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The Vietnam War was a Cold War military conflict that occurred in Southeast Asia Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia that began in 1959 and ended in April 1975. The war was between communist North Vietnam, supported by communist allies, and South Vietnam, bolstered by the US.
the allies and the central powers were the two 'teams'allies consisted of: great Britain, France, Italy Australia, russia, usa, nz, south Africa, rhodesia, Canada, India, Serbia, belgium, Portugal, china, japan, Romania, montenegro,Greece and Poland however, not all these were there in the beginning…
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Answer Truman limited the war to the Korean peninsula, MacArthur had encouraged widening the war to hit Chinese bases in Manchuria. Khruschev and Chairman Mao made a mistake by boycotting the UN permitting the US to obtain a UN mandate for supporting South Korea. Overall, the Communists were not …
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WellLike the Japanese Americans were During World War II.... Discriminated against basically.Well, we were fighting for the freedom of the Koreans who did not want to fall under a communist government. Few of the Koreans in the US supported the North, and any who did kept it to themselves.   …
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It established a DMZ between North and South Korea.
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The answer is not approximate but around 1,500,000 fought.
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The previous answer of "849,000 young men were killed in ther Korean war" is false. It was nowhere near this amount. 36,516 Americans military men and women lost their lives in this war. This was a large cost for America in teamrs of death and wounded. This figure represents all ages and not just …
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us-it cost us like $67 billion and from what i read 33-54 thousand American live
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North Korea had one type of government and South Korea had another and they were fighting as to which would control the country. North Korea wanted a communist form of government while the South wanted democracy. The US got involved because of the Cold War policy of containment, which meant to conta…
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All together there were 7,245 American POW's. Of these, 4,418 returned to the U.S, 2,847 died, and 21 refused repatriation. There were also 389 POW's known to be alive in North Korea after all US POW's had supposedly been returned.
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The Vietnam war started because American president Eisenhower did not want communism to spread throughout the world and eventually to America. The basic answer is that the U.S. was asked by France, via NATO, to keep the communists from "taking over" the French Territory. We sent troops over only …
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%REPLIES% Answer The basic answer is that the U.S. was asked by France, via NATO, to keep the communists from "taking over" the French Territory. We sent troops over only to advise, and from there WE were in it and it just went "to hell in a handbasket" to quote a friend of mine. We left o…
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%REPLIES% Answer I don't think there is one. Our involvement was so gradual that you can't fix a date for it. We were diplomatically involved in the original rebellion against the French because of our involvement in WWII. After the establishment of North and South Vietnam we were immediately…
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Answer June 5, 1862 - The Treaty of Saigon ceded three southern Vietnamese provinces to France. France established the colony of Cochinchina (Southern Vietnam) in 1867. Over the next 30 years, France absorbed Northern Vietnam (1884), Cambodia (1887) and Laos (1893) into its Indochina colonial emp…
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It was not peaceful (I don't think any colonization was peaceful). The French bombarded Vietnamese harbors in the late 1850's, and captured Saigon in 1859. In 1862, the French forced the Vietnamese royal court to sign the Treaty of Saigon, which ceded three southern Vietnamese provinces to France. F…
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Short : 12 months: "Tour of duty" means how much time did a person typically spend in a war zone. In Vietnam, the "war zone" was complicated. For 99% of Army and Marine ground soldiers, the war zone was limited to South Vietnam. But for Air Force and Navy pilots, the "war zone" extended beyond Sout…
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I am a Silver Star winner from the Vietnam War. It is on 1st Aviation Brigade, APO San Francisco 96307. General Orders Number 2554 Dated 14 June 1967 Date of action: 31 January 1967 This is not so much a improvement but a extention of above. Most units have web sites and list Silver Star recipi…
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None of the weapons in the answers below this one were "technologically advanced." Some technologically advanced weapons used in Vietnam were the Paveway II laser-guided bomb, the F-4 Phantom fighter and the AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter.  U.S. Military basic weapon was the M-16 rifle, which to…
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Answer they fought with the us against the NVA, this is correct i read a book about it, the other answers will tell you they fought for their own but they volunteered to fight for the US Answer Montagnards are a distinct culture of peoples living in the central highlands of Vietnam, and have …
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The most tours of duty in the Vietnam war is 27 by Michael Badnarik. Mr.Badnarik was also the Libertarian Candidate for President in the 2004 election. He had 113 confirmed kills. I do not see how this could be true, since Mr. Badnarik was born in 1956. Or that a tour in Vietnam was 12 months, an…
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Pres. Eisenhower, former clerk of Gen. MacAuther who said "the U.S. should not get involved in a land war in Asia." Ike was advised by some of the joint chiefs to enter the war along with the French in order to secure Camron Bay that was later (after the Nam war) used by Russia as a sub base. Jobs! …
