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Graham Greene

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g Graham Greene The Quiet American- Vietnam War
Summary:
The Vietnam War occurred in present-day Vietnam, Southeast Asia. It represented a successful attempt on the part of the North Vietnam, DRV and the Viet Cong to unite and impose a communist system over the entire nation. Opposing the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam, RVN), backed by the United States. The war in Vietnam occurred during the Cold War, and is generally viewed as an indirect conflict between the United States and Soviet Union, with each nation and its allies supporting one side. When was the Vietnam war? Causes: What role did the media play in American withdrawal? Vietnamization
The withdrawal of US troops continued and more responsibility was passed to the ARVN, which continued to prove ineffective in combat, often relying on American support to stave off defeat
By March of that year, American combat troops had left the country.
After a brief period of peace, North Vietnam Pushed through ARVN forces with ease, they captured the Saigon on April 30, 1975, forcing South Vietnam’s surrender and reuniting the country.

The End of the Vietnam War Graham Greene was born in Britain, on 2 October 1904. His father was headmaster. Graham became one of the most successful British authors of the twentieth century, writing film reviews, plays, short stories, essays, "entertainments", novels and travel books. Many of his novels have been turned into films, including the ever-popular "The Third Man".
Died: April 03, 1991
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers Biography Quote:

A pretty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.

Graham Greene Works such as The Quiet American, show an avid interest in the workings of international politics and espionage Awards: Jerusalem Prize, Dos Passos Prize, Edgar Grand Master Award The most commonly used dates for the conflict are 1959-1975. This period begins with North Vietnam's first guerilla attacks against the South and ends with the fall of Saigon. American ground forces were directly involved in the war between 1965 and 1973. Communist Rule and....US trying to STOP
the spread of Communism WAR Vietnam was the first heavy media orientated war with television and photographers
No official attempt by US govt to censure the reporting in the Vietnam war
the media coverage of Tet Offensive, Images of napalm victims and the US led My Lai massacre dominated the television which led to the anti-war movement in US.
As a result of Tet, President Lyndon Johnson opted not to run for reelection and was succeeded by Richard Nixon. Nixon's plan was to end US involvement in Vietnam War, and let South Vietnamese to fight for themslves. As this process of “Vietnamization” began, US troops started to return home. End of the War and the Fall of Saigon: Ho Chi Minh – Communist leader of North Vietnam until his death in 1969. Vo Nguyen Giap – North Vietnamese general who planned the Tet and Easter Offensives. General William Westmoreland – Commander of US forces in Vietnam, 1964-1968. General Creighton Abrams – Commander of US forces in Vietnam, 1968-1973. KEY FIGURES The End
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