what people thought about our involvement in vietnam in the first of several articles leading up to the new documentary series.
Forty years ago today, the united states lost its first war and for the vast numbers of americans who were deeply affected by the vietnam debacle – including the military personnel who served there, the families of the nearly 60,000 americans soldiers who died in southeast asia, and the citizens who lost. In hindsight, the vietnam war is generally regarded as a mistake, but during the 1960s, the war was popular those who opposed the war, such as hippies, were loathed by mainstream society as communist sympathizers this resentment was so strong that when four college students were killed by the national guard at. The people of america were very unsupportive of the vietnam war the nation had just begun to calm down from the aftermath of the second world war, and life was just beginning to return to normal citizens did not support the draft, and they believed that it was morally and politically wrong for the united states to be. Their doubts were enhanced by the fact that presidents kennedy, johnson, and nixon sent us forces into vietnam with little regard for congressional approval passage of the war powers resolution by both houses of congress and over president nixon's veto in 1973 signaled that american politicians and the public.
As with the previous post, check a textbook or class reference for an answer to this i would say that the vietnam war impacted the election hopes of president johnson in 1968, as he decided not to run again for the office of president, convinced that he would not win reelection from his own party the issue of vietnam,. The vietnam war had several effects on the us 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, causing controversy over the.
In 1975, it appeared that the vietnam war was a clear loss for the united states but while much of indochina did become communist, validating the domino theory to an extent, the war left mostly psychological scars in the united states it did not affect the united states' status as a superpower, and though north vietnam.
Role of the united states in the vietnam war played a substantial part in the decline in government trust however, actual service in the armed forces did not seem to produce a disproportionate drop in that trust along a number of other dimensions distinctions emerged between those who did and did not serve nevertheless,. During the air war, america dropped 8 million ton of bombs between1965 and 1973 the type of bombs used varied and ranged from high explosive bombs used to blanket bomb a target to napalm used on clinical air strikes on a village, for example that were thought to be harbouring the nlf the impact of high explosive. By 1968, at the height of the war, there were about 600 accredited journalists of all nationalities in vietnam, reporting for us wire services, radio and television networks, and the major newspaper chains and news magazines the us military assistance command, vietnam (macv) made military transportation readily.
Jan 7, 2017 in the early spring of 1967, i was in the middle of a heated 2 am hallway discussion with fellow students at yale about the vietnam war i was from a small town in oregon, and i had already joined the marine corps reserve my friends were mostly from east coast prep schools one said that lyndon b. During the war, popular culture tended to deal with the war indirectly such novels as joseph heller's catch-22 and kurt vonnegut's slaughterhouse five and such films as bonnie and clyde, mash, and little big man were ostensibly about other subjects, but clearly reflected the issues raised by the vietnam war. The seemingly ceaseless vietnam war and eventual communist victory in 1975 had a profound effect on american domestic and foreign policy for when reagan did have american boots on the ground it was in places where a quick, decisive victory was almost certain in the small caribbean nation of grenada,.