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The Vietnam War: The Factors Which Ensured the Advent and the Outcome of a Long and Bloody Affair
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A 22 page overview of the factors which contributed to the advent and outcome of the Vietnam War. Details the socio-political situation in Vietnam and emphasizes that the war was not a result of an aggressive North Vietnam invading South Vietnam but instead of a complexity of interrelated factors. Details U.S. involvement in the war and how the outcome of that involvement was insured by a variety of factors both within the United States and within Vietnam. Bibliography lists 14 sources.
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The Vietnam War - as Told to Movie Audiences - 'Coming Home,' 'Good Morning Vietnam' and 'Born on the 4th of July'
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This 7 page report discusses three Vietnam War movies in the context of their symbology and the ways in which they represent the attitudes of Americans directly involved in the war and those presenting their cinemagraphic viewpoints of a war that did not have the simplistic good guy against bad guy scenario. By the late 1980s, both television and movie producers had become willing to consider Vietnam as a useful and marketable topic. Ironically, and more than probably - accidentally, America's artistic involvement in Vietnam has mimicked its military presence there. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Vietnam War vs. Movies About the Vietnam War
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In 5 pages, the author explores the relationship between the war in Vietnam and the Hollywood movies about the Vietnam experience. 'Good Morning, Vietnam' (1988), and 'Full Metal Jacket' (1987) are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Vietnam War / Corruption In The Vietnamese Army -- Book Analysis
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This 10 page paper explores Neil Sheehan's look at the Vietnam War, 'A Bright Shining Lie,' by providing a character study of John Paul Vann and examining the corruption of the Vietnamese Army. No additional sources cited.
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The War In Vietnam
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This 5 page paper argues that the 'Vietnam war', from the viewpoint of the Vietnamese, was fought as a means to end foreign domination in Vietnam. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Gulf Of Tonkin
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15 pages in length. The Gulf of Tonkin is significant to the beginning of the Vietnam War as it gave President Johnson the ammunition he needed to instigate combat upon the North Vietnamese. The battle, which took place near the North Vietnamese coast, has been historically noted as one of the key incidents that ultimately plunged the United States into the Vietnam War. The writer discusses the significance of the Tonkin Gulf incident as it relates to the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Vietnam: Quest for Independence
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A 7 page review of the history of Vietnam in achieving political independence and in effecting economic reform. Recounts the contributions of Ho Chi Minh to these efforts and concludes that even though he died in 1969, prior to the unification of North and South Vietnam, no other individual can take credit for his role in shaping the country. Concludes that Vietnam continues to be in dire need of economic reform but they have maintained both their independence and their hope in the face of all challenges. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Vietnam: Most Favored Nation Status
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An 8 page paper which argues that Vietnam should be given the role as most valuable nation. Information provided illustrates the reasons why the United States is so reluctant to grant Vietnam the status of Most Favored Nation. The arguments which support the reluctance are very insubstantial and do not truly apply to the consideration. Vietnam would greatly benefit from being granted this status and there is essentially no reason why they should be denied the privilege and the opportunity. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Vietnam War as Seen in “The Deer Hunter” and “Born on the Fourth of July”
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A 5 page paper which discusses the two movies and examines how accurate they were in portraying the Vietnam War, in relationship to the theme of mental and emotional issues that were, and are, a result of Vietnam War. While the war scenes were depicted accurately, it was the address of the man when he returns from the war that is the most important thing about these movies, and perhaps, about the Vietnam War altogether. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.
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Construction Quality & The Need for Improvements in Vietnam
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This 10 page paper considers the issue of construction quality in Vietnam and considers the problems involved in addressing improvements that can increase Vietnamese competitiveness and improve the operational function of the business sector. This paper provides a review of the current literature and an overview of significnat issues within the scope of development in Vietnam. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Vietnam, Eisenhower, the 1950s and ‘60s – America’s Earliest Interventionism
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This 8 page report discusses specific aspects of American interventionism in Vietnam that eventually led to U.S. involvement in the war. U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower made the decision to categorically ignore the Geneva accords of 1954 when he organized the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. In many ways, it was the first of many subsequent actions through which the United States demonstrated its arrogant disregard for international agreements when it came to Vietnam and the international community’s interventions in Vietnam. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Vietnam War / The U.S., Ho Chi Minh, And Why We There
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The political objective of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), embodied in Ho Chi Minh, was the unification of Vietnam under its rule, by force if necessary. In this 9 page paper, the writer discusses Ho Chi Minh's political nationalism, American objectives in Vietnam, world interests in South Asia, relevant debate, pertinent justification, and more. Bibliography lists approximately 6 sources.
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Vietnamese Refugees in Southeast Asia
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This 5 page report discusses Vietnamese refugees in other Southeast Asia nations. As refugees fled from Vietnam, many found themselves lost in the bureaucratic red tape of being displaced persons. Others made it safely to other nations where either family members and/or a new start awaited them. Others remained in Southeast Asia but in worlds that were far removed from their homeland. Vietnamese refugees who expected to be able to make their way and begin new lives in other Southeast Asian nations have often encountered far more difficult situations than those experienced by their friends and relatives who made their way to Europe or North America. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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My Lai: Massacre, Tragedy, Incident
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A 16 page paper which illustrates the massacre known as the My Lai Massacre which occurred in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was an occurrence which was initially called a massacre, then a tragedy and finally nothing more than a typical incident that occurred during a time of war. It was a useless invasion of a small hamlet in Vietnam where there were no enemies present. The soldiers, known primarily as Charlie Company, essentially went mad and performed what some have called Nazi acts. It was an incredibly horrible event and was, by far, the worst reality of the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Martin Luther King on Vietnam
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A 15 page research paper on the attitudes and opinions of Martin Luther King regarding US involvement in Vietnam. The writer argues that King opposed many of the Cold War US policies beginning in the late 1950s, and then offers a chronology of King's opposition to the Vietnam war, and what influenced his opinions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Vietnam: One Man's Perspective
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The War in Vietnam was the first war to be actively protested by a large amount of the American public - it was also the first war where the United States walked away defeated. The implications of this war on individuals, families and government policy has been deep and far reaching. This 5 page tutorial paper explores the experiences of one Vietnam War veteran. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The Vietnam War / How It Has Impacted American Culture
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An 8 page exploration of the impacts of U.S. involvement in Vietnam on American culture. Discusses the traumatization of both the Vietnam veteran and of the American public who were exposed to the realities of the war by tenacious media coverage. Bibliography lists ten sources.
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Comparison of World War I & The Vietnam Conflict
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This 5 page paper compares the Vietnam War with World War I, with an emphasis on causative factors. The conclusion reached is that lives were lost in Vietnam for vastly different reasons than they were in the first world war. Bibliography lists 5 sources
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Children Of The Vietnam War -- Confusion & Social Chaos
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It is well-documented that the Vietnam war left many veterans in a deterioriated mental condition. But what is less frequently discussed is the depressed lifestyles of children -- those born of American soldiers who had sex with Vietnam women as rape or otherwise. Many of these children live in the United States today.. Some have even attempted to find their fathers.. The behavior patterns of these youths reflects their war torn heritage and this 6 page essay examines this concept as well as its effects on the parent - veteran (i.e., post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.;). Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Vietnam POWs
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A 7 page research paper that examines pertinent questions concerning the men who were held captive during the Vietnam War. The writer, first of all, looks at rescue efforts and the politics that have surrounded the question as to whether or not POW/MIAs are still being held in Vietnam. Then the writer examines the feelings and lives of the men who survived. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Summary and Review of "Charlie Company (What Vietnam Did to Us)" by Peter Goldman and Tony Fuller
