That the united states had no legitimate reason to be involved in vietnam, while the third focuses on the assumption that the united states could not have won the war under any circumstance. The united states did not recognize north vietnam's government, maintaining the us embassy in south vietnam, supporting the south against the north, and entering the war on the south's side in 1975, the united states closed its embassy and evacuated all embassy personnel just prior to south vietnam's surrender to north vietnamese forces. The two asian americas indians were, according to the 1911 united states immigration commission, the least desirable race of immigrants to nearly six per cent, or 195 million. But arrivals of new immigrants will play a declining role in asian population change, and births in the united states to immigrants and their descendants will play a growing role in 2005, most asians in the united states (58%) were foreign born by 2050, fewer than half (47%) will be foreign born. Gulf of tonkin resolution: in august 1964, a small military engagement off the coast of north vietnam helped escalate the involvement of the united states in vietnam the vietnam war would become the longest military engagement prior to the iraq and afghanistan wars.
Overview: in march of 1965, president lyndon b johnson sent the first us combat troops into south vietnam to fight the spread of communism from north the casualties of this long war, from both sides, were extensive and brutal due to guerilla warfare and the use of chemical weapons. The name of the war is exactly what it means it was a war kept secret by the united states government this war took place during the same time as the vietnam war in the early 1950s to the mid 1970s and has led to the deaths of thousands of hmong people. This group was part of a second wave of southeast asian immigrants to come to the united states, the first of which had been the massive exodus from vietnam in 1975 given the significant influx of immigrants from vietnam during the last half of the 1970's, the us government was forced to act.
Large-scale immigration from vietnam to the united states began at the end of the vietnam war, when the fall of saigon in 1975 led to the us-sponsored evacuation of an estimated 125,000 vietnamese refugees. After years of unsuccessful warfare against north vietnam, the united states began seeking a way to end its involvement in this unpopular war as a result, the united states signed a ceasefire with north vietnam in january of 1973, evacuating the last american troops from saigon on april 30, 1975. As signatories of the southeast asian treaty organization, the united states pledged to defend south vietnam from external aggression and the aggression was external the burns-novick documentary persists in describing the vietnam conflict as a civil war, accepting a central tenet of the anti-war narrative. Immediately after world war ii, tensions between the united states and ussr escalated, as soviet forces occupied nearly all of eastern europe and set up communist governments there as a buffer between the soviet union and the capitalist west. United states involvement in the vietnam war and soviet union's involvement in afghanistan were motivated mainly by a desire to support governments that would remain strong allies warsaw pact tanks invade budapest.
The once-tiny population of vietnamese immigrants in the united states has grown to become the country's sixth largest foreign-born group in the span of several decades, with the first wave beginning at the end of the vietnam war in 1975. Lacking all the symbols of heroism, glory, patriotism, and moral certainty that more conventional war memorials possess, the vietnam veterans memorial is a somber reminder of the loss of too many young americans, and of what the war did to the united states and its messianic belief in its own overweening virtue. After the vietnam war, the united states took in southeast asian refugees to atone for its sins now they're being sent back. The asian american movement refers to a pan-asian movement in the united states in which americans of asian descent came together to fight against their shared oppression and to organize for recognition and advancement of their shared cause during the 1960s to the early 1980s.
Nearly always referred to in america as the vietnam war, and in vietnam as the american war or the war against the americans to save the nation — the conflict was the longest fought by the united states and was never declared by congress. Vietnamese immigration to the united states was an experience unlike any other immigrant group that has come to america the group's spontaneous increase in immigration and the reasons why they came make them especially different compared to other asian and european immigrant groups. Effect of vietnam war on the united states aftermath of vietnam war : in the post-war era, americans struggled to absorb the lessons of the military intervention as general maxwell taylor, one of the principal architects of the war, noted first, we didn't know ourselves.
Anti-war attitudes changed from 13 percent before vietnam, 77 percent in vietnam, and 100 percent after vietnam his results show that many came from conservative backgrounds before the war, and their radicalisation came after contact with the vietnamese people rather than through combat. In 1975, in the closing days of the vietnam war, about 130,000 vietnamese who were generally high-skilled and well-educated, and who feared reprisals for their close ties to americans, were airlifted by the united states government to bases in the philippines, wake island, and guam. They are the fifth largest asian immigrant group behind chinese, filipino, asian indian and korean, however recent studies have shown that by the year 2010, vietnamese americans will surpass all other asian groups, with the exception of chinese americans, to become the second largest asian-american population in the united states.
Without an official declaration, the united states waged an ever-widening war by 1968, the number of american gis in vietnam had exceeded 500,000 and the us had dropped more tons of bombs in southeast asia than all those used in world war ii. Furthermore, while japan was the enemy and japanese americans were incarcerated during world war ii, the allied relationships between the united states, india, and china led to the repeal of the exclusion acts, and facilitated the entry of small numbers of new indian and chinese immigrants and war-brides. The end of the korean war and vietnam war and the secret wars in southeast asia brought a new wave of asian american immigration, as people from korea, vietnam, laos, and cambodia arrived some of the new immigrants were war brides, who were soon joined by their families.
Good evening my fellow americans: ten days ago, in my report to the nation on vietnam, i announced a decision to withdraw an additional 150,000 americans from vietnam over the next year. The vietnam war was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam against south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states. When the united states loses, it's less likely to become the bogeyman, ward said look at vietnam americans used much more napalm on the vietnamese, but they're on good terms today.