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HIST 2475
Roger Jacobs

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Class 11 United States created South Vietnam funded it armed itso South Vietnams defeat was American defeatOthers say the US did not lose the war because in 1975 the US wasnt in Vietnamno issues can be agreed upon2 Vietnam encourages personal attacks There is no civility in debate Viciousness against opposing views is unique to Vietnam Try and Forsaken argues that the war was winnableYoung left wingLewy right wingHerring moderateevery discussion and historian puts his biasFocus Vietnam from the American perspectivebeginning end of WWIIsome historians pose Vietnam War as starting in 1919 at Versaillesothers in 1941 when Japanese seized Vietnam from France1945 end of WWII1946 rebellions against France1954 Geneva conference splits Vietnam1955 Battle for 1960 Ho Chi Minhn orders Vietcong1964 Tompkin Gulf Resolution1965 first official American combat troop arrived1803 earliest known contact American and V
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