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A 5 page paper which summarizes and reviews Peter Goldman and Tony Fuller's 1983 Vietnam War memoir, "Charlie Company (What Vietnam Did to Us)." Divided into two sections, with the summary portion providing a general overview, and the review portion offering a detailed critique of the book.
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U.S Involvement In Vietnam, 1945-1954
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A 5 page research paper on U.S. involvement in Vietnam which explores the events leading up to the Geneva Conference which ended a French presence in Vietnam, partitioned the country at the 17th parallel, and temporarily halted hostilities for two years. The writer demonstrates how Congress was instrumental in preventing a U.S. unilateral intervention in 1954. Bibliography lists 5 sources. 
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The Historical Accuracy Of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now / A Modernist View Of The Reality Of The Vietnam War
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This 8 page paper considers the issue of the historical accuracy of the depiction of the Vietnam War era as a whole as well as specific events presented in the film Apocalypse Now. Though critics have argued that the film presents one of the most emotionally and socially accurate views of the Vietnam War, and even though the film also presents some historical context which is factual, it can be argued that the actual events of the film do not appear to have a substantive base in historical factuality. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Vietnam War / Attrition Strategy
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The strategy employed in Vietnam by General Westmoreland is discussed in this 10 page paper. A major focus of the paper is on the use of attrition as a strategy with particular emphasis on the book A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan. An overview of the Vietnam conflict is also provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Vietnam War / My Lai Massacre -- Book Review
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A 6 page paper focusing upon Michael Bilton and Kevin Sim's 'Four Hours In My Lai' -- a book documenting one of the American military's darkest wartime activities ever-- the rape, torture, and murder of thousands of innocent Vietnamese civilians within a one-day period. The writer attempts to evaluate the book's thesis: that is ironic how My Lai seems to be almost forgotten in today's media accounts and historical reflections upon the Vietnam war. It is almost as if the government wants us to forget how barbarically the U.S. military acted ! The horror of this particular incident is described in somewhat graphic detail. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Vietnam War / Mainstream Press Coverage Of The Tet Offensive
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A 7 page research paper which examines how the New York Times covered the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War using only primary sources. The writer looks at the original articles published between Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, 1968, and concludes that, despite the tendency of the conservative right to blame the American withdrawal from Vietnam on the media, the coverage was accurate, factual, and unbiased. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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World War II Veterans in College and Vietnam War Veterans in College – A Comparison
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This 5 page report discusses the experiences of World War II veterans when they returned home and went to college and that of the Vietnam veterans. The 1950s were years of prosperity and family-centered values. Large numbers of returning WWII veterans attended college, pursued careers and got married and had children. Undeniably, the Vietnam veterans returned to a very different nation that was not particularly grateful for their service. They returned to a world in which society’s values had changed and their own lives had been inexorably altered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Vietnam War / Socio-Political Thought & The Anti-War Movement
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An 8 page overview & discussion of the Vietnam War, relevant events, and the ensuing controversy that occurred domestically in the United States as a result of our participation. Radical conflict, militant civil rights, social activism (i.e., on U.S. college campuses), etc.; are among the many sub-topics explored. The writer is particularly concerned with assessing precisely what it is we have 'learned' from the Vietnam war. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Vietnam War / Why It Was So Difficult to Fight
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This 5 page report discusses issues involved in the Vietnam war that made it unusually difficult to fight. The writer also illustrates how movies about the Vietnam 'experience' have colored Americans' view of the war. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Boosting Vietnam's Presence in the World Market
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A 10 page paper discussing Vietnam's grudging and slow but inexorable shift to a free-market economy. Vietnam remains communist and shares a border with China to the north. Though its leaders want to remain true to the communist ideology for which so many died, they are faced with the hard facts of the benefits of joining the emerging world economy. The paper examines the economy as it is and the possibilities of taking a globalization route similar to that of South Korea and Singapore: welcoming foreign investment, but according to strict rules set by the government. Singapore provides a model of how the government does not need to yield its ideology to foreign entities. It truly is possible for the government to remain in control of philosophy while allowing the people to enjoy prosperity. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Short History Of U.S. Involvement In Vietnam
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A 6 page paper that offers a brief history of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The U.S. had actually been involved in activities in Vietnam since the early 1940s and, in fact, the first American was killed there in 1946. This paper traces the highlights of U.S. involvement since that time until all American troops were withdrawn in 1973. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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The Depiction of War in Film: Contrast Between the Depictions of World War II and Vietnam
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A 6 page discussion of the variations we see in the presentation style and content of movies depicting war. Correlates that variation with the variation in American sentiment which existed at the time, and indeed which continues to exist today regarding World War II verses the Vietnam War. Uses specific examples from the World War II movie "Sands of Iwo Jima" and the Vietnam War movies "Green Berets", "Platoon", and "Hamburger Hill". Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Norman Podhoretz's "Why We Were In Vietnam"
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5 pages in length. The author's intent in "Why We Were In Vietnam" is to bring to light the events that took place to ultimately embroil America in one of history's bloodiest conflicts. Through insightful observation, Podhoretz illustrates that as the President Johnson addressed the nation regarding the Vietnam War -- a battle that is still considered to be part of the Kennedy Administration -- it was clear that his intention all along was to engage in combat with the North Vietnamese. No additional sources cited.
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Vietnam; Reality and Rhetoric in the Deer Hunter;
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This 5 page paper considers the portrayal of the past, present and future of the United States presented in the film the Deer Hunter and commentated on by Gilbert Adair in his book Hollywood's Vietnam. The paper discusses the reality, the rhetoric and the symbolism of this idea of the past and the future of the United States arguing that the film tells us more about America and Hollywood than it does Vietnam. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
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Post-Vietnam America / A Culture of Internal War
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A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the perspectives in Englehardt's book The End of the Victory Culture and Gibson's work Warrior Dreams as they apply to the post-Vietnam American culture. No additional sources cited.
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A Rumor Of War: Vietnam
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During the Kennedy Administration, the phrase 'New Frontier' referred to a domestic policy proposing to reduce unemployment, increase education funding, improve housing, offer medical care to the elderly, reduce taxes, and protect civil rights. Kennedy's 'New Frontier' became Johnson's 'War on Poverty'. This 2 page paper explores the experiences of Philip Caputo as addressed in his book, A Rumor of War, as generalized to the Vietnam experience and the domestic reaction to a soldier's involvement. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Frontier Myth In the United States / From the Colonial Period to the Vietnam War
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A 6 page examination of the frontier myth in United States history. Identifies greed and the never-ending drive for territorial expansion and control of resources, both natural and human, as the driving force for white Anglo Saxon males in the United States from the colonial period up until the Vietnam War. Relies largely on the work of Richard Slotkin in his 1992 book 'Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth Century America'. No additional sources cited.
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Employment Opportunities for Vietnam Vets
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Reasons why there is higher unemployment for Vietnam Vets are discussed in this 7 page paper. Several issues are looked at including the devastating effects of PTSD. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Media and the Vietnam War
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A 5 page paper which discusses how the media plays a very big role in how society visualizes events which are taking place in the world. The focus is upon how the media’s portrayal of the Vietnam War influenced how society felt about the war and how they saw the war in general. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: RAvietmed.wps

