Why Was the USA unsuccessful in the Vietnam war?
WHY WAS THE USA UNSUCCESSFUL IN VIETNAM WAR? Between 1939 and 1945, the Vietnamese guerrillas had been fighting the French. The communist Vietnamese, called Viet Minh got their inspiration from communist Russia and their University education. The North Vietnamese had defeated the French in war between 1946-1954. In 1954, the North Vietnamese won a major military victory called Dien Bien Phu. Their colonial rulers started discussions to pull out of Vietnam at Geneva in 1954 because they couldn't defeat the Vietnamese. America had supported the colonial rulers, the French, with money to help provide training and weapons in the war against the Vietnamese. The terms of the Geneva settlement were that Vietnam would be split in half, into two states; North and South Vietnam. The North would be communist and the South would be Democratic. In 1956 there would be a general election, where the whole country would vote to decide what the country would become, Communist or Democratic. The USA refused to sign this agreement because they wanted to stop the global spread of communism, and by signing this they knew that Vietnam would turn communist. This is because they knew the whole country would vote this way during the general election. They therefore they refused to sign it. The Truman Doctrine was a pledge by America that they would do what ever it took to stop the spread of communism
Why did Sweden lose Finlandin 1809?
COURSE 5610 Scandinavia in the Revolutionary Era Why did Sweden lose Finland in 1809? After centuries of war on their frontier it was natural for either of the two countries, Russia or Finland, to take opportunity to strike at the other. Gustaf III had done so in 1789 and now favourable circumstances were on Russia's side. Also, there came repeated reminders from Napoleon of the commitments of the Tilsit pact. Accordingly, at the beginning of 1808 the Russian attack on Sweden began by having invaded Finland on February 21, using as justification Gustaf IV Adolf's stubborn adherence to his British alliance. However, Alexander's desire was to avoid war as long as possible, which was borne out by the fact that delivery of the already prepared declaration of war was postponed for a month. Denmark declared war on Sweden the following month, and a French army under the command of Marshal Bernadotte began to gather on Zealand preparing for an attack on her in the south. The Swedish army numbered about 66,000 men under arms, which did not compare badly with the 80,000 on Russia's part. The former figure was raised to nearly 100,000 by universal conscription, but the quality of the troops enrolled in this way was doubtful, and commissariat and medical services left much to be desired. On the other hand, Sweden had to stand also against Denmark-Norway, now allied with Russia. And
The affects of Africa American residents on Troy's Neighborhood.
David Cheban GOG 125 The American City Prof. Pipkin 20 October 2003 The affects of Africa American residents on Troy's Neighborhood The paper that I am about to write, maybe a reaction to something that I have seen and was impressed very much up to this day. It is not intended to offend anybody in anyway. It is very important to understand and to agree that all men are created equal, which is indeed true. However, they are different in someway, people leave different marcs on the landscape and they change the environment in a way that it is most appropriate to them. The marcs people leave may be to their benefit or their harm. As generations change upon generation, so does the place where they live in. One city that has been changed in a negative way is Troy. In my opinion, the South part of the city of Troy has undergone a downward filtering. Based on what it looks like today and what it looked like years ago; it has changed dramatically. The city of Troy was founded in the late seventeen hundredths based on commercial activities that were going on among the surrounding villages and towns. It was a place where business people gathered together to do business. As time went by more and more people were coming and settling forming a community. It was not very important place. However one thing that marcs its fame is the fact that it is the hometown of Uncle Sam.
"The Controversy over the War with Iraq".
Craig Shaw Research Paper May 2, 2003 English 102 Mr. King "The Controversy over the War with Iraq" War is both good and bad, but if used correctly it should benefit the world. War is good for taking out an enemy who is killing innocent lives and wants to be a dictator over the world or for fighting for freedom, like in the revolutionary war. It is bad because of the innocent lives that die or if used in the wrong way like Hitler did. War has been apart of human life since the beginning of time. Prehistoric man used to fight over territory as did the Native American Indians. On to the Europeans who fought each other for power and territory, then most recently countries joining together to fight dictators who want to rule the world. War has really made major contributions in making the world what it is today. The recent war with Iraq would prove no different in changing the world for the better. After the horrific attacks of September 11th, 2001, the United States and other countries around the world saw the need in stopping these terrorist permanently. The world can not go on living in fear of being attacked, so coalition forces are working together to take out terrorist starting with al-qaeda in Afghanistan and then to the regime in Iraq. Most people support the idea of war to take out the terrorist, but others disagree with their ways. Some people believe in
Why Did the Americans Withdraw From Vietnam?
Why did the Americans withdraw from Vietnam? It is arguable whether or not the Americans should have entered Vietnam. Because of the cold war (mainly between Russia and America), Americans have hated Communism. Communism is the belief that nations shouldn't exist as separate countries, and the world can live in peace as one. When they saw Communism spread from Russia, through China, and further into the Far East, America rightly predicted that Vietnam would be the next to fall to communism. This was known as the Domino Theory. If the Americans were correct, communism would have spread down through Australia and New Zealand, and eventually, it would have attacked the western world. They decided to intervene. In 1948, the Truman Doctrine was put into action. It stated that "The peoples of a number of countries of the world have recently had totalitarian regimes forced upon them against their will", and that America would not allow any country not already under Soviet control to lose freedom. Although this was directed at the Russians taking over East Germany, it was just as important as a motive for America to go to war. Vietnam had only recently been made independent of French rule in 1945, and could be said to be vulnerable at this point in time. A communist political party, the Vietminh, was becoming popular in the north of Vietnam. It was only then when France decided to
How far can you gain an insight in to the changing lifestyle of the ordinary Chinese between 1900-1949 from the grandmother's story?
