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Vietnam Comparison

Can today's conflicts be compared to Vietnam, and if so, why are there not modern protests like those seen in that era? Who were those era's protesters, and do today's youth have the same voice?

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Can today's conflicts be compared to Vietnam, and if so, why are there not modern protests like those seen in that era? Who were those era's protesters and do today's youth have the same voice?

This is an interesting question. To answer it simply requires going back to the fundamental reasons each war began in the first place. Both wars were arguable begun over a fundamental difference in ideology. In the case of Vietnam, Western powers were growing increasingly concerned with the power that Vietnam was beginning to exert in the region of Southeast Asia. The Communist regime was becoming quite powerful and threatened to destabilize the countries of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia - among others. While the fight was not necessarily America's, the military did attempt to intervene out of fear that the entire region ...

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The expert determines if today's conflicts can be compared to Vietnam. Who were that era's protester is determined.

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