Executive Power: The Role of Lyndon B. Johnson in the Vietnam War
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A 7 page discussion of the role of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the escalation and perpetuation of the Vietnam War. Discusses his use of Executive Power, his attempts to hide economic costs, and the impact his actions had on his presidency and his decision not to pursue a second term in office. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Socio - Political Theories Behind The Cuban Missile Crisis & Vietnam
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Social and political theories attempt to explain motivations behind executive decision making in this 10 page paper. Highlighted are the decisions reached by President John F. Kennedy during the 1960's in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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The End of Illusion: In Pharaoh's Army
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A 5 page paper discussing Tobias Wolff's memories of his time in Vietnam in the time of the Tet offensive. One of the themes evident throughout the book is the death of illusion. Wolff joined the Army for the wrong reasons, and he is disillusioned when he hears veterans fearing their return to Vietnam. He realizes after the Tet offensive that he likely had been in conversation with a Vietcong at a pre-Tet celebration; he realizes on his return that there is much about his father that is far different than he had remembered. Illusions fell away before leaving, while in Vietnam and particularly on return. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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'Why Desert Storm Would Not Become Another Vietnam'
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A 7 page paper discussing President Bush's statement that Desert Storm would not turn into another Vietnam and what he meant by that statement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Desnam.wps

The Frontier Myth In the United States / From the Colonial Period to the Vietnam War
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A 6 page examination of the frontier myth in United States history. Identifies greed and the never-ending drive for territorial expansion and control of resources, both natural and human, as the driving force for white Anglo Saxon males in the United States from the colonial period up until the Vietnam War. Relies largely on the work of Richard Slotkin in his 1992 book 'Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth Century America'. No additional sources cited.
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Employment Opportunities for Vietnam Vets
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Reasons why there is higher unemployment for Vietnam Vets are discussed in this 7 page paper. Several issues are looked at including the devastating effects of PTSD. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Vietemp.wps

The Media and the Vietnam War
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A 5 page paper which discusses how the media plays a very big role in how society visualizes events which are taking place in the world. The focus is upon how the media’s portrayal of the Vietnam War influenced how society felt about the war and how they saw the war in general. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: RAvietmed.wps

Executive Power: The Role of Lyndon B. Johnson in the Vietnam War
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A 7 page discussion of the role of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the escalation and perpetuation of the Vietnam War. Discusses his use of Executive Power, his attempts to hide economic costs, and the impact his actions had on his presidency and his decision not to pursue a second term in office. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: PPlbjExP.wps

Socio - Political Theories Behind The Cuban Missile Crisis & Vietnam
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Social and political theories attempt to explain motivations behind executive decision making in this 10 page paper. Highlighted are the decisions reached by President John F. Kennedy during the 1960's in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: Cubanam.wps

The End of Illusion: In Pharaoh's Army
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A 5 page paper discussing Tobias Wolff's memories of his time in Vietnam in the time of the Tet offensive. One of the themes evident throughout the book is the death of illusion. Wolff joined the Army for the wrong reasons, and he is disillusioned when he hears veterans fearing their return to Vietnam. He realizes after the Tet offensive that he likely had been in conversation with a Vietcong at a pre-Tet celebration; he realizes on his return that there is much about his father that is far different than he had remembered. Illusions fell away before leaving, while in Vietnam and particularly on return. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: KSPharaohArmy.wps

'Why Desert Storm Would Not Become Another Vietnam'
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A 7 page paper discussing President Bush's statement that Desert Storm would not turn into another Vietnam and what he meant by that statement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Desnam.wps

China, Vietnam, and the United States
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A 5 page paper which discusses the role of political parties, the role of the military, and the transfer of power, as experienced in China, Vietnam, and the United States. Each region is discussed in relationship to current historical events, which help to illustrate some of the complex examples of such involvement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The U.S. & Containment Policy In South Vietnam / 1945 Through 1968
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A 10 page paper discussing policies of containment of communism relating to South Vietnam. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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The Rise of Nationalism in Vietnam and Korea
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This 5 page paper considers the background of the rise of nationalism in two Asian countries: Vietnam and Korea. This paper not only considers the historical events that impacted the development of a national identity, but also assesses the similarities in these two countries, including the distinct divisions between the divided countries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Myths About the U.S. in Vietnam as Revealed in Film / Analyzed
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This 5 page research paper examines how films created myths concerning the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Specifically discussed are films such as Apocalypse Now (1979) and Full Metal Jacket (1987), and the myths they created and exposed for audiences. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Vietnam War / Why?
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A 5 page research paper exploring the question of why the U.S. went to Vietnam. Explored are the defeat of France at Dien Bien Phu, Eisenhower’s political about-face, the undeclared war, and the international and domestic consequences. Three main political reasons for going to war are posited, as well as one ethical/moral reason for entering the war. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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American Efforts in the Philippines and Vietnam: Annexation and Control in US Involvement
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This 6 page paper compares the American efforts to annex and control the Philippines in 1900-1902 with the US involvement in Vietnam (1965-1973) and considers the similarities and differences in these two involvements. This paper assesses the nature of the perceived threats and the impetus for action by the United States in both cases. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Vietnam War / Guerilla Warfare Tactics
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An 8 page paper discussing the guerilla warfare tactics used during the Vietnam war and how they differed from those used in other wars. Also examines the effects of those tactics on U.S. troops. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Vietnam War And The Media
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A 15 page paper explaining the media's role in the way the Vietnam war was perceived. The writer explains how different types of media influenced public opinion in both the USA and Canada. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
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Helicopter Use in Vietnam
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A 5 page research paper that examines the role of the helicopter in the Vietnam War, focusing specifically on the role of the gunship, including the Huey. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The United States & Vietnam -- Normalized Relations At Long Last !
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In this 16 page research paper, the writer examines the formal normalization of trade between the U.S. and Vietnam-- announced during the mid 1990's. The years leading upto this monumental event are described, statistical figures are analyzed, and the writer presents some of the issues that lie ahead-- concerned with whether or not lingering resentment will lead to greater social strife between the people of these two countries. Issues and other challenges to successful normalization are assessed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Vietnam War / 'We Were Soldiers Once & Young'
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The book on the Ia Drang Battle during the Vietnam War, by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, is reviewed in this 5 page paper. Four themes of the book are explored. No additional sources cited.
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1968 As A Turning Point -- American Politics & Vietnam
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This 9 page research paper examines the year 1968 as a sociopolitical turning point in which America changed its opinion about Vietnam. The temporary nature of American successes in the big unit war, the limited success of bombing in the north and on the infiltration routes, and the failure of the pacification campaign were all revealed in the Tet Offensive. Politically, the U.S. government and military had also proven themselves to be both unreliable and untrustworthy with such illegal moves as Operation Chaos. It is essentially argued that 1968 marked a turning point not only in how Americans would view their own government, but in how the government would accept these views. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Viet1968.wps

The Vietnam War & American Foreign Policy
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A 10 page paper that considers the history of American foreign policy and demonstrates how policy in Vietnam was actually influenced by policies of the past. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Vietnam and American Foreign Policy
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This 8 page analysis addresses questions pertinent to American foreign policy and war strategy, broken into four sections. Vietnam is a primary focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Vietnam and Welfare Changed the Way We Do Business
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This five-page paper discusses the changes that have taken place since the Vietnam War regarding the way we handle war now and the changes in the welfare system. Bibliography lists four sources.
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The Vietnam War and Its Polarization of American Society
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A 5 page discussion of the impact of the Vietnam War on American culture. Discusses the polarization of society into those that supported the war and those that resented it. Relates the role of the media and of the indecisiveness of our political leaders themselves in this polarization as well as the difficulty experienced by those that returned from the war. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Vietnam Conflict / Role of Peasant Women
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A 6 page paper that provides an overview of the role that peasant women played in the Vietnam Conflict. This paper considers their roles, contributions, the mobilization of women, and even the conflicts between emerging social roles and traditional lifestyle. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: Peasviet.wps