How far can you gain an insight in to the changing lifestyle of the ordinary Chinese between 1900-1949 from the grandmother's story? In 1900 the lifestyle of the Chinese was still very much in keeping with the ancient traditions that had prevailed for hundreds of years. Many of the practices prevalent in society in fact dated back thousands of years - whilst Europe and the West were living in caves as barbarians, China had already established an amazing civilisation. The belief that the Emperor of China ruled with the divine right of kings was tottering, as the Manchu empire, in place since 1644 had during its time overseen a weakened China, through foreign trade, war and influence. Already in the nineteenth century, the Chinese people were discontented with its rulers, and felt they had lost their Mandate from Heaven. In 1908 the Dowager Empress died and her choice to succeed her, three year-old PuYi, was proclaimed emperor. The discontent grew even further; therefore several groups began organising to overthrow the Manchu. The grandmother in Wild Swans, Yu-fang, was born in 1909, when although widespread discontent was felt towards the ancient empire in place, many of the traditions of old were still followed. For example, the grandmother's feet were bound when she was two years old, a thousand year old barbaric practice involving the permanent crushing, bending and
Why Did the United States of America Become Involved In Vietnam?
Why Did the United States of America Become Involved In Vietnam? The Americans came up with the idea, which was to be referred to as the domino theory. They thought that if Vietnam fell into communism then loas, Cambodia, Thailand and possible even India would fall into communism (just like a row of dominos). They were determined to resist the spread of communism in Vietnam because this was seen to be the first domino in the row. Their methods and policies showed their ignorance of the Vietnamese people and the region. In1955 they helped Ngo Dinh Diem set up the republic of South Vietnam, this was because he was anti communist and was prepared to imprison or kill communists. He didn't show any respect for the Vietnamese peoples and beliefs and religions. * Kennedy said he was determined that the USA would not "Blunder into war", unclear about his aims or how to get out again, president Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.His successor, Lyndon Johnson, was more prepared to commit the USA to a full scale conflict in Vietnam, t stop the spread of communism. * Economic involvement-, in 1949 the USA started sending money to the anti Vietcong fighters. * China was giving money to Vietcong fighters. * They feared that china was going to turn then communist and start the. "domino theory" * They were giving 1.6 billion to support Diem's regime in the 1950's. * Political
Why the U.S. used the Atomic Bomb?
Why the U.S. used the Atomic Bomb? Dean Stellatos A-period Mr. Hessel World War II On August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Tibbetts, was chosen to make the mission. The mission was recorded as successful by Capt. William S. Parson at 9:20 A.M.1 This was an extremely controversial military strategy in the United States. If anyone that fought in World War II and was asked how the war ended, their response would surely be the atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There was only one sure way to end the war with Japan, and one option, and that was by unleashing an unknown fury known as the atom bomb. And it is safe to say that this had worked because no more than a month after Japan was bombed, they surrendered. No other method of ending the war could have been as successful as the bombing, and president Harry Truman knew that. There was no convincing to be done, and an invasion would have been useless and would have killed more than lost with the bombings because the war surely would have reached a peak in battling, and would have lengthened the course of the war without a doubt. Clearly, the atom bomb's unmatched power was what had to be done. On December 7, 1941," A day that will live in infamy," Pearl Harbor was deliberately attacked by the Japanese.2 Reports indicate that 2400
Assess the roles played by science and technology in the construction of c19th and/or c20th American urban space?
American City Coursework - Louis Gandolfo 6: Assess the roles played by science and technology in the construction of c19th and/or c20th American urban space? After World 1 the United States were left virtually unharmed, the United States was even able to experience a decade of peace and prosperity following such a disastrous war. Of the many reasons for America's prosperity, technology played one of the most vital parts in bringing the great economic and cultural prosperity that America experienced during the 1920s. New advancements, new discoveries, and new inventions such as the car, radio, pharmacy and theatre improved American lives in a dramatic way, but not without a few negative side effects. One of the first major inventions to become a national craze was the automobile. First developed with a combustion engine in 1896 by inventor Henry Ford, he later started the Ford Motor Company, which mass produced affordable automobiles known as the Model-T. Ford's Model-Ts became such an overwhelming success that he sold over 15 million Model-Ts by 1927 (Gordon and Gordon, pg 77). By the end of the decade, there was almost one car per family in the United States (Bruce pg 80). As a result, the automobile became an increasingly important part of American lives. Workers no longer needed to live close to their workplace; instead they could live farther away and still arrive at
Maos consolidation of power between 1949 and 1953 was entirely dependent on terror and repression.Discuss.
'Mao's consolidation of power between 1949 and 1953 was entirely dependent on terror and repression.' Mao used terror and repression constantly in the years from 1949 to 1953, however there were also other methods which he used to consolidate his power, and it is hard to decide whether both methods were equally successful or whether one of them was vital to the survival of the communist party with Mao as its dictator. With a new system of government and a new state of bureaucracy; the communist party were at the centre and Mao finally had a clear sight to consolidating his power. The People's Liberation Army played a role in the strengthening of Mao's party. By 1950, the PLA had become an enormous military force. Mao may have intended the PLA to be a form of repression; however this force was not terrifying to Chinese people, for the Chinese population were accustomed to this mandatory image. Therefore the statement made in this respect is not wholly true, The PLA soldiers were indoctrinated with the ideology of the communist party and to Mao they epitomised the revolutionary virtues cultivated by himself; discipline, self sacrifice, endurance and perseverance. It was tactics like these that empowered Chinese people, not terrorised them. The PLA too were indoctrinated with Mao's beliefs and therefore due to Mao's cunningness with his delivery of propaganda, many were