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Effects of the Vietnam War - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
After the end of the Vietnam War, there were many casualties left behind. However, the impact of this war was not only loss of life, but also difficult political situations. Instructors will give you insight into the aftermath of the Vietnam War in the following video lessons. The quizzes included in this chapter are used to help you evaluate yourself on the knowledge you have learned. Lessons in this chapter include:
- The casualties resulting from the Vietnam War
- How Vietnam has changed and the issues that remain
- Why America's defeat had a critical impact on the country
- Reasons for the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War
- Post-war relationship between Vietnam and the United States
- American citizens' reception to the military and military intervention after the Vietnam War
|Casualties of the Vietnam War: Causes & Statistics||Analyze the impact of casualties from the Vietnam War, the First Indochina War and flood of refugees.|
|Post-War Issues: Aftereffects of the Vietnam War on the U.S.||Discuss the impact of an American defeat in the Vietnam War and how it changed the country.|
|The Impact of the Vietnam War on Vietnam||Recall the unresolved issues left behind in Vietnam due to civil war.|
|Third Indochina War: Causes & Effects||Discover what the Third Indochina War was and the reason for the United States' involvement.|
|Postwar Relations Between America and Vietnam||Evaluate how the relationship between America and Vietnam has changed in terms of politics and in the eyes of the citizens of both countries.|
|Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Description & History||Enumerate the opposition to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as well as the impact of the memorial.|
|Vietnam Syndrome: Definition, Causes & Impact||Explain the Vietnam Syndrome and understand the causes of this phenomena.|
1. Casualties of the Vietnam War: Causes & Statistics
While many people are familiar with the key events of the Vietnam War, few truly understand the colossal impact that the war had on both the United States and Vietnam. This lesson explores casualty statistics and causes.
2. Post-War Issues: Aftereffects of the Vietnam War on the U.S.
The defeat of the United States in the Vietnam War gripped the nation in the decades that followed. Learn more about the post-war years, including policy, veteran affairs and the American psyche, in this lesson.
3. The Impact of the Vietnam War on Vietnam
In this lesson, we'll explore the toll of the Vietnam War upon Vietnam itself, including the military and civilian death toll the war exacted and some of the cultural issues faced by Vietnam in the aftermath of the war.
4. Primary Source: Brent Scowcroft's 'Escape from South Vietnam' Memorandum
Brent Scowcroft was President Gerald Ford's national security advisor. He sent the president a number of documents relating to the aftermath of American involvement in Vietnam during the late 1970s.
5. Third Indochina War: Causes & Effects
Right after the Vietnam War, another war broke out in the region that involved Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. In this lesson, we'll explore the series of interconnected conflicts that followed on the heels of the Vietnam War, known collectively today as the Third Indochina War.
6. Postwar Relations Between America and Vietnam
In this lesson, we will explore the postwar relations between the United States and Vietnam following the Vietnam War, and how the relationship has been repaired in a relatively short time.
7. Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Description & History
In this lesson, we explore the history, design, and structure of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., where the names of more than 58,000 American servicemen and women are enshrined.
8. Primary Source: New York Times' Article on Tribute to Vietnam Dead
In 1982, the Vietnam War, and the times of extreme social turbulence that it helped catalyze, remained within living memory. In March, construction ended on a Washington, D.C., war memorial that simply listed the names of the dead.
9. Vietnam Syndrome: Definition, Causes & Impact
Since the 1970s, U.S history and politics have been shaped by the country's experience in the Vietnam War. In this lesson we explore the term 'Vietnam Syndrome'. We will discuss its causes as well as its impact on American politics and on American society in general.
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Other chapters within the History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War course
- Vietnamese Nationalism
- The First Indochina War
- Early American Involvement in Indochina
- The Geneva Conference & the Vietnam War
- U.S. Involvement in Vietnam
- Opposition to the Vietnam War
- Battles & Operations of the Vietnam War
- Participants & Strategies in the Vietnam War
- Cambodia & Laos in the Vietnam War
- Required Assignments for History 308
- Studying for History 308: Causes & Effects of the Vietnam War