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%REPLIES% Answer As we know, the battle of Dien Bein Phu in 1954 led to the Geneva Conference. Great losses highlighted the necessity that something had to be done. The conference was convened by north vietnam and was represented by the vietminh. The south was represented by Bao Dai and…
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The 1973 Paris Accord required all external troops to be withdrawn and all external supply of war materials to cease. The Free World side honoured this. North Vietnam and its backers USSR and China did not. The Ho Chi Minh Trail was expanded to a four lane highway with a petroleum pipeline beside it…
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16 minutes for a machine gunner entering a combat zone I was a Naval Hospital Corpsman in 1979. I attended a "c" school-Field Medical Service School- were I was taught combat medicine. My instructors were all Vietnam Veterans. My class was informed, at that time, that a Corpsman's life expectancy i…
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The Bronze Star Medal is awarded for "Heroic or meritorious achievement or service." While there is no complete list compiled of Bronze Stars awarded during Vietnam, medals awarded may be looked up on the National Archives website. You can search by name and several other ways on the site linked bel…
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North Vietnam: 500,000 to 1,000,000 dead US: 58,000 dead South Vietnam: 1,000,000   Total U.S. deaths were approx. 58,000 (about 48,000 combat-related, 10,000 non-combat-related).South Vietnamese Army deaths are estimated at over 200,000.North Vietnamese and Viet Cong deaths are estimated at …
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The Vietnam war ended in 1975, a sustained North Vietnamese offensive forced South Vietnamese troops to begin withdrawing from northern provinces; the withdrawal quickly became a disorganized retreat. When communists began moving on Saigon, President Gerald Ford, who succeeded to the presidency in A…
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The Army had around 4,368,000 members. The Marines had about 794,000. The Navy generally had 1,842,000. Lastly, the Air Force probably had about 1,740,000.
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During the period of US involvement, Britain provided some support. They built the American Air bases in Thailand. Special Forces were also involved on active service. The most highly decorated "American" in the Vietnam War was British. Units were sent from Britain to Fort Dix. At Fort Dix they "res…
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Although the United Kingdom was not directly involved in the war in Viet Nam, the people of the country were mostly against it. Demonstrations in London, protesting the war, had hundreds of thousands of people attend them. British political leaders condemned the war.
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They didn't win, North Vietnam won after the U.S pulled most of our ground troops out. The U.S. launched a few bombing campaigns (Linebacker I and Linebacker II), but eventually South Vietnam lost too much ground to the North and South Vietnam lost the war. Saigon (capital of South Vietnam) fell to …
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The Vietnam War began in 1955 and ended in 1975. The beginning is generally regarded as the declaration by Ngo Diem of the Republic of Vietnam in late October, 1955. The US role began before the French defeat in 1954 that led to the "temporary" partition of French Indochina. Presidents Eisenhower an…
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If you take the theory of the collisions, the best league of legend player is a canadian. he is called Vincent Lavoie. his gamer tag is VaginEnFeu. he is in the team: KKK
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The Cold War was pretty much the United States opposing communism, and it greatly relates to the Vietnam War because communists wanted to take over South Vietnam, and since the US had made opposing communism one of its goals the US is of couse going to help South Vietnam fight communism.
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The effects of the Vietnam War were numerous on varied fronts, but several can and should be enumerated such as: * Many of the first soldiers dispatched into Vietnam, contracted the poisonous pesticide, Agent Orange, which seeps in to the bones and bloodstream and can be past on to the children of…
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Answer: 1. There are some tactical parallels between Iraq and Vietnam. However, these two countries and conflicts might have taken place in an alternate dimension. In Iraq there is no Ho Chi Minh and no NVA. 2. The social dynamics of Iraq and Vietnam are totally different. Iraq is an Arab Tribal S…
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The Battle of Ia Drang is the subject of We Were Soldiers, Once... And Young, by Harold Moore and Joseph Galloway and is considered to be among the first "battles" of Vietnam. From the amazon.com description: "In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of L…
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The United Kingdom (including England) was not at all involved in the Vietnam war
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England? as a country 'England' was not involved but as part of The United Kingom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the whole of GB/UK was to a minimal extent with hardly any troops on the ground but by cutting diplomatic relations with the north they help SEATO and the other allied forces get a…
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The U.S. never officially declared war. About the closest thing you can point to is the "Gulf of Tonkin Resolution" passed in August 1964, which gave President Johnson free reign to escalate the war in Vietnam. U.S. military advisors had been training & advising the South Vietnamese Army since 1…
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There is no exact date. The first advisor's were sent to Viet Nam during the Kennedy administration. Some historians even say we sent some during the Eisenhower years. U.S. involvement in the war just slowing progressed year after year. --- That is a difficult question to answer, and varies on who…
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Mostly through the French.
