Vietnam "War"

Interpreted By: Kevaughnn Laniyan


War huh good god what is it good for? absolutely nothing listen to me Oh, war I despise Cause it means destruction of innocent lives war means tears to thousands of mothers eyes when their sons go off to fight and lose their lives

How does this song relate to the vietnam war?

Many Americans did not want Men to fight in the Vietnam War. This song talks about how men should not leave for war.

How did Edwin Starr (song writer) interperete the war through his song?

Edwin Starr talks a lot about how we should not let Americans join this war


  • The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict
  • The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973
  • More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict.
  • The Vietnam War is the commonly used name for the Second Indochina War, 1954–1973.


During the Second World War, Vichy France could do little to protect its colony from Japanese occupation. Post-war, the French tried to re-establish control but faced organized opposition from the Viet Minh (short for Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi, or League for the Independence of Vietnam), led by Ho Chi Minh and Giap

The U.S., which had been gradually exerting influence after the departure of the French government, backed Diem in order to limit the area under communist control.