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The vietnam war tells the story of one of the most divisive episodes in modern american history through primary sources, ranging from government documents, news reports, speeches, popular songs to memoirs, writings by vietnam veterans (including coauthor john fitzgerald), and poetry by vietnamese and americans on matching themes. Anti-war movements have existed for every major war in the 20th century, including, most prominently, world war i, world war ii, and the vietnam war in the 21st century, worldwide anti-war movements occurred in response to the united states invasion of afghanistan and iraq. The history of the vietnam war suggests that americans succeeded in pressuring the government to end the war in the pentagon papers, it is clear that “public opinion” was a key factor in the government’s decision-making with vietnam. History history saigon was originally part of the kingdom of cambodia and, until the 17th century, was a small port town known as prey nokor as more and more settlers moved south it was absorbed by vietnam and became the base for the nguyen lords saigon was captured by the french in 1859, and named the capital of cochinchina a few years later.
When vietnam-born victorians were first counted separately in a census – in 1976 – only 382 were recorded the majority of vietnamese came to victoria after the communist government took over their homeland at the end of the vietnam war. Ho chi minh, the enemy of the united states in the vietnam war, was initially a friend he worked with us special forces in rescuing downed american airmen and providing intelligence on japanese movements during the last year of world war ii. Lincolns an introduction to the history of illegal war in vietnam assassin abraham lincoln assassination summary a history of how the u s got involved in vietnam indochina vietnam saboteurs plottedand carried outattacks on the u s home front 19141918: world war i world war i was the first major international conflict to take place following.
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