Effects of Vietnam War in Modern America Analyzed
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This 15 page research paper examines the impact of the Vietnam War of the 1960s on the American society, politics and culture of the 1990s. Specifically considered is how the War itself has contributed to the current social, political and cultural debate regarding America's moral landscape. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Vietnam War / U.S. Bombing Policy
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A 9 page analysis of the U.S. bombing policy in the Vietnam war, the subsequent loss of the war and other devastating results (human) due to the lack of a legitimate war strategy. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Vietnam Economy
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A 7 page overview of the history of Vietnamese economy. Links the economy with foreign investment and stresses the importance of infrastructural development in economic stability and improvement. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: PPvietEc.wps

Vietnam War -- The Tet Offensive / America Learns A Hard Lesson
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A 3 page essay in which the writer reflects upon a documentary film about the Tet Offensive and its importance in the Vietnam War. The severity of defeat for the Vietcong (and the U.S.) are described as are some of the specific events that enabled us to be so ill-prepared. The Tet Offensive also had a devastating impact upon the U.S. domestically-- and is presented in this essay as a most valuable -- and humbling -- learning experience for Americans. No Bibliography.
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Necessities Of War / Civil War & Vietnam War
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A 5 page essay comparing and contrasting some of the many events of the Civil War and the Vietnam War. Lincoln said that there were necessities of war. What did he mean? This is the specific question explored in this essay. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Civiet.wps

United States Policy in Vietnam / Why it Failed
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This 6 page paper looks at the reasoning behind the politics associated with the Vietnam War, public opinion in the last days of U.S. involvement and the aftermath of the era. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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The Vietnam War In Its Final Stages
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A 9 page essay which looks at the ending of the Vietnam War, but also examines some of the reasons why it so wrong for the U.S. to be involved due to the political situation of that time. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Vietnam War / The War We Could Not Win -- Why It Really Ended
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In this insightful 9 page paper, the writer discusses how utterly defeated the U.S. was by its enemies in Vietnam and how unable the America military was to protect itself from guerrilla warfare. It is argued that it was actually a combination of factors that led to U.S. withdrawal from Nam and no one singular event, group, or person was exclusively responsible. President Nixon played at least some role as did the wartime protesters, but neither achieved what we are commonly led to believe. The protesters were unsuccessful in changing the attitude of American politicians and the Presidency was unsuccessful in achieving any worthwhile conclusion to the War. In short, the U.S. was left with nothing else to do but withdraw. Specific events and political controversy from that troubled era are discussed in great detail. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The Media's Hand in The Vietnam Conflict
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This 11-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion on the involvement of the media in the shaping of public opinion during the Vietnam Conflict. It opens with a discussion of how the lines were drawn between the government and the journalists and moves on to cite several examples of the media's portrayal of events that directly conflicted with the government's rendition. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Maya Lin - Architect Of The Vietnam Memorial
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This 5 page report discusses Maya Lin, the woman who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. while still only an undergraduate student at Yale. Her accomplishments serve as a powerful metaphor for the American women's movement which has shown the power a unique woman's vision can present for an entire nation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Vietnam War / The Role Women Played
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A 5 page essay on the role of women in the Vietnam War and how it is has changed how we look at women and war. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Vietnam / Movies The Changing Face of Protest and Resistance
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A 10 page research paper which explores the ideas of protest and resistance in historical reference, in Oliver Stone's 'Platoon' and 'Born on the Fourth of July,' and in FitzGerald's 'Fire on the Lake.' The writer posits that protest led to an ever-changing 'face' of resistance that redefines the outcome of the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists 14 sources.
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The Vietnam War: Historian Opinion Of Pacification
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8 pages in length. When assessing the myriad opinions historians hold with regard to the Vietnam War's pacification, one can easily surmise that while some are as adamantly opposed as they are approving, there are those whose convictions reside somewhere in between. Clearly, the Vietnam War did not represent a significantly popular time in United States history, inasmuch as American involvement proved to divide an already agitated nation. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
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Americans “Fighting” on the Homefront during World War II and the Vietnam War
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This 5 page report discusses the ways in which World War II and the Vietnam War were also fought by the people who the soldiers left behind when they were sent overseas. Each was ideologically different, however, each evoked a great passionate response from those “stateside.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Socio-Economic Changes in America Between WWII & Vietnam
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A 4 page paper that examines and compares the social, economical and ideological factors and attitudes that surrounded America's involvement in both World War II and the Vietnam War. Discussed are the radical changes in values and ideals that the nation underwent in the twenty to twenty-five years between these two conflicts and how these changes redefined America. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: LCUSWar.doc

Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon/ Policy on Vietnam
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A 5 page research paper in which the writer argues that, despite the obvious differences, these three presidents have both similar beliefs toward communist aggression in Southeast Asia and also similar strategies in dealing with US involvement in Vietnam. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Decline of Confucianism in Vietnam
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A 7 page research paper that charts the decline of Confucianism in Vietnam. Confucianism arrived early with Chinese conquerors. It persisted for centuries, but ultimately faded from influence because it never gained a secure foothold with the common people. The writer argues that Confucianism met its demise, at least in part, because the common people associated it with the oppression of the ruling classes and resented the efforts of the elite to force this belief system on the populace. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The Vietnam War
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(6 pp) War is never a pretty picture. However it has been glorified in past United States history as a noble effort for those who believed in rotecting "the undefended." World War I, the Great War destroyed the idea of "noble" and "war" being connected in any way. We fought The Bully and won in World War II; soldiers were seen as "liberators." Korea was only a "conflict." Yet the Vietnam War destroyed parts of the United States and its beliefs in an overt, as well as a much more covert way. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: BBvietnW.doc

Dien Bien Phu
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A 5 page paper discussing the battle of Dien Bien Phu which involved the French and the Vietminh. The battle surged amidst monsoon weather and the French were beaten nearly to the ground by the attacks of the Viet Minh. within a few months the battle was over and the French had lost any hold in Vietnam. The European struggle in Vietnam ended with this battle.
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How the My Lai Massacre was a Case of Over-Obedience to Military Authority in War Time
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In 5 pages the writer discusses how the My Lai Massacre was a case of over-obedience to military authority in war time. The Vietnam conflict brought heartache to many. It was never considered a 'war,' although that is exactly what it was. The My Lai Massacre in Vietnam was one of the many atrocities of that war. There is a definite connection between Milgram's 'Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View' and the My Lai Massacre. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Asian Order & Upheaval
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An 8 page paper that explores the upheaval experienced by ASEAN countries since World War II. Utilizing the historical/ideological sense of order as a base, the paper explores this issue from the standpoint of Japan since WWII, Vietnam after the Vietnam Conflict, Korean famine/nuclear nonproliferation, and how China sits in relationship to these countries--past and present. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Religion and Times of War
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A 9 page paper which examines how religion effected the people of the United States during WWII and the Vietnam War. During WWII, the people believed very strongly in God and the country, whereas during Vietnam, people saw things and experienced things that gave us reason to lose faith in both. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Fortunate Son: The Torment of Lewis Puller, Jr.
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This 5 page paper provides an overview of the book Fortunate Son, the autobiography of Lewis Puller, Jr., disabled Vietnam veteran and son of World War II hero Chesty Puller. This book relates Puller’s attempts to live up to the legacy of his father and his own losses as a result of his participation in the Vietnam War. This book is especially poignant in light of Puller’s suicide in 1994, and claims that Puller suffered the ravages of post-traumatic stress disorder. No additional sources cited.
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Indochinese Immigrants in the United States
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This 5 page report discusses the immigration of Indochinese to the United States. When the war finally ended in Vietnam, a ten-year outflow of refugees was created, resulting in the displacement of over 1.6 million people from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos - nations that had once been formally known as "French Indochina." Various aspects of their lives as immigrants, what brought them to the U.S. and where most live are briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Historiography of Vietnam
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This 8 page paper reviews a variety of books to see how Vietnam has been historically documented. Only books are used to see the various views on this controversial topic. Views on the pacification programs of the era are the focus of discussion. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
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Maya Lin.
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(6 pp). Lin was only 21 years old when she won a nationwide competition for the design of the Vietnam Memorial, coming out on top over more than 1,400 proposals from other artists. 'The Vietnam memorial is a place where something happens within the viewer. It's like reading a book. I purposely had the names etched ragged right on each panel to look like a page from a book,' Lin said. 'I also wanted remembering the past relevant to the present. Some people wanted me to put the names in alphabetical order. I wanted them in chronological order so that a veteran could find his time within the panel. It's like a thread of life.' 5pp annotated bibliography lists 6 sources. (total 10pp)
Filename: BBmayalnR.doc

