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The Vietnam War, by Ivonne Rovira

A pre-reading introduction to background for The Things They Carried

Kathleen Rowley

on 25 October 2013

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Transcript of The Vietnam War, by Ivonne Rovira

In 1965, President
Lyndon Baines Johnson
escalated the Vietnam War, ordering an increase the number of soldiers from 75,000 to 100,000 in 1965 and to 200,000 the next year.
The Draft
1 in 10 soldiers who went to Vietnam died.

Introductory video:
1 in 10 Vietnam soldiers died:

Our Generation: The Draft:

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Vietnam was involved in a civil war in which one party, whose strength in the north of the country was led by the communist Ho Chi Minh.
After China became a communist country, Republican politicians in the United States tried to blame Democratic President Harry S. Truman or the State Department, asking "Who lost China?
President after president did not want to be
"the president who lost Vietnam."
Where is Vietnam?
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Ivonne Rovira
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