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3 years, from 1972 ( US troops left VN ) to 1975 ( government of SVN fail to NVN )   The Paris Peace Accords were signed January 27, 1973, by the U.S., North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the Viet Cong. Under the terms, the U.S. agreed to withdraw all remaining military personnel within 60 day…
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 Eleven general officers were killed during the Vietnam War:  General Officer Grades are:Brigadier General (BG) (O7) Major General (MG) (O8) Lieutenant General (LTG) (O9) General (GEN) (O10) General of the Army (GA) (O11) (Obsolete, WW2 rank) General of the Armies (Honorary Title giv…
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Snipers do more than provide one shot one body results. They often go in with or before the advance party on a forward movement and act as scouts gathering information. On a withdrawl they act as rear guards covering the troops as they pull back. Its amazing how much the loss of a senior enemy offic…
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Vietnam has a long history of occupation and war. For 2,000 years it was intermittently independent and dominated by China. In 1883, it was colonized by France. Vietnam fought a war of independence against the French from 1946 - 1954 and was embroiled in a war with the U.S. from 1965 - 1974. After t…
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The Thompson submachine gun was a semi- or fully-automatic delayed blowback weapon. Known as the "Tommy Gun" the weapon was originally designed by Gen. John Thompson for use in the WW1, but prototype designs built by Auto-Ordnance Corp., were completed just as the war ended. With the military fairly…
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Answer Radio AN/PRC-25 Answer As per the answer above, backpack radios were used widely by the infantry, given their portability, and decent reliability. Helicopter and vehicle crews had the advantage of larger, fixed radios as did artillery men. Should radios fail, the average infantryman…
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In the Vietnam War, the US was engaged in battle with the forces of North Vietnam and the guerrilla forces in South Vietnam. The North sponsored and supplied the Viet Cong guerrillas, and North Vietnam was in turn supplied by the Soviet Union and perhaps had the help of China. The US was fighting a …
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%REPLIES% Answer This has been called the Ten Thousand Day war because it was the longest war fought in American history and it lasted 10,000 days Answer Not true, with a little simple math, one can see that that would be 27 years and some months. Other information on this web pag…
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The average age of the American soldier in Vietnam was 19. Some as young as 16 and others as old as ?Actually, that is a myth. None of the enlisted grades had an average age of less than 20. Assuming KIAs accurately represented age groups serving in Vietnam, the average age of an infantryman serving…
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Answer Most Canadians did not support the Vietnam War and few Canadians were involved. There were few that agreed at first and 1/2 of those changed their minds when the war began to rage on for a longer length of time than the U.S. War Dept., anticipated. In fact, Canadians took in draft dodgers …
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Battlefield communications is rarely touted and often maligned in military history. The VHF communication band for the military int those days was divided as follows: Armour/Infantry/Artillery and it was designed that way for a reason. The Infantry radio frequency had to overlap both sides to call i…
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Airmail to the troops was considered essential, just as it was to British troops in mini-wars and hot spots around the world. It came by whatever means were expedient. Once in Oman, I remember the mailbag arriving in a converted drop tank on a Royal Navy Gannet sub-hunter.
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This question is very imprecise. I think you are asking why the U.S. failed to prop-up the anti-communist government in South Vietnam.This is an incredibly complex and in-depth subject, so just take this as a thumbnail sketch.Communist/nationlist rebels (lead by Ho Chi Minh) had been fighting to gai…
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As the first 'televised' war, it crushed a lot of the myths about the nobility of serving in war. The generation gap between the generation that had fought WW2 (and Korea) and the "baby boomers" was cresting at the time the war was beginning to be questioned; even elements of the older establishmen…
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To my knowledge there hasn't been any real studies on the amount of land destroyed in Vietnam. The reasons possibly because if you are talking about by bombings and the destruction that caused or by the amounts of chemicals we sprayed, such as Agent orange and the other herbicides we used to kill an…
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General Giap was told on the battlefield, you have full authority to make decisions. But once you have engaged the enemy,victory must be achieved.