The Vietnam War: Our Military Sabotaged by Politics
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A 10 page overview of the many factors which interplayed to result in an American loss in Vietnam. Attributes this loss to internal politics rather than to an ineffective or amoral military as some authors have contended. Emphasizes that the strength and accomplishments of our military during this war were undermined by politicians and indeed a biased liberal press. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Post-Traumatic Stress and the Vietnam Veteran
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A six-page research paper on the nature of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Also included are areas in which PTSD have been detected among non-veterans. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Role Of Religion In Vietnam Vs. The United States
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This 15 page paper compares the primary religions of the two countries while examining their influence in the two widely different societies. Bibliography lists eight sources.
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Vietnam/Why We Lost
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A 5 page research paper that investigates why the US lost the Vietnam War. The writer argues that while the US saw Vietnam as a limited conflict, the Vietnamese were more then prepared emotionally, if not in resources, to fight an all-out war. Also, and quite ironically, analysis shows that the US lost this war for much the same reasons that the US won the Revolutionary War with Great Britain. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: khnamwhy.wps

The Significance of the Fall of Saigon
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This 5 page paper looks at the end of the Vietnam War and its legacy, particularly in respect to how it affects the U.S. The American reaction to the war is discussed. Vietnam is looked at before and after the North Vietnamese took Saigon. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Film Analysis / Hamburger Hill - An Accurate Depiction of War In Vietnam?
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A 5 page paper discussing the film in relation to the reality of actual events. Reviewers found several production mistakes within the film and labeled the acting as lacking, but many vets still refer people to the film rather than to answer questions in detail, even 30 years after the fact. The difficulty rests in knowing that it depicts reality far too faithfully so that many vets cannot bear to watch it, and those who were present direct questioning people to the film, thereby repelling unwelcome questions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Vietnam War: Violations of the Geneva Convention
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An 8 page overview of the factors influencing the fighting in Vietnam. Outlines the terms of the Geneva Convention. Contends that the military and political demarcation and the feelings among Communist verses South Vietnam sympathizers set the stage for a type of warfare in which even the Geneva Convention was inadequate in terms of preventing atrocities against civilians and non-combatants. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Resilience Of Stress As Illustrated By The Experience Of Vietnam Vets
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A 10 page essay on the stress particularly as it is experienced by vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Overview of Vietnam
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A 5 page paper which discusses various aspects and conditions of Vietnam. The paper presents an examination of the history, government, leaders, political parties, problems, and economic situation of the country. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Australia And Vietnam
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A 21 page paper. This essay addresses these issues: Why Australia entered the war; why Australia continued in the war; the anti-war movement; and what happened after the war. The writer ends with a commentary, which discusses whether or not entering the war was a good or wise decision, if the public really understood their nation's involvement and what were Australia's goals for entering the war. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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Tim O'Brien/ Going After Cacciato & The Things They Carried
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A 15 page comparison between the above mentioned novels by Tim O'Brien. In these novels, O'Brien examines feelings and uncertainties that speak to the heart of being human and leave the reader thinking, rather then feeling that all their questions have been answered. O'Brien's artistry encompasses all of the nuances and pathos of the human condition, but set within a framework that coincides with the period that formed the crux of his own experience‹the Vietnam War. The writer specifically examines the novels relative to O'Brien's use of structure. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Lan Cao/ Monkey Bridge
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A 5 page essay that summarizes Lan Cao's evocative novel of Vietnamese emigrants. Monkey Bridge tells the story of seventeen-year-old Mai Nyugen and her widowed mother, Thanh, who emigrated to the US from Vietnam. It relates what assimilation to American life has been like for both mother and daughter, as well as detailing the complicated role reversal that has resulted because of their new location. No additional sources cited.
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Human Rights In Vietnam And The United States
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A 5 page paper that discusses the human rights violations in Vietnam and in the United States. The writer comments on the difference in the human rights issues of each country. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Impact Of Anti-Vietnam Movement: Review Article & Book
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A 5 Page paper that actually discusses one journal article entitled "When Did The Sixties Happen?" Searching For New Directions" and a book, The Eagle's Talons: The American Experience at War. Both documents discuss the impact of the anti-war protest movements in different ways and both offer insights into the Vietnam Conflict itself. The writer addresses how each of the authors addresses their topic, thus, the paper is more of a critique of the documents than of the impact of the movement per se. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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J.F.K., Civil Rights, & Lyndon B. Johnson
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A short yet concise, 3 page essay on the impact that John F. Kennedy's work on the Civil Rights movement would have on American society and how such influence carried over into the Lyndon B. Johnson years as well. The writer also touches upon issues concerning early American involvement in Vietnam and questions how American society might have been different if Kennedy had not been assassinated. Bibliography for second essay lists two sources.
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U.S. 20th Century Involvement In Indochina
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A 6 page research paper addressing the war in Indochina and the subsequent peace treaty. A brief background of the war and its costs are given with the major points of the peace agreement. Changes in foreign policy since Vietnam are discussed. Bibliography is included.
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U.S. Foreign Policy & The Caribbean
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5 pages critically analyzing U.S. policy in Central America. Reflecting upon two books cited in the bibliography, the writer finds that mistakes in foreign policy mainly arise from a general lack of agreement among decision makers. "Evidently, the Central American situation is a reflection, then, of disagreements that came into being during the War in Vietnam."
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George C. Herring's America's Longest War
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US involvement in the Vietnam Conflict occurred for a number of reasons that were more complex than simply the desire of the United States to prevent the spread of communism. In his work America's Longest War, Herring reflects on a number of common war theories to explain US involvement and to define the essence of the action taken. Herring also demonstrates the underpinnings of the war itself and the nature of the perspectives, both national and international, that sustained the conflict and US involvement for so long. This 5 page paper considers the elements of Herring's discourse, while also providing a view of the war itself and defining the underpinnings that supported its longevity. No additional sources cited.
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The Bias of Communication; Technology that Monopolizes Space and Communication that Monopolizes Time
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This 6 page paper considers the perspectives of Harold Innis, one of the best noted theorists regarding modern communications, and assesses his view that 'the media of communications has an important influence on the dissemination of knowledge over space and time. This paper considers the views of Innis as they can be applied to an assessment of the Vietnam War Memorial as a communication bias of time and the Internet as a bias of communication of space. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Hostility Toward Revolutionaries in America
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This 3 page report discusses why, in a country founded on a revolution, revolutionaries are treated with such hostility. The majority of Americans believe that revolutionary behavior is something from the past, appropriate in the war for independence, the Civil War, even in protesting Vietnam, but as the nation moves into the 21st century it has become somehow passe. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: BWrevhos.rtf

