The Vietnam War

Jeremy Goode

Overview

Vietnam was the longest war in American History. It resulted in 60,000 American deaths, and 2 million Vietnamese deaths. People are still unsure whether it was a good idea for us to get involved or not.

Impacts, During

  • Lasted 20 years (men were away from their families)
  • 8 Million Tons of bombs were dropped on Vietnam
  • "re-education camps" or Vietnamese concentration camps were assembled
  • More than 58,000 men were killed
  • 700,000 Vietnamese were left with Psychological after effects
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Impacts, After

  • Hollywood made Vietnam a big hit of popular culture.
  • Americans who fought were shunned for helping the Vietnamese
  • America paid a high political cost for the war
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