World War II vs. Vietnam

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Probably the most dramatic difference between World War II and Vietnam is the way America felt about the wars after they were both over. At the end of World War, most Americans came out from the war convinced that they had won the “Good War.” (The American Promise pg.701) However, the same couldn’t be said about the Vietnam War. It is known that Vietnam was the longest and the second most costly of the wars fought by the United States. It has also shown that in U.S. Polls, two of three Americans judge the war as a “Mistake.” (www.members.aol.com/jmstarr/index.html) Even though people might disagree, listen to the facts and you will know why. The Vietnam War is one of the most disgraceful periods in American history. Not only did an almost third-world nation best the greatest superpower in the world, but it also embarrassed them as well. Perhaps this war could have been won, or even prevented in the first place. The United States could have and should have won this war, with a combination of better weapons usage, better tactics, and better support from their home country. Before the War, Vietnam was a hotly disputed territory. Many countries had taken Vietnam over, and after World War II, Vietnam were in the hands Continue...


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Andrew Wheatcroft says in his book The Road To War, " It is tempting to see Pearl Harbor as the crisis that Roosevelt was waiting for and did nothing to prevent". Just goes to show how America wanted peace. At last America had to go to war and eventually bring an end to the rule of nazi Germany. Towards the end of the war, Walter Lippmann, reporter for the Herald Tribune, recalled his experience: When I attempt to compare the America in which I was reared with the America of today, I am struck by how unconcerned I was as a young man with the hard questions, which are the subject matter of history. Therefore President Roosevelt was not about to go to war with all axis powers thereby jeopardizing not only the safety of the American people but also the American economy which was so essential to a large and complex country that the United States was at the time. Women were called by Rosie the Riveter, America"tms working woman, to welding shipyards and other kinds of work that were intended for men. As for the Vietnam War, America was already a world power who wanted to play war hero for Vietnam. Just after war broke out in Europe, President Roosevelt hurriedly called his cabinet and military advisors together. There it was agreed that the United States stay neutral in these affairs. Ho Chi Min, a leader of the Communist party, organized the Vietnamese independence movement, Viet Minh. In the beginning of World War II, America was looking for a way to become economically stable and found the war as a foundation to build the economy. Children would even go around scrapping for tinfoil from empty cigarette packs. Unfortunately for the families of over 64,000 soldiers, it wasn't. The Americans upon declaring its Neutrality, gave additional encouragement to Japan and Germany to in a way "take over the world", and to Nazify it.

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