Mary McCarthy / A Look at Her Life and Work
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A 10 page look into the life of Mary McCarthy, a noted and controversial writer of the 1930s-1980s who explored issues as diverse as women's sexuality and the politics involved in the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists seven sources.
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The Chicago Seven and the Movements of the Sixties
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This 7 page paper focuses on the infamous Chicago Seven trial which occurred as a result of a demonstration at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The student, anti-Vietnam and counterculture movements are examined. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Chicago, 1968 - The Whole World Was Watching
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A 5 page paper that examines the events that occurred in Chicago in 1968 with emphasis on the 1968 Democratic National Convention held in that city in August of 1968. Included in the paper are the issues that were prevalent at the time - the Vietnam War, the black civil rights movement, the women's rights movement, the rights of college students, labor union issues, and poverty issues - and the influential part that television coverage played in inflaming these issues. Also covered are the 1968 Summer Olympic games and the manner in which they were affected by the national violence and unrest. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: LCChicgo.doc

'Apocalypse Now' vs 'Platoon'
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A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts how Vietnam War films Apocalypse Now and Platoon approach history by examining their use of visual images and manipulative techniques to tell their stories. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Book Review of "A Rumor of War" by Philip Caputo
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A 2.5 page paper which reviews Philip Caputo’s autobiographical Vietnam War memoir, "A Rumor of War."
Filename: TGrumwar.rtf

"Apocalypse Now" and the Relationship Between Willard and Kurtz
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An 8 page paper which examines the conflicts in the relationship between Captain Benjamin Willard and Colonel Walter Kurtz in Francis Ford Coppola’s epic film on the Vietnam War, "Apocalypse Now" (1979), from a cultural, humanities and military standpoint. Also compared is the how the conflict begins in "Apocalypse Now" with the opening conflict in Michael Cimino’s "The Deer Hunter" (1978). Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: TGapnow.rtf

Use & History Of The U.S. Special Forces
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A 10 page overview of the history of the Special Forces. Emphasizes how World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War shaped these forces. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Robert F. Kennedy’s Anti-war Legacy
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A nine page paper looking at this pivotal figure in the anti-war movement of the 1960s. Using Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s biography “Robert Kennedy and his Times,” the paper shows how the ethical crisis surrounding Kennedy’s strong opposition to the war in Vietnam proved a focal point in the last years of his life. No additional sources.
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David Rabe’s "Sticks and Bones"
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A 5 page paper which analyzes David Rabe’s Tony Award-winning play about the Vietnam War, "Sticks and Bones," and how it reveals the American playwright’s unique writing style. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: TGrabe.rtf

Communism at the End of the Twentieth Century
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This 7 page paper looks at three communist states at the end of the twentieth century. China, Cub and Vietnam are considered, and their communist future is assessed. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
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The Effect of America's Twentieth Century Wars
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A 5 page paper that explores America's social, political, economical, and domestic roles in both World Wars, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. This paper focuses on the effects those wars have had on world government and economy, and discusses the globalization that America now faces as a result of those wars. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: LCWars.doc

The Contribution of the Helicopter to Modern Warfare
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This 5 page paper considers the role which the helicopter plays in modern warfare. The roles of the Army and the Airforce are considered, and the Vietnam War and The Gulf War are used as examples. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
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The Camera Never Blinks / Analyzed
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This 6 page research paper examines Dan Rather's 1977 autobiographical memoir, The Camera Never Blinks: The Adventures of a Television Journalist. Specifically discussed are Rather's most memorable stories for CBS News, including the civil rights unrest in the early 1960's south, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and his stint as southeast Asia correspondent covering the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists one source.
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The Turbulent 1960s In America
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A 7 page paper discussing the social protests of the 1960s. It was the decade when it seemed that the whole world was intent on coming to an end. Cities burned, as did draft cards. The drug culture was coming into its own. Rock stars dropped from drug overdoses and were held up as martyrs for the ills of society. Activism was 'in' and personified on campuses all across the nation. The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) saw its greatest activity during the last half of the decade, with the Vietnam war as its focus. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: 1960s.doc

American History/Short Essays
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Contains several short essays/works; a 1 page creatively-written letter from the standpoint of former Indian leader Jawaharlal Nehru to Winston Churchill, a 1 page opinion about the U.S. decision to explode atomic bombs over Japan at the conclusion of World War II, and 1 page discussing the sociopolitical struggles of Vietnam veterans in our country. No bibliography.
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If I Die in Combat
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A 5 page book review of “If I Die in Combat Box Me Up and Ship Me Home,” by Tim O’Brien. This book is one of the most fascinating, first hand descriptions of the Vietnam War ever written. It is clear, concise, and incredibly hard hitting as the author details everything from the mundane to the most horrific. He illustrates himself as a simple young man, further endearing the reader on his behalf. He is an average American citizen who knows what he was getting into and he is an incredibly gifted writer who has presented the reader with a very clear picture of his involvement, making himself incredibly vulnerable and real. No additional sources cited.
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US Foreign Policy / Branch Perspective
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A 10 page research essay on the U.S. form of government, focusing on the relationship between Congress and the Presidency since the 1960s. The writer explores arms sales policies and the wars in Grenada, Vietnam, Bosnia and Iraq in terms of presidential and congressional power as afforded by the Constitution and other policies. Bibliography lists 17 sources.
Filename: Usgovpol.doc