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The above has been removed because it can not be confirmed or denied I dont understand the above . The Vietnam War was over decades ago. Many consider the last battle for the US in the Vietnam War was not actually against the North Vietnamese. It was against the Khmer Rouge, who took over Cambodia …
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France controlled Vietnam up until WWII when Japan took it over. After WWII Japan was forced to give up the area. Vietnam began a strong Nationalist movement in the time that followed when France began to regain control of Vietnam. They fought up to where the line between North and South Vietnam use…
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You will never get the true count on this one. It is noted that POWS were tortured, died from wounds, or died from starvation. There was no special ceremonies for burying them by the enemy.To this day it is said that there were many POW's left in those camps, but the U.S. Gov't will deny this to the…
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Unless you actually served in Viet Nam you are not a Viet Nam Veteran. You are considered a Veteran. I served from 1964-1967 and never was sent to Viet Nam, but was sent to Germany. I am a Veteran but not a Viet Nam Veteran. Additional infoVietnam vets are vets that served from 1964 to 1975 and…
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The US lost this particular "battle" because what we were doing was bringing in the poorer classes of people, because the bulk of people who enlisted in the army were the guys that were poor and needed a job after dropping from high school or who couldn't get a different job. Or they didn't all have…
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By many it was considered to be an oppressive entry into a Civil War. Many felt that it placed an unfair burden on blacks, Hispanics and the poor. An eletist war was still another complaint since many wealthy persons found ways to avoid military service in Vietnam. The government is lying about wh…
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The Tet Offensive was the series of surprise attacks on major cities, towns, and military bases all throughout South Vietnam. These were launched by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops.
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Among the reasons/causes of the Vietnam War:As for why the US got involved, Americans feared the "domino theory" of expanding communist empires. The Truman doctrine stated that America would assist governments resisting communism.French rule was harsh: only the government was allowed to produce/sell…
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Dwight Eisenhower sent the first advisers to Vietnam. John F Kennedy sent the first US Green Berets to Vietnam. We could've not have to worry about the Vietnam but the US signed a document saying that the US will help with war with communism without hesitation.
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Guns & Jet Aerial Combat Schools: TOP GUN (USN) & RED FLAG (USAF).Today (21st century) all US jet fighter aircraft have guns on them; thanks to the Vietnam War.
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If the reporter was reporting for a newspaper go through the archives of that newspaper. If you don't have any luck on the web just phone the newspaper and they will direct you to micro fesh at one of your larger libraries.If this report worked for a magazine (Life Magazine was one of the more popul…
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Answer Media criticism of the war and antiwar activism in America. Restrictions placed by civilian politicians on the military's operations or, conversely, blamed U.S. military chiefs for not providing civilian laders with a sound strategy for victory. U.S. leaders underestimated the tenacity o…
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The Viet Cong's used Gorilla Warfare during the Vietnam War because with there landscape and territory that we had to fight in was so thick and full of trees and bushes that guns did not work because if you shot it you might hit a tree and they knew that hand to hand combat and setting up traps for…
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%REPLIES% Answer Clay is correct .. it is a very complicated issues and an extremely emotional one for many. Hearts are divided on this war. Here's a run-up, but I suggest you go on google and type in ... understanding the Vietnam War. The most dramatic opposition to the war came from th…
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there were many effects from the war on Australia Politically, environmentally, socially and economically these were all isses after the war. these issues lead to feminism, conscription etc  impact of Vietnam war on AustraliaThousands of refugees entered Australia between 1977 and 1978. This m…
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The first military advisors were sent to Viet Nam in 1959 and the last one came home in 1973. The normal tour of duty for a soldier sent to Viet Nam was 12 months. Some served multible tours. In some rare cases the tour of duty could be as much as 18 months.
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From a US perspective only, in order from 1955-1975(technical start to finish) the Presidents were Dwight Eisenhower, JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson,Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford during this time. Military leaders included William Westmoreland. Diplomatic leaders included Robert MacNamara and Henry Kissin…
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When you join the French Foreign Legion you have the chance to "change" your name and create another name that the Legionnaire will go by for his initial 5 year contract. If the Legionnaire signs another contract for more years then he will go by his phony name also. The Legion "erases" their member…
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It is difficult to predict with any certainty. One must assume that at some time between a failed attempt at revolution and now, that another effort would have been made, and another, and another, until success had been achieved. However, it is not beyond the imagination to assume that the United St…
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Sometimes it requires professional help. Don't hesitate to seek it (therapy and, in rare cases, medication). You will need some counseling. That is the best way to get over it in a healthy way. You need to relearn a lot of things that abuse damages.   Very important to seek counseling…
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No. The fundamental issue to which all others were subordinated was slavery. The other, which was used to protect slavery was state soveriegnty. Although there are still legitimate differences over the proper constitutionally mandated roles of the federal and state governments, there is no longer an…
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Probably not, the Regional rift had grown too deep.
