A place that inspires me
The place that inspires me to be brave is Vietnam. It inspires me to be brave because they were brave when they were attacked during the Vietnam War. Of course The United States helped defend and fight with them. But Vietnam did most of the work. Here is the description of The Vietnam War and why Vietnam inspires me to be brave.
South Vietnam and North Vietnam went to war because one of the sides wanted to unite both sides but it didn’t work because the other side didn’t agree with their decision. So they went to war to decide who is right. People remember the war as what not to do in all future U.S. foreign conflicts. Countries also included in the War was America and Australia. Many soldiers in the war didn’t die by being shot in the war. They mostly died from Diseases but they were still strong about it. The North Vietnamese won the war in the end. There was a huge celebration for the soldiers in May 1963. The only reason US got involved in the Vietnam War is because President Lyndon Johnson was the main person that wanted to stop communism. During the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese attacked two US destroyers. Johnson tried to Americanize the war. Pleiku US Base was attacked. Nearly 40 thousand American troops were sent to war in Vietnam. The war caused Major loss of lives outside the country ever in American History. Nearly 58226 American Soldiers were killed or missing in Action. Their names are listed on the Vietnam Wall. 2.59 million People served in this war. Vietnam War was the biggest defeat the US Army has ever faced. The Vietnam War was the longest battle to have been fought ever by The United States. There were mainly two sets of people whose ideas clashed and these were the Democrats and The communists. Their ideals clashed and they often fought against each other. It led to a serious divide of the country leading to the formation of two countries-North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was formed by the communists and South Vietnam was formed by the Democrats. Diem had democratic views on the government. The United States decided to support South Vietnam in spite of Diem’s Nature. North Vietnam being a communist country was supported by Russia and other communist countries. However, because of communism several countries in the world like Australia and China were involved in the War with America and The Soviet Union being the two superpowers at that time. North Vietnam’s strongest strength was its army and they had huge troops on foot. For the United States, The territory was unknown and airplanes or helicopters did not work well on those terrains. However, The War lasted for 16 years then it came to an end. The country reunited and became one after that. The first attack of the war came in November 1955. It is during that time Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam as an independent country to reunite his countrymen. In 1959, under his leadership he declared an all-out military struggle and this is when technically the Vietnam War started with The United States stepping in to the help the democratic South Vietnam. They went through all of these moments and they still want to be an independent country.
It also inspires me because that is where my dad comes from. My dad comes from South Vietnam. The culture of Vietnam is so interesting and the language is unique even if you can’t understand it, it is just fun to learn and talk in their language “Vietnamese.”
That is why Vietnam and its culture fascinates me so much for me to write about Vietnam and why it inspires me to be brave. I wouldn’t have been brave all these years if it weren’t for Vietnam.
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