Cold War Wrap Up Project

Cold War Wrap Up Project
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  • I have been drafted into the Vietnam War!
  • My comrades and I have been fighting against the Vietnamese but their tactics are getting to us
  • By 1969, the U.S had half a million troops in Vietnam via the draft
  • They are dropping Agent Orange on those trees over there, we need to get away!
  • The Vietnam war began in 1946, but the U.S did not get involved until 1964 due to threats of a shoot out at the US in the Gulf of Tonkin. 
  • We did nothing! 
  • The U.S got many of its soldiers from a draft, and due to this draft many people did not support this war. NV/Vietcong used guerilla warfare while the U.S used "search and destroy" to fight this war.
  • End the Vietnam War before it ends you!
  • During the Vietnam war, the U.S soldiers used a substance called "Agent Orange", which is a carcinogen that was used to kill vegetation. It was extremely toxic and is one of the leading causes of cancer for soldiers in the Vietnam war.
  • No one supports this war anymore, and we are getting nowhere. Bring my soldiers back home!
  • A very tragic and important event that occurred during the Vietnam War was the My Lai Massacre. On March 16, 1968, US soldiers went into the village of My Lai and used the search and destroy method, but killed almost a whole village of innocent people. 
  • Not a single Vietcong/NV was found in the village, and there was only one weapon discovered.
  • Unlike many of the wars the US was apart of, majority of the US citizens didn't support the war due to how televised the war was. People seen the real side of war and opposed of it.
  • On January 27, 1973, the US ceased fire in Vietnam. Two years later, Richard Nixon ordered that all us troops were withdrawn from Vietnam.This war is counted as a loss because we never got to our end goal which was to stop communism in Vietnam.
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