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When the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops took over the counrty, they rounded up thousands of people that had been in the South Vietnamese military or goverment, or had worked for the Americans, and shot them. Thousands more were imprisoned in"re-education camps". Eventually, many were released…
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This war was fought with the M16 and AK47. Special forces however used the Swedish K, which was a 9mm sub machine gun. They also used the CAR-15, but they were low in supply. The CAR-15 shoots a .223 cal. just like the M16 but it has a collapsible stock, and is considered a sub machine gun. Other …
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The outcome of the Cold War was that all the countries in Europe that were controlled by the Soviets now have democratically-elected governments. The USSR ended up collapsing due to their heightened effort to keep up with the United States' atomic weapons program, which drained a large sum of money …
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I don't know the exact date they declared war but it would have been within a few days of Pearl Harbor. As for why, it is necessary to understand how Canadians percieved themselves at that time. Canada had been British territory since the 1750s. As time had gone on Canada had very gradually achieved…
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93,941 U.S. Army & Air Corps personnel were captured & held as POWs by Axis Forces in the E.T.O. during WW 2.Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com
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In post-war Germany, apparently there were none. See the link below. slate.msn.com
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The cold war divided Europe and Germany after WW2. The Western European countries, Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom as well as Canada and the United States, formed North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). USSR took the East…
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The single best source I have ever seen for American casualty rates, by classes of troops, for all U.S. wars, is the book Stolen Valor. In it are figures for draftees, volunteers, age groups, ethnicity, economic background, and more. You can get this from your local library system (by request if n…
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For US Medals at the very top of the "Pyramid of Honor" (The highest US medals awarded) lists do exist. The Medal of Honor, the highest medal awarded, has numerous lists that can be checked, as do the next highest, the Distinguished Service Cross. There are monthly payments made for life for the me…
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Wilson proposed the idea that countries should be able to determine their own forms of government and their own government. This extension of government for the people, by the people, also mirrors the ideas of popular sovereignty of the 1800s, during which states were able to vote on issues of enter…
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You need to be more specific about which war in Lebanon you are referring to. There have been several in the last 30 years. If you are referring to the latest clashes in southern Lebanon (circa 2006), that fighting was between the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) and Hezbollah (one of the major paramili…
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Cost of Vietnam War The Vietnam War ended up costing the US around $584 billion. Here is more input from others: $30 billion in 1969 The real cost of Vietnam? For 58,000 Americans it cost them everything: The chance to ever see their families again, their chance to have a future, their chance to…
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Sweden was neutral in WWII. They did not capture any POW's. Three Polish submarines were interned in Sweden in 1939. Until 1943 the crews were living on the ships and then in a camp near Stokholm. Officers could live in private flats.After the war the ships were returned to Poland  yes Sweden…
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THE ROYAL SCOTS (THE ROYAL REGIMENT)(1ST OF FOOT)The Royal Scots is the oldest Regiment of the Line in the British Army.As part of the BEF, the 1st Battalion Royal Scots suffered heavy casualties covering the retreat to Dunkirk, and many were taken prisoner.   Mr Brown is correct, John Hepbur…
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%REPLIES% Answer I don't know of any Executed in the U.K. Pte.Eddie Slovik (of Detroit Mich.)was in Company G, 109th Inf.Regt. 28th Div.U.S.Army. He was the 1st soldier to be shot for desertion since the American Civil War. 21,049 were tried and found guilty of desertion. 49 were sentenc…
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Only if there was a willingness on the U.S. side to knuckle under and allow Japan to have a free hand in raping and annexing China. Then as now not a bloody likely proposition.
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Answer The first draft registration for World War II was held September 16, 1940 for all men between 21 and 36 years of age.
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%REPLIES% Answer During WWII there were over 140,000 Marine, Army, Air Corps and Navy prisoners of war held by the Japanese Answer During WWII there were over 140,000 Marine, Army, Air Corps and Navy prisoners of war held by the Japanese
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