By 1968, america had officially been at war with vietnam for four years, but us involvement in vietnamese affairs went back as far as the early 1950s, when france required aid from the us, as well as south vietnam, essentially a puppet state of the us, in maintaining control over french indochina, and public support of the war had begun to wane. When events began happening in europe that would eventually lead to world war ii, many americans took an increasingly hard line towards getting involved the events of world war i had fed into america's natural desire to isolationism, and this was reflected by the passage of neutrality acts along. World war ii brought an end to the depression everywhere industries had been ignited for the production of arms and resources to equip fighting forces the man behind the man behind the gun helped win world war ii. America gained economic and political power from wwii and the end of wwii marked the end of an era and the begining of a new one not least the cold war, which meant stronger american involvment in foreign affairs. 1945 marks the end of world war ii v-e day (victory in europe day) is may 8th 1945 war doesn't end in the pacific until august of 1945 with the atomic bombing of hiroshima and nagasaki.
World war ii was a terrible event that will be remembered as one of the darkest chapters in human history with estimates of the dead ranging from 60 to 80 million, it is unthinkable to imagine that this event was allowed to fester and erupt as it did many in the united states simply figured the. And here's where world war ii changed vietnam forever in 1940, the german army sliced through france like butter germany's ally, japan, eventually invaded vietnam and replaced the french as colonial masters. Thousands of books have been written on the issue of the american involvement in the vietnam war it's an issue that still evokes emotion and difference of opinion today america's official military involvement in the vietnam war lasted from 1965 to 1975, 10 long years.
In 1940, france was swiftly defeated by germany, and colonial administration of french indochina (modern-day vietnam, laos and cambodia) passed to the french statelater that year, the french government ceded control of hanoi and saigon to japan and in 1941, japan extended its control over the whole of french indochina. The years that followed the end of world war ii were the zenith of the american century historians have even termed america's newfound position an empire historians have even termed america's newfound position an empire. World war ii produced important changes in american life--some trivial, others profound one striking change involved fashion to conserve wool and cotton, dresses became shorter and vests and cuffs disappeared, as did double-breasted suits, pleats, and ruffles even more significant was the. At the end of the war, the government returned to this argument and encouraged purchasing without restraint as a way of preventing the expected post-war economic slump.
All the war's changes, apparent and embryonic, contributed to a rich irony: although americans away in the military lived on memories of the land they'd left behind, by war's end that. When he returned to the united states at the end of the war, he called home his mother answered the phone and fainted upon hearing the voice of a son she had been told was dead for families like the ciarlos and the fraziers, the war meant more than just having a son fighting. Leio was a system put into place after world war ii to promote free trade among nations and to discourage protectionist policies that limit economic growth the goals of gatt were to promote free trade through periodic rounds of negotiations and to provide a mechanism for trade disputes to prevent trade wars. At the end of the spanish-american war, we collected puerto rico as a colony, set up a protectorate over cuba, and annexed the hawaiian islands president william mckinley also forced spain to cede the philippine islands.
The cold war has a number of important effects on america 1) after wwii, the government greatly decreased arms spending, which led to mass layoffs and an economic slump. But within two years of the end of the war, new challenges and perceived threats had arisen to erode that confidence by 1948, a new form of international tension had emerged--cold war--between the united states and its allies and the soviet union and its allies. Fire-power: british army weapons and theories of war, 1904-1945 (1982), by shelford bidwell and dominick graham, is a seminal and important book, tracing changes in military doctrine from the perspective of the artillery arm from world war i through world war ii. World war i began 100 years ago this month, and in many ways, writes historian margaret macmillan, it remains the defining conflict of the modern era. The juxtaposition of world war ii and the vietnam war brings to light a stark contrast in american warfare these two major wars still remain fairly fresh in the memory of americans.
You might first provide an overview of the economic and social changes put in place by the war cite for example the end of the depression, the entry of millions into the armed services, and the entry of millions more into the work force at home. To many, the vietnam war represented a moral turning point in american foreign policy the united states was guilty of backing the more repressive and illegitimate side in the united states, the 'vietnam syndrome' lingered until the end of the cold war. At the end of world war ii, huge swaths of europe and asia had been reduced to ruins borders were redrawn and homecomings, expulsions, and burials were under way.
The end of world war ii was not just the end of a war, but also the beginning of a tense and dynamic period that affected society on all levels this postwar period, as it became known, shaped the world as we know it today likewise. Failure is a hard word, and no matter how you analyze the vietnam war, that is exactly what it was the war was a personal failure on a national scale from its covert beginnings, through the bloodiest, darkest days and finally to the bitter end, this ten-year period of american history is a. The two-ocean moat that for centuries had shielded the new world from the old world continued to insulate the united states in world war ii—though the advent of america's own long-range, ocean-spanning strategic bombers clearly signaled the end of the republic's long era of free security.