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Q: What created a credibility gap between US citizens and the US government during the Vietnam war?
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How did the corruption of the South Vietnamese government undermine the us military in Vietnam?

At first, it seemed as though the Vietnam War was between North Vietnam and the U.S. with South Vietnam supporting them. In reality, the South Vietnam's Pro-Democratic government treated their people so badly, that they formed a secondary army, called the Vietcong or VC, and worked alongside the North Vietnamese to drive out the US forces. This was done so they could establish a Communist government because the new Capitalist government was not helping them.


During the Vietnam war what was the credibility gap?

Credibility gap is a political term that came into wide use during the 1960s and 1970s. At the time, it was most frequently used to describe public skepticism about the Johnson administration's statements and policies on the Vietnam War. Today, it is used more generally to describe almost any "gap" between the reality of a situation and what politicians and government agencies say about it. "Credibility gap" was originally used in association with the Vietnam War in the New York Herald Tribune in March 1965, to describe then-president Lyndon Johnson's handling of the escalation of American involvement in the war. A number of events—particularly the surprise Tet Offensive, and later the 1971 release of the Pentagon Papers—helped to confirm public suspicion that there was a significant "gap" between the administration's declarations of controlled military and political resolution, and the reality.


Who won the Vietnam war between US and Vietnam?


Was the Vietnam war between north and south Vietnam?

Both parts of Vietnam were battle sites of the war.


How does America get along with the vietamese today?

In 1994/1995 US-Vietnamese relations were established. Vietnam is a tourist area today. The young Vietnamese citizens, under 30 years old, do NOT remember the Vietnam War.

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What is the difference between the truth and what the presidential administration was saying during the Vietnam War?

The credibility gap


What is an example to define a credibility gap?

The difference between the truth and what the administration said during the Vietnam War.


What best defines the difference between the truth and what the presidential administration was saying during the Vietnam War?

The credibility gap


How does a government between its citizens?

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How does government keep order between its citizens?

police


How does a government keep order between its citizens?

police


When did the term 'credibility gap' come into widespread usage?

The term "credibility gap" first came into wide usage in the 1960's (1963) and 1970's. It was frequently used to describe public skepticism in the then Lyndon B. Johnson administration's statements on the Vietnam war. Today however it used to describe any "gap" between the reality of a situation and what the government agencies and politicians say about it.


What form of government was common between Greece and Rome and why was it significant?

Democracy allowed the citizens to participate in government.


The war in Vietnam in the 1960s was a battle between?

North Vietnam and South Vietnam. South Vietnam was a democratic republic and North Vietnam had a socialist government headed by a communist regime. North Vietnam was trying to defeat the democracy of South Vietnam and unify the country.


Why was there conflict between north and south Vietnam?

they didnt agree in the same type of government.


What is the connections between the ideas of the enlightenment and the changes in the relationship between citizens and their government?

The Enlightenment emphasized ideas such as individual rights, freedom, and the social contract between citizens and government. These principles influenced changes in the relationship between citizens and their government by promoting the idea of citizen participation in government decision-making, the separation of powers, and the limitation of governmental authority through constitutional means. The Enlightenment also inspired movements for democracy and human rights, leading to the overthrow of absolute monarchies in favor of more representative forms of government.


An agreement between citizens and the government that establishes the laws and customs of a society?

Social Contract