Was America fighting
a "Just War"?
A just war is that:-
A good intention should be behind it
It should be a last resort
There must be a chance of success
How should a just war be fought:-
-innocent people should not be harmed
Only appropriate force should be used
Internationally agreed conventions regulating war must be obeyed
The Vietnam war occurred in Vietnam. Laos and Cambodia during 1959 and 30 april1975. the war started when communist north Vietnam tried to take over the republic of south Vietnam. It was the longest war America ad ever fought in and it lasted 15 years.
North Vietnam wanted to take over South Vietnam. If they succeeded then itíll be likely that Laos and Cambodia will turn Communist.
Laos and Cambodia mightíve turned Communist because they are so vulnerable
The Domino Theory was that if North Vietnam won the war then Laos Cambodia and the rest of Asia will turn communist. America and south Vietnam did not wan to be communist and let it spread throughout Asia.
itíll help South Vietnam
justice may be brought
There wont be any communism
The Domino Theory was that if south Vietnam became communist then all the other Asian countries will become against.
The Americans had more weapons, machine guns, rockets, launchers, tanks and helicopters.
The war established peace and stability.
Vietnam could fight for themselves
The U.S used napalm which killed 400 000 innocent civilians
No one in America supported the war as it used unnecessary force which massacred the whole village
William Kaylie was responsible for the killing of loads of civilians. He was imprisoned for life.
most of South Vietnam didn't support the U.S
Many Americans staged anti-war protest
Hippie movement started on December 31st .During the 1960ís 250 000 anti-war protestors gathered in Washington D.C. It was the largest protest to occur during the Vietnam war. Many Americans where against the war in Vietnam mainly because 48 100 American soldiers died including 4 Students. They did not like the idea that America got involved in the Vietnam War. Thousands and Thousands of deaths occurred. Too many people died.