Vietnam war: why U.S. became involved and social, political and economic consequencies

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Vietnam war: why U.S. became involved and social, political and economic consequencies

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Vietnam WarReasons for which U.S. becameinvolved in Vietnam Prevent the communist influence from spreading allover the world Domino theory- if south vietnam fell to communism,laos, cambodia, thailand and india would also follow. U.S. Started sending aid- followed by more aid Attacking of the U.S. Warship in the gulf of tonkinPolitical Outcomes of the end ofthe Vietnam War Drastically at a political level (hallin, D.C. 1984) Lyndon johnson didn't try for another term as president Deeply split the democratic party War powers resolution American politicians and the public would no longer allowthe presidents to single-handedly dictate military policiesas commander in chief of the armed forces Greater belief that american troops must be committedonly in the event of a national invasionMilitary outcomes of the end ofthe Vietnam War 58,000 american soldierswere killed More than 150,000 otherswounded Military men had to fightPTSD (post traumaticstress disorder)(dohrenwend, etal.2004).Social Outcomes of the end of theVietnam War Loss of confidence and trust in the government Belief in protests Change in the race diversity as there were a largenumber of vietnamese refugees U.S. Troops who came back from the war were lookeddown upon sociallyReferences Dohrenwend, Etal. 2004. Positive Tertiary Appraisals andPosttraumatic Stress Disorder in U.S. Male Veterans of theWar in Vietnam

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