Vietnam Essays

Vietnamese Americans

There are approximately 150 to 165 Vietnamese Buddhist temples in the United States, Most temples are small, consisting of a converted house with one or two resident monks or nuns.[3 Societal perception and portrayal As with other ethnic minority groups in United States, Vietnamese Americans have come into conflict with the larger U.S. population, particularly in how they are perceived and portrayed. There have been degrees of hostility directed toward Vietnamese Americans. For example, on the U.S. Gulf Coast, the…

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Us Entry Into Vietnam

Every American president basically regarded the enemy in Vietnam, whether the Vietminh, the National Liberation Front in the 60s and the government of Ho Chi Minh in North Vietnam, as agents of global communism (Rotter 1999, p 1). US policymakers and most Americans conceived of communism as the opposite of what they stood for. Communists opposed democracy, violated human rights, conducted military attacks and formed closed-state economies, which did not trade with capitalist countries. They loathed communism like a contagious…

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Why Australia Fought in Vietnam

On 29 April 1965 the Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, made a statement on Vietnam to a half-empty House of Representatives. At eight o’clock at night he announced the extension of Australian commitment in Vietnam both militarily and economically. After three years of providing military advisors to help train the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, Australia was now to send its own army into the South East Asian country in the form of an infantry Battalion (soldiers who fought on…

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The Buddhist Riots of 1963 Tuning Point in Vietnam

Events that take place in history can also be deemed turning points. Turning points in history are often debated amongst historians. They influence the course of future events. A turning point is substantial in its effect on the world, usually shocking. The Buddhists Riots of 1963 is one such event. The proceeding events and aftermath, or result of, the reactions the Buddhist riots triggered, marked a change in how current events are viewed by the public. The Buddhist Riots of…

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Wednesday Wars

Wednesday Wars is a coming to age historical fiction story about a seventh grader named Holling Hoodhood. Holling is the only Presbyterian student at his school, and he is the only student left there on Wednesday afternoons. He has a father who is never really there for him, and I believe that plays a big part to the story and how it all plays out. Holling starts the year believing that his teacher hates him, but as the year goes…

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Ha Long Bay

I. Introduction It experienced a long history. Many places of the country have been associated with a dragon which was the first of four spiritual creatures. Image of the dragon is a familiar image in the cultural life and spiritual of the Vietnamese from thousands of years ago. Therefore, many areas of the country have been connected with them (Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, Phoenix). The typical Dragon Place-name is well-known in Vietnam such as: Thang Long (Ha Noi), Mekong river (the…

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Boys Don’t Play with Dolls’

The Vietnam War is still the United States’ most famous (or infamous) war even if new conflicts have risen over the years. The numerous films made about the Vietnam War are a testament to its fame (or infamy). This paper would be a review of two internet sites reviewing the cause of conflict, social stratification, type of conflict, and how the war ended. According to vietnampix. com the war on Vietnam started because of the splitting of the country. The…

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The Leadership Styles of Ho Chi Minh and Ngo Dinh Diem

The Geneva Conference of 1954, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, was the turning point for Vietnam. The Geneva Accord was then written and placed as a binding agreement that separated Vietnam in two zones divided by the 17th parallel (Moss, 2010). Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh controlled the northern Vietnam; control of the south was given to Bo Dai, which was later taken over by Ngo Dinh Diem (then the Emperor) (Moss, 2010). Both leaders displayed different…

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Tet Holiday

Becoming warmer weather, blooming a hundred- flower on the tree, and gliding swallow in the blue sky, that is many signal alert that spring is arrive. Of course Tet comes, which ia the moment moving from an old year to a new year. Tet or “Tet Nguyen Dan” is the most important and popular featival in VietNam. Tet can be divides three periods, known as Tat Nien (before New Year’s Eve), Giao Thua ( New Year’s Eve), Tan Nien (the…

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Vietnam War_ April 30th 1975

April 30, 1975 the date that goes into the history of South Vietnam and the minds of many South Vietnamese as well as many Vietnamese-Americans. Especially, war veterans like Senator John Mc. Cain, this day remind him of a most painful memory, bruised and bitter feelings. On that day, North Vietnamese communist troops triumphantly rode T-54 Soviet-made tanks in column on one main street of Saigon leading to the South Vietnamese Presidential Palace, called “Doc Lap” (Independence) Palace. The tanks…

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Vietnam Cuisine

Vietnam is the easternmost country in Southeast Asia covering approximately 126,500 square miles. Its neighbors include China to the north, Laos, Cambodia, and the Gulf of Thailand to the west, and the South China Sea to the east. It is divided into eight different regions, with the main regions being the northern and southern regions. The regions all share some key features, but each region has their own culinary norm. The geography of Vietnam is largely responsible for directing the…

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U.s. Involvement in Vietnam

The Vietnam War was the longest and most expensive war in U. S. history. Since the Second World War throughout the Cold War, United States policymakers tried to apply the lessons they had learned in Europe to the foreign policy problems of Asia. As a result, United States foreign policy in Asia was often incoherent and American intervention in Asian affairs often ended in tragedy. In this paper we would try to outline the origins and consequences of U. S….

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Is Iraq Another Vietnam_

In my opinion, Iraq can be said to be another Vietnam in that there are so many similarities. The war in Iraq quickly became a guerrilla war just like the Vietnam War where battle grounds were jungles and small rural hamlets. This was the anti-thesis of a set piece battle type of warfare the military of the USA had been for built and well trained for. In Iraq, the battle grounds are block houses, schools and stores. The similarity here…

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Women in Vietnam

In Vietnam, women were encouraged to serve within the government and other sectors within the state. Unlike in other countries where women are stereotyped as being weak, in Vietnam, it was different. (Insun, p47-p56) Women were treated as equals. They were given the same positions as those ones of women and were given the same respect. Women were especially encouraged to take up the jobs which were believed to be a man’s reserve. They went out of their way to…

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Lieutenant Calley

There is a big difference between known facts and the reality especially when it comes to military matters. There is a definite chain of command in place and in most cases soldiers do not do their own bidding but have to obey orders from above. The case of Lieutenant William Calley in the My Lai Massacre is one of the cases that expose the kind of leadership that we have in our military which comes at the backdrop of many…

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