The Vietnam War
By: Yasira Smith & Collin Wallance
The start of The Vietnam War
Consequences of the Vietnam War
The first problem the United States have had to face was the vet’s problem. Imagine five hundred thousands young guys, wounded or not, most of them unemployed, coming home. Each of them is a problem. A lot of money was spent to help the wounded vet, hospitals were built, just to keep alive the soldiers, the U.S. had been proud to send to Vietnam.
More insidious was the problem of the vet suffering of mental illness. Nobody knows how many dollars were spent to help young ex-soldiers to forget all the dreadful things they had seen or done.
The vet’s came back home with another problem: drugs. Since the end of the sixties drugs became a problem in the army and not only the soft ones, the consumption of heroin spread among the soldiers. An official report states that more than one third of U.S. soldiers had tasted hard drugs during Vietnam war.
Who contributed in the war?
North Vietnam - COMMUNISTS; therefore they were supported by China & Russia
South Vietnam - NON-COMMUNISTS; The USA was backed up by the South East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) made up of....
the UK and the US. Australia
Thailand actually supplied aid and troops
In addition Japan and Okinawa supplied US bases and support
- The Vietnam War was the longest war in United States history.
- Despite the decades of resolve, billions and billions of dollars, nearly 60,000 American lives and many more injuries, the United States failed to achieve its objectives.