What were the political and social effects in the US of the end of the Vietnam War?
The most immediate effect of the Vietnam War was the staggering death toll. The war killed an estimated 2 million Vietnamese civilians, 1.1 million North Vietnamese troops, 200,000 South Vietnamese troops, and 58,000 U.S. troops. Those wounded in combat numbered tens of thousands more. The massive U.S. bombing of both North and South Vietnam left the country in ruins, and the U.S. Army's use of herbicides such as Agent Orange not only devastated Vietnam's natural environment but also caused widespread health problems that have persisted for decades.
- ST- Soldiers were away from home for long periods of time
- ST- Protests began all over the US
- ST- Many lost trust in US government
- ST- Conditions were harsh
- ST- Drugs and Stimulants were used daily to calm the nerves of the US soldiers that constantly were on guard of an attack
- ST- Morale quickly fell in the camps (aka rape of village girls ect.)
- ST- First time people started to refuse the draft
- ST- Soldiers were critised for going to war
- LT- Troops were pulled from Vietnam
- LT- Negotiations with Vietnam were signed
- LT- It served as a vital lesson to the American Gov
- LT or ST depending on how you look at it- long-term health effects of exposure to the herbicides used in Vietnam and other health problems caused by the constant fear of being ambushed
Adults are now 18 instead of 21. The draft was eliminated. $167 billion spent on the Vietnam war by Johnson. This was the only war the US ever lost. Because of this, people lost faith in their government, they felt insecure (America was always seen as invincible), and they shuned American soldiers who fought in this war.
there were many social , political , economic , environmental effects of this war.as the vietnameese refugees entered Australia between 1977 and 1978 the people of austalia were scared .these refugees also spread many diseases in Australia and the ovt. of Vietnam left it to the Australian govt.to control the situation and decide the fate of the people and refugees.
The involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War was a reaction to the expansion of proxy communist countries and groups sponsored by the Soviet Union. During the Cold War the United States and its allies fought worldwide, small scale conflicts with the Soviet Union and its allies. After the French government withdrew from Vietnam, the United States became involved to prevent a "domino effect" of communist takeovers of the countries in Southeast Asia…
The economical political effects were that they didn't have a goverment yet, so they werent so orginized yet. They didnt have a permenant army yet, except for the continental army and the militia. Also they didnt have the money to affoard supplies for war, so thye tried printing out money ,which is called continental currency, but that failed them. The social effects were that they actually gained support from the french.
For me Vietnam defeated US in the Vietnam War. Because North Vietnam conquered Southern Vietnam. And Southern Vietnam is a democratic country and an ally of US. The US Military was restricted by the political situation and was not able to wage war in an effective manner. Because of political pressure, the necessary military resources could not be deployed.