• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What were the consequences of the Vietnam War for civilians in both the United States and Vietnam following the U.S withdrawal from the war?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

History GCSE Coursework Candidate Name: Candidate Number: Vietnam Post 1939 Assignment 1 What were the consequences of the Vietnam War for civilians in both the United States and Vietnam following the U.S withdrawal from the war? When America had fully pulled out of the Vietnamese War in 1973, civilians of both Vietnam and America were left in devastation. The war was a stalemate due to the Viet Cong's determination in the war, therefore leaving America no option but to pull out. In the few years after the war, Americans had to learn to deal with losing the war, while the Vietnamese still had a full-scale war on their hands. There were still Americans who wanted the war to continue, and pro-war Americans were ashamed of their country. Although many Americans were in favour of ending the war, the pain of defeat was still evident, and war-based movies help them get over the loss. ...read more.

Middle

Assignment 1 What were the consequences of the Vietnam War for civilians in both the United States and Vietnam following the U.S withdrawal from the war? lies being fed to them by the U.S government. On the other hand, to this the North Vietnamese citizens would have been delighted that America had pulled out, yet devastated in the condition their country was left in. Anti-communist South Vietnamese citizens would have mixed emotions about America's withdrawal from the war. Some would be upset about the condition of the land and happy with the so-called ally's withdrawal. Others would feel that due to the withdrawal, the communist takeover would be imminent, and wish the Americans hadn't withdrew. After the war, America went through a long-term guilt trip, were they made movies about the war. These movies were made to numb the guilt, and are anti-war as the conduct of America in the war is morally seen as wrong. ...read more.

Conclusion

They left Vietnam for Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia, although Malaysia rejected them. Overall the consequences of the Vietnam War for civilians in Vietnam meant either disease, starvation or worse poverty than before. America had gone in, although dubiously, to make conditions better and had ultimately failed, and unlike many Vietnamese they didn't have to suffer them consequences. In America, it was a different type of sadness. Many Americans regretted their country's conduct, and the humiliation of losing to such a small nation. It took five presidents over two decades to end the war. All of them promised to end the war, so the American public were feeling bitterly let down by their country's government. To this day, both sides are still recovering from the war in one way or another, and recently the U.S have lifted their trade embargo on Vietnam in 1993, and re-established full diplomatic relations, more than twenty years after the war had ended. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 essays

  1. The Vietnam War

    If South Vietnam were allowed to fall to communism, so eventually would the rest of Southeast Asia or the world. The United States foreign policymakers felt threatened by this growing government and felt it was their top priority. Americans thought it was honorable to contain such a situation from happening.

  2. Explain why the US withdrew its forces from Vietnam in 1973?

    In the Second World War, for example, the US were able to remain fully committed once they had joined because the American people believed that they were freeing the world from tyranny. Politicians responsible for any decisions are accountable at elections - Nixon himself was elected essentially on the basis of his 'peace with honour' pledge.

  1. The six-day war Coursework

    so "enjoyed a free hand during the war" In conclusion, the sources differ on many points, including 'who started the war', why Egypt joined it, what part Israel played, and how propaganda was used by the enemy. 7) There are many ways in which each of the involved parties could be held responsible for the outbreak of war in 1967.

  2. America In Vietnam, 1953-73

    supported VC. This policy only stored up anger and trouble for future therefore forcing the future escalation of US involvement. 1965 KY, President of South Vietnam estimated that 75% of South Vietnamese actively supported the Vietcong and NVA. The failure of Westmoreland's strategy and tactics led to very low morale:

  1. Vietnam War.

    of the Chinese border. Shortly thereafter, President Johnson again offered to stop the bombardment of North Vietnam provided peace talks would follow. As in the past, Hanoi rejected the offer.

  2. How did World War II affect the lives of civilians in Wales and Britain?

    Corps Grauert The following is the plan of attack that the German Luftwaffe has been ordered to make on the destruction of London, and will be carried out as follows: 1. Bomber operations: On the evening of 7.9.1940 Luftflotte 2 will conduct a major strike against the target Loge* To

  1. What were the consequences of the Vietnam War for civilians in both the United ...

    The cost of the war was too great to spend money on improved welfare. This meant that many American's severe social problems- Poverty, slums, lack of medical care for the poor, racial inequalities- could not be tackled. The war bitterly divided the nation and caused protests and political conflict between supporters and opponents.

  2. I will be looking at how the U.S became increasingly involved Vietnam, the problems ...

    The photograph leads viewers into thinking the USA did this intentionally but this was not the case, the USA army were aiming to destroy Viet Cong but because they were so well hidden they often injured innocents and peasants, this was often carelessly but it was never the less a mistake.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work