Perspectives

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Dr. Bob, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Dr. Bob

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    Just read that the "Vietnam War" (as called by my generation in the US) is referred to in Vietnam as the "American War".

    Guess it is another battle of "persepective".
     
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    I thought it was their civil war that we tried to help with, and the side we were backing lost. So why would they call it the American War?
     
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    Probably because we got involved in their civil war and we lost.
     
  4. mioque

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    Well, the Vietnamese could hardly call it the Vietnam war.
    All wars in Vietnam are Vietnam wars.
     
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    This sort of thing makes me spit with rage, mainly cos it involved a percentage of Aussies and New Zealanders as well...
     
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    There is plenty of blame to go around for Vietnam :( .
     
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    Ok, would it be better if the Vietnamese referred to it as the American-Aussie-Kiwi War?
     
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    Now you've offended the Filipinos....!

    Yours in Christ

    Matt
     
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    What about Vietnam's War for self-determination? With interlude's from 1947 modifications of the Monroe Doctrine, commonly called the Truman Doctrine, or Domino Effect?

    While I am not a flower child, from what I can tell; it was a political war, can those ever be won? It was probably lost in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu, oops, now I have offended the French Foreign Legion...where does it all end?

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