After the vietnam war, the united states had a surplus of military vehicles and was willing to let them go for a fraction of their original prices the philippine government fixed on the commando, knowing it would perform well in their own tropical jungle terrain. Clausewitz's on war and sun tzu's art of war in one volume the translation of clausewitz's on war is the 1943 version done by german literary scholar oj matthijs jolles at the university of chicago during world war ii—not today's standard translation, but certainly the most accurate. In one year approximately 20,000 tons of explosives could be found in unexploded or dud american bombs when america entered the war they planned on winning using traditional methods, meaning that the war would be won by conquering land. Demonstrations against the iraq war were actually significantly larger than the largest demonstrations against the vietnam war more important, support for washington's wars is now so low that it cannot wage the wars it wants to wage using all that hardware we have paid trillions of dollars to build and deploy. The vietnam war has been america’s most contentious foreign war it was the one war the united states unambiguously lost, and it provoked a level of domestic opposition greater than any other us foreign war.
Vietnam’s street food culture is quite popular and considered by many to be one of the best in the world #33 noodles or “pho” are the second most popular food in vietnam , after boiled rice. The recent us wars in afghanistan and iraq will likely be the last time, in the foreseeable future, that the united states wages war in the way that's most familiar to us: a lot of combat troops. One of the most memorable reports from vietnam was brought after the tet offensive, by a cbs’s most watched reporter, walter cronkite “mired in stalemate,” would not have been easy words to digest for americans, especially this deep into the war. The united states military should consider itself lucky that it only has bowe bergdahl during the vietnam war nearly 420,000 soldiers deserted, which means that they left their posts without any.
- the vietnam war was one of the most controversial wars in history, perhaps because it was one of the first wars to be documented, filmed and shown on television for most of the public to see, judge, feel and eventually protest against. The vietnam war is different from other wars because the war was all about the north and south vietnam one was republic and one was communist so the us signed a treaty to end the fighting. The vietnam war is known as the american war in vietnam - source 4 in 2005, nsa documents were declassified that proved that the second gulf of tonkin incident, which was used as a justification for the gulf of tonkin resolution (which led to the vietnam war), never happened. The classic 20th-century work on total war was erich ludendorff’s der totale krieg (1935 the “total” war), based on the author’s experience in directing germany’s war effort in world war i the two 20th-century world wars are usually regarded as total, or at least the most total of history’s wars, although they were, of course.
One anti-war song about vietnam was “war” by edwin starr this song gives a feeling of resentment and hatred towards the war in vietnam it is evident that edwin starr, the writer of this song, did not want to have war, which is the reason why he wrote this song. Infantry weapons of the vietnam war, the m-16a1 556mm assault rifle is one of the most identifiable hand held weapons of vietnam, used by us troops, it has become a reliable assault rifle and is still used by us forces today it can be fired in semi and full automatic having an effective range of some 300metres, firing 60 rpm. After the war, one sixth of 3 million troops served in vietnam, according to a survey by the veterans administration, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. The vietnam war occurred in present-day vietnam, southeast asia it represented a successful attempt on the part of the democratic republic of vietnam (north vietnam, drv) and the national front for the liberation of vietnam (viet cong) to unite and impose a communist system over the entire nation.
America’s wars have inspired some of the world’s best literature, and the vietnam war is no exception the vietnam war has left many legacies among the most positive is an abundance of top-notch books, many written by veterans of the conflict. The u s failed to recognize that the vietnam was a civil war, and most of the wars in which we engaged--most notably wwi and wwii--were wars based on one country's domination over another. The american civil war would become known as one of the bloodiest and most divisive in history at times, it literally pitted family members against each other as north and south fought hard battles in total, over 600,000 soldiers were killed from both sides, more than in all other us wars combined. The wars with champa and the mongols left vietnam exhausted and bankrupt and also, a regional power in the future vietnam is one of next eleven countries changing names many anti-vietnam war protesters bought into a narrative that vietnam's history consisted of chinese invasion for 2,000 years and that vietnam was a united.
The vietnam war greatly changed america forever it was the longest war fought in america’s history, lasting from 1955 to 1973 it was the longest war fought in america’s history, lasting from 1955 to 1973. Here it is, our top 10 interesting facts about vietnam war that you may not know: vietnam was under chinese rule for roughly a thousand years until 938 ad vietnam was a french colony from the mid-19th century until its expulsion in 1954. One of the most controversial wars in modern history, we pick ten of the best texts which offer illuminating perspectives on the vietnam war, its context and its aftermath. Two statisticians at the university of oslo have blown a hole in steven pinker’s famous theory that the long peace dates from 1945 onwards but pinker is excited about the new calculations, which suggest that this more peaceful period instead began in 1965 – during the vietnam war.
Of the heralds of a new american way of war—one based to a certain extent on his thesis about the prevalence of small wars in us history and their importance in the rise of american power. Description war dominated 30 years of vietnam's history last century the struggle that began with communists fighting french colonial power in the 1940s did. This list of vietnam war facts, and statistics helps set things right vietnam veterans are less likely to be in prison – only one-half of one percent of vietnam veterans have been jailed for crimes although the percent that died is similar to other wars, amputations or crippling wounds were 300 percent higher than in world war ii.
One of the most common infantry weapons used by us troops in vietnam was the m-60 machine gun, which could also be used as an artillery weapon when mounted or operated from a helicopter or tank. The american civil war (1861-1865) is one of the most important events in the history of the united states its four years of combat and chaos killed 750,000 soldiers, abolished slavery, and shaped the fate of the entire nation.