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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A 7 page discussion of the symptoms, causes and treatments of post traumatic stress disorder. Identifies the condition as one with numerous symptoms and causes. Emphasizes the role of the Vietnam War as one of the primary causative events in the condition. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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Global Warming: Its Effect Upon Underdeveloped Countries
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5 pages in length. As the world continues to succumb to the effects of global warming, some areas of the planet have been discovered to be significantly more susceptible to the detrimental affects than others. For the most part, underdeveloped nations stand to suffer a much worse outcome than their developed counterparts, inasmuch as the change in climate will directly influence the manner in which their environment reacts. The writer discusses how such countries as India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Philippines appear to be on a collision course with time, as their entire economic and environmental stability will likely crumble as global warming inevitably wreaks its final havoc. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Music and Art in War Eras
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An 8 page paper which discusses popular art and music during times of war. These times of war are depicted in 'The Killer Angels' by Michael Shaara, which concerns the Civil War, 'A Farewell to Arms' by Ernest Hemingway, which deals with World War I, and 'Going After Cacciato' by Tim O'Brien, which involves the Vietnam War. These particular eras each had their own unique blend of art and music. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Novel Without a Name
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A 5 page paper which discusses, and compares, "Novel Without a Name" by Duong Thu Huong with "Someone Else's War" by Howard R. Simpson. Both books are novels regarding some aspect of the Vietnam War. they are, on the surface, very different books, but yet each maintains a position of examination where the main character studies why there are involved at all in this apparently useless and destructive war. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.
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Homeless Veterans And Their Unfair Plight In Contemporary America
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A 10 page research paper examining some of the problems faced both by homeless veterans and the agencies and individuals trying to provide these veterans with real assistance. In 1994, the number of homeless veterans was estimated to be at more than 250,000. The Vietnam veterans are the first to have had to experience a full-fledged guerilla war and its associated atrocities, and they are the first to been poorly received upon returning home. Many have developed a deep mistrust for any government agency, including the VA that makes a true effort to help them improve their lives, but workers who were formerly homeless veterans themselves have had success in helping some of those currently still homeless. Bibliography lists approximately 8 sources.
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Isolationism As American Foreign Policy
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An 8 page paper on the issue of governmental non-intervention in regards to foreign affairs. Some history of America and its foundation of isolationism is noted. Isolationism is necessary. We, as a country should not interfere with the policies of another. The situations of Vietnam and Bosnia are highlighted as examples. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Moral Indifference, The Holocaust & The Directive for Genocide
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A 6 page paper supporting the thesis that socialization and moral indifference have led to a lack of concentration on the major elements that have underscored the actions of leaders resulting in the Holocaust of Nazi Germany as well as atrocities in Central America and Vietnam. The writer supports the premise that it is possible for such conditions to occur again unless actions are taken to prevent emerging institutionalized complacency. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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E.M. Remarque's 'All Quiet on the Western Front' / Attitudes Towards War
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A 5 page paper discussing Erich Maria Remarque's 'All Quiet on the Western Front' and the emotions it evokes about soldiers in World War I. The writer also includes an interview with an American Vietnam veteran. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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US Involvement in Central America
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it is popularly believed that the guerrilla war in Guatemala had its roots in a CIA-led overthrow of the government in 1954 at the behest of the United Fruit Company. This 2 page paper argues that the embarrassing loss in Vietnam and the overriding public sentiment concerning America's role there led the Government to a policy of secrecy and deceit, the extent of which may never be totally uncovered. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Tim O'Brien/ "The Things They Carried"
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A 5 page analysis of Tim O'Brien's novel of the Vietnam War—"The Things They Carried." The writer argues that the unusual structure of this novel blurs the line between fiction and reality in order to demonstrate how the war experience affected the soldiers involved. No additional sources cited.
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Ho Chi Minh
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A 6 page historical, political, and personal view of the leader of North Vietnam. The writer presents the ideas of various historians and media representatives in the research essay. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: Hocminh.doc

Developing Nations / Trade Policy
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A 10 page overview of trade policy and how it affects developing nations. Nations considered include Mexico, China, India and to some extent South Korea and South Vietnam. Focus is on U.S. and WTO involvement through GATT, NAFTA and WTO policies. Bibliography lists 13 sources.
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The Trojan Horse ? A Model For All Future Stories ?
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A 6 page paper discussing the second chapter of the book The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam, by Barbara W. Tuchman. The author has gone beyond good reason in the amount of information she has put in the one chapter that deals with the Trojan Horse. Her thesis appears to be that this ancient story is a foundation for all stories to follow and that all of the aspects human nature can be found in the classic tale. Following the paper is an excerpt from the Encyclopedia Britannica that describes one specific character, Orestes, who was mentioned, but not described sufficiently in the chapter under examination.
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“Tour of Duty” 1987-1990
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This 5 page report discusses the television show “Tour of Duty” that ran on CBS for three seasons. The show, along with the more popular “China Beach” was television’s response to a finally marketable, albeit domesticated, Vietnam War. Many of its stars moved on to other successful roles and the show is still popular in Europe and Scandinavia. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: BWtour.rtf

Asian Revolution as a Consequence of the Versailles Treaty
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A 5 page research paper on how the Versailles confernce and the threat of liberal capitalism led to the cultural revolutions in China, Korea and Vietnam. The writer posits that, in effect, these revolutions promoted the containment purpose of the Versailles conference in 1919, much as nationalist fervor continues to promote this purpose in post-1989 fragmented Europe. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
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Women Veterans
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A 3 page paper discussing “Women Veterans: America’s forgotten Heroines,” by June A. Willenz. The book is discussed in terms of its relationship to the contributions women have made, or the influence they have had, on the National Defense. Willenz discusses many different instances concerning women in the military, ranging from early colonial times to the war in Vietnam. Her emphasis is on the issues surrounding women veterans and benefits available to them. No additional sources provided.
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Nicaraguan Influence on the United States
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A 9 page research paper that examines the relationship between these two counties. The writer argues that the history of Nicaragua and that of the United States has long been intertwined. The U.S. has felt that an interest in Nicaragua was crucial to its national interest and security since the middle of the nineteenth century. However, no relationship works in only one direction. Just as the United States has influenced the course of historical development in Nicaragua, this involvement has necessarily involved a Nicaraguan influence in U.S. culture. This influence has largely manifested itself in much the same way that U.S. involvement in Vietnam caused a corresponding dissention movement that had a great influence on the political and cultural atmosphere within the United States. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Nicinf.wps


America's Homefront During The Cold War From 1945-1963
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A 5 page paper detailing the American society at large and how the Cold War affected the government and its people. Hiroshima and the first nuclear bombing are mentioned. A description of life in general are described such as school drills and bomb shelters. Kennedy and his involvement in Vietnam are also highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Coldwar5.wps

The Movies Made of Stone
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This five-page paper discusses the movies by Oliver Stone, Born On The Fourth Of July and Platoon. Stone who is a Vietnam veteran leaves a bit of himself behind in each film as he shows America first, what it was like to be there, then what it was like to have been there. Bibliography lists three sources.
Filename: CWOStone.wps

California, the World, and the Spring of 1979
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This 8 page report discusses the events of 1979. In March of 1979, American television viewers saw the 200th episode of “All in the Family” (the show ended with its 204th episode). NASA’s Voyager I made it closer to Jupiter than ever before in history and was able to show that Jupiter also has atmospheric rings and that a volcano exists on Jupiter’s satellite of Io. China withdrew invasion troops from Vietnam. The European Monetary System was established and the ECU was created. However, the events taking place in Los Angeles, California, during that same period may offer even greater insight into the world. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: BWca1979.wps

Setting in Heart of Darkness/ Apocalypse Now
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A 5 page research paper that examines the parallels and differences between Joseph Conrad's nineteenth century novel, "Heart of Darkness," and Francis Ford Coppola's twentieth century film, "Apocalypse Now." The writer explores how the differences in setting (Conrad, the Congo; Coppola, Vietnam) affected the works. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: 00hod&an.wps

"Sentimental Women Need Not Apply: A History Of The American Nurse"
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5 pages in length. Diane Garey and Lawrence R. Hott's "Sentimental Women Need Not Apply: A History of the American Nurse" is instrumental in tracing the historical importance of nurses in specific, along with the significant contributions made to the medical community in general. The authors outline the past one hundred and fifty years of dedication that stems from the Nightingales all the way through the caretakers of Vietnam; by employing the use of recent interviews and historical film clips, photographs and drawings, Garey and Hott effectively establish a concrete connection between the under appreciated and much disparaged angels of mercy and their inherent indispensability. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: TLCnursg.wps

“France and Vietnam”
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A paper which looks at the reasons behind the USA’s support of the French in Vietnam in the 1940s, and the rejection of other alternatives regarding the political future of the country. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: JLvietfrance.wps

Teach Your Children Well - The Redefining of Values Passed From Parent to Child
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A 5 page paper that explores the redefining of values and beliefs as passed from American parents to their children following the era of the 1960s. Discussed is the unquestioned respect for both parental and political authority that existed in America prior to the 1960s and how these values were changed by opinions and beliefs born of the contradictions and confusion regarding both the Vietnam War and the social injustice of the era. Also discussed are Ron Kovic's autobiography Born on the Fourth of July and how its message applies to the entire era of change that marked this period in American history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: LCValues.doc

Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society
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A 5 page discussion of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society. Johnson initiated numerous economic programs which would collectively be identified as the "Great Society". The nation was in an economic decline and the Vietnam War toiled on the minds of the citizens. Johnson's intent in creating the Great Society was to lessen poverty by creating new jobs and strengthening areas of the economy which were weak. His war on poverty would, for all appearances, be successful. It would be a short-lived success, however. The Great Society would soon be revealed as taking a heavy toll on American economics.
Filename: PPGrtSoc.wps

The 13th Valley by John M. Del Vecchio
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5 pages. This compelling book is a novel about the Vietnam war as experienced through the eyes of James Chelini. Engagingly realistic in content, this novel not only mesmerizes the reader immediately, but makes the horrors of this cataclysmic war only too real. John M. Del Vecchio, the author, has written a horrifying and realistic portrayal of the way it really was in Vietnam. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: JGA13thv.wps

"Fields of Fire" By James Webb
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A 5 page overview of a one-time Marine hero's fictional account of the Vietnam War, from the perspective of young members of a Marine platoon. No additional sources are used.
Filename: TGfields.wps

The Howitzer and its Role in the Evolution of Warfare
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This 5 page paper delves into the Howitzer from its early roots in the Vietnam era to the present day Paladin system to the future Crusader. Its impact on warfare is discussed. Benefits and detriments of using this weaponry are noted. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: SA104War.wps

The Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam -- The Impact on Individual Lives
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This 5 page report discusses two of the most important event of the second half of the 20th century and the ways in which very different individuals responded to them. Using Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi” and Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” illustrates the ways in which individual people have their lives determined through their reactions to the world events around them. Both books are powerful statements about the ways that a person changes based on the situations in which they find themselves. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Filename: BWageciv.wps

Government Policy, Public Opinion, and the End of W.W.II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War
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This 6 page report discusses the fact that the relationship between the government’s policy and public opinion is particularly evident in times of great change or crisis. The general public bases its opinion on various issues as related to the government policy (and action) that leads to or exacerbates a situation. Such a process has been seen in the U.S. involvement in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: BWpolpol.wps

Analysis of Michael Lind’s “Vietnam: The Necessary War”
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An 8 page paper which examines the differences between public perceptions (including misinformation) and the reality of the Vietnam War. Specifically considered is the information that was unavailable to the American people at the time, and what the Soviet archives have since revealed, and also discusses the most effective strategy in garnering home support for the war. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: TGnecwar.rtf

Truth and Fiction in the Works of Tim O’Brien
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An 11-page paper detailing the pattern of confusing reality and fantasy in the works of Tim O’Brien. Discusses his deliberate attempt to confuse the reader as to what is real and fictional, with the intent of presenting a "higher" truth by making the reader feel viscerally what it was like in Vietnam, and to illustrate the illusory nature of truth in the real world. Lists 15 sources.
Filename: khwob.wps

William Duiker's "Ho Chi Minh"
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6 pages in length. William Duiker's Ho Chi Minh provides an in-depth and comprehensive chronicle of Vietnam's premiere leader and the struggles he faced attempting to gain independence for his people. From the beginning of his political career through his thirty-year isolation to his re-entry into political society with a change of name, Duiker provides one of the most detailed accounts about Minh's political strife. No additional sources cited.
Filename: TLChochi.wps

Donileen R. Loseke's "Thinking About Social Problems : An Introduction To Constructionist Perspectives" And Wilbur J. Scott's "The Politics Of Readjustment : Vietnam Veterans Since The War": Social Constructionism
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9 pages in length. When sociologists speak about social construction of reality, it can readily be argued that their meaning is attributed to the aftermath of man's action when associated with social conduct. The vast importance of this concept helps one to effectively determine what is to be expected in any given social situation. The writer discusses social constructionism as it relates to Loseke and Scott's books. No additional sources cited.
Filename: TLClosek.wps

Analysis/Coppola's Apocalypse Now
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An 11 page essay that examines Francis Ford Coppola's film Apocalypse Now (1979). The writer argues that Coppola's visual manifesto on Vietnam is also a journey into the subconscious and the brutal nature that lies beneath the thin veneer of so-called civilized behavior. Like its literary predecessor, Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness, on which the screenplay is loosely based, Coppola constructed the narrative of the film so that it demonstrates how identity is a social construct predicated on the reconstruction or remembrance of the past. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: khaponow.wps

The Damage of Weapons
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This 10 page paper examines the way that weapons technology and development has adversely impacted on the environment and human life. Weapons include nuclear and atomic, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. The papers considers the financial costs as well as environmental and social costs, using examples such as the Hanford Nuclear plant clean-up, anthrax burying by the former Soviet Union and the use of herbicides in Vietnam and Columbia. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
Filename: TEweapon.wps

“The Hero in ‘The Things They Carried’ and ‘Fatal Light’”
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A six page paper which looks at the concept of the hero in two novels about the Vietnam war, Tim O’Brien’s ‘The Things They Carried’ and Richard Currey’s ‘Fatal Light’, in terms of the way in which the protagonists comply with or differ from the traditional notion of the hero in mythology and the extent to which their demonstration of heroism compares with that of the heroes of ancient myth. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: JLvhero.wps

“US foreign policy”
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A seven page paper which delineates some of the significant stages in the development of US foreign policy with regard to the USSR, Latin America and Europe, considers how the way American interaction with the rest of the world has been influenced by such issues as the Monroe doctrine, the Cold War, and Vietnam, and looks at the way in which American policies are currently being implemented in the light of the recent terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, DC. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: JLUSfp.wps

Role of the Family in Vietnamese Life
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An 8 page paper examining the importance of family in Vietnamese life. Specifically explored are the roles of mother, father, children, religion and the concept of the extended family. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
Filename: Vietfam.wps

The American Declaration of Independence & the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence Analyzed
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A 1 page paper which compares and contrasts two democratic declarations of independence, the 1776 American document drafted by Thomas Jefferson, and the Vietnamese version by Ho Chi Minh of 1945.
Filename: Amdec.wps

Vietnamese Construction Infrastructure: Perceptions of Investors
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A 14 page overview of the importance of infrastructure in attracting investors in Vietnamese construction. Relates the economic problems the country is experiencing and proposed a research design for an alternative wastewater disposal project designed to be of both environmental and economic benefit. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: VietHou2.wps

Emigration of Vietnamese Refugees to Hong Kong and the U.S.
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An 18 page paper which examines the reasons why the Vietnamese refugees left their homeland, their emigration to Hong Kong and the U.S., evaluate their integration into these societies, and the host government’s efforts to integrate them. Bibliography lists 19 sources.
Filename: TGvietnm.rtf

Overview of Vietnamese Culture
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A 5 page paper which examines Vietnamese culture, including its history/heritage; norms, beliefs, and values; customs; institutions; objects/symbolism; internal and external techniques. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: TGviecul.wps

Robert Olen Butler's 'A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain'
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A 5 page analysis that examines the structure of this Pulitzer Prize winning short story about a dying Vietnamese patriarch. The writer discusses how, in touching and poetic passages, Butler skillfully interweaves past and present so that the reader catches glimpses of an early life in Paris with Vietnamese leader, n Minh, as well as the old man's current concerns for his family.
Filename: Rbutler.wps

 

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