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I think the most significant thing in Vietnam was the body count and people losing their lives over things that seem to be wasteful.The war seemed to be very. unproductive -travisbranscome
I think the most significant impact of the war in Vietnam is that America used agent orange to destroy natural vegetation so the NFL couldn't hide in it. Vietnam estimates 400,000 people were killed or maimed, and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of the use of agent orange.
I think the most significant impact of the war is the violence in general. Even today we are still suffering some of the aftermath of everything that was done there. Agent Orange is still a major issue today. It was supposed to help us win the war but many people are passing it along to others and it's scary. An american GI once said that he died in Vietnam, he just didn't know it yet. Also, the terrain and land of Vietnam was permanently changed because of the war and there is no way to get it back to the way it used to be.
I think the most significant impact of the Vietnam war would have be when the American soldiers used Agent Orange. They were using it to destroy vegetation so the enemy couldn't hide in it. There were an estimated number of 400,000 people killed and more than 500,000 children were born with birth defects. There are still signs of effects Agent Orange had on Vietnam today.-Tenise Kakuk
I believe the most significant Impact of the Vietnam war was the whole search and destroy tactic, because all they were doing was a head count and the Vietcong kept on coming so the war was just being drug on without accomplishing anything. This and the US went in to this war not knowing the enemy. They thought that the VC didn't know how to fight and that they didn't have the right equipment to put up a good fight. MYLESGRIFFIN
In my opinion, the most significant impact of the Vietnam War was the way that it affected the soldiers and civilians who were a part of the war. So many people from both sides were killed, and those who survived were also affected. Many Vietnam Veterans had PTSD and suffered depression after the war. Additionally, both the Vietnamese soldiers and citizens and the American soldiers were affected by the agent orange, which can cause cancer and birth defects. Both the PTSD and the effects from Agent Orange are problems that would follow people through their life. I think this is the most significant impact of the war because it is still effecting people today, and has changed their lives.
I believe the biggest impact at the time was the body count just how many people died is unbelievable but the long lasting effect that still affects them now was the use of agent orange many children are born with birth defects because there parents were exposed to it not only were there birth defects also it gave people cancer and they died horrible deaths due to it also the vegetation where the agent orange had been i believe is still gone and dead. - James letcher
I think that the most significant impact of the Vietnam War was the way we now look at war. During the war people really frowned upon the war, we learned that we can't blame the soldiers. They are just doing what they are told. Also learned about the Vietnamese culture and how we need to understand a nation before we can go in and run a country. Caring about the people is why we are at war. We need to understand them instead of control them. We learned what our role in the world really is. What can America do for other nations? Did we really help the Vietnam by having a war with them? America really learned what it's boundaries are for world problems. Those are just a few things that had made an impact from the Vietnam War.
The most significant impact of the war in Vietnam was the American soldiers getting PTSD. This was the most significant because it affected so many lives of the soldiers and of the families of the soldiers. Another significant impact of the war was the Agent Orange. Agent Orange was bad because it affected all of the lives of the Vietnamese and it affected the lives of American soldiers. It affected the Vietnamese because it destroyed everything in Vietnam but it also affected the soldiers by getting sick from the Agent Orange.
In my opinion,the most credible rationale for going to Vietnam wascontainment of communism. I mean isn't that the whole reason why wewent to Vietnam? Wasn't it to stop communism and to stop the expansionof communism? Without stopping communism and containing it, it wouldhave created a domino effect, in which it was already starting to.The weakest rationale was the Red Scare Politics because people caredmore about politics than they did with the war. I mean,politicians cared on whether or not they would be reelected or not, sothey apposed the war. Taylor Hauge-Warren
I believe one of the most significant factor of the war was agent orange. Agent orange was a pesticide that was used for killing foliage around camp so the line of sight was greatly increased. The thing they didnt know while using agent orange was that it is harmful to humans. a lot of people were having health problems because of agent orange. Health problems are still happening today.
I think the most signifcant thing in the vietnam war was how many people got post tramitc stress disorder from everything they had to see and how bad of an impact it gave them on life. It affects their families and them because they have to see someone go into the war that they love and they come back and sometimes arent the same person as they were before they left. -Britney Hostutler