Nixon urged the South Vietnamese President Thieu to order the ARVN to undertake an independent operation to demonstrate the new self- sufficiency. However, the first great military operation without the aid of American forces failed and many soldiers were killed by the communist troops from the north. This operation is known as LAM SON 19 and is named after a long time ago victory over the Chinese.
By 1971 Nixon and Kissinger were aware that t ... mehr
The American bombing of North Vietnam had brought the communists back to the negotiating table at Paris, but they did not move far from their already known positions. They were especially inflexible on the issue of partitioning South Vietnam into areas controlled by themselves and by Saigon. President Nixon\'s delegation was in no position to haggle over these issues. In January 1973 the US Congress explained clearly that if the war would not c ... mehr
The communist victory over the Republic of Vietnam at the end of April 1975 propelled the communist Provisional Revolutionary Government into power. The PRG proceeded to blot out all reminders of the defunct ROV. The name of Saigon was even changed in Ho Chi Minh City. Masses of South Vietnamese people were taken to centres of re education to extinguish their last thoughts of democracy. The formal union of North and South Vietnam took place i ... mehr
The man who would become famous under the synonyme Ho Chi Minh, the most famous one among more than fifty aliases, was born in Annam on 19 May 1880. His real name is Nguyen That Thanh and at this time nobody knew, that this person would become America\'s chief antagonist in the Vietnam War from 1965 until 1975. Little is known about his mother except she was a concubine. His father, Nguyen Sinh Sac, was of peasant origins. However, due to a stu ... mehr
The Viet Cong had build up a large and widely spread tunnel system which was very useful for their success in the Vietnam War. It was established during the war against the French rulers and offered the fighters protection, accommodation and a measure for the supply with weapons and food. These tunnels were important and so the Americans tried to destroy them with dynamite and poison. However, they were not successful in doing this because th ... mehr
Named after the great Vietnamese leader this trail was a certain route which changed its position several times during the war. On this trail weapons and soldiers were infiltrated into South Vietnam. When the American Air Force bombed the route the Viet Cong simply changed the position. The Ho Chi Minh Trail was not a street it was just a web of path through the deep jungle.
The early resistance against American policy in Vietnam was centred in groups that had earlier opposed issued like the development of the nuclear or hydrogen bomb. The focus of protest groups shifted when the nascent anti war movement began to condemn the United States for using napalm and chemical warfare agents in South Vietnam. Sensing that the growing unpopularity of the draft was a point of vulnerability in the Johnson administration, in M ... mehr
. 91% of Vietnam Veterans say they are glad they served
. 74% said they would serve again even knowing the outcome
. 85% of Vietnam Veterans made a successful transition to civilian life
. Approximately 12,000 helicopters saw action in Vietnam (all services)
. 371825 causalities on the side of the Americans (list released in 1997)
. 4500 MIA soldiers
. several times more bombs were thrown on Vietnam than on Germany in WW2
I. Introduction to the Golden Twenties
A new era
II. Economy & Industry
"Normalcy, prosperity, stability"
New forms of technology, communication and entertainment
III. The Jazz Age
Jazz Music & lifestyle
IV. Women - flappers & feminists
Votes for women
The flapper culture
V. Writers & Intellectuals - the lost generation
Francis Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
Author, Story and Interpretation
VI. Problems ... mehr
In 1979 the NATO decided to site 96 Cruise Missiles at the Air Force
base in Greenham Common. On september 5th in 1981 women marched 110
miles from Cardiff in Wales to to Greenham to protest against the NATO
decision. Then they set up \"Women\'s Peace Camp\" outside the main gate of
the RAF base. Setellite camps soon followed and settled around the
fences of the base. Each camp was distinguished by its color - the
\"Women\'s Peace Camp\" b ... mehr
Andreas Pietzowski Grundkurs Englisch K 12/1 December 13th 1996
1607-1820 . Colonists (1607 - 1776)
. "Old" immigrants (1800 - 1880)
both of Germanic descent (Northern, Western and Cenral
. Africans were brought as slaves (1619 - 1808)
1820-1840 . Round 80% of all immigrants came from Europe (Ireland, Ger-many and Britain).
. Round 14% from Asia
. Round 6% from the Western Hemisphere
. Most of the Indians were pus ... mehr
1607-1820 The people who first built up the United States were the Colonists between the years 16O7 to 1776. They came from the Northern, Western and Central Europe - especially from Spain, France and Britain.
Since 1800 the immigrants were called the "Old" immigrants because the immigrants eight decades later were named the "New" immigrants. The "Old" immigrants were also of Germanic descent. After 1619 Africans were brought as slaves to the ... mehr
In this Assignment I want to make clear and visible the "red line" in the History of the European Union, I am not going to make a complete overview of all the treaties and institutions.
The Idea of the of a European Union and its development from its beginnings till today should be explained here.
The European Union as it exists today is the result of a development that started after the second World War; but even before the idea of a Un ... mehr
To design and build a spacecraft, you need to be able to figure out how big to make it, how heavy it can be, how fast it will have to go, how much fuel it needs and so forth. For that, you need a theory of how objects move in space and how to make the calculations. Three brilliant men worked out almost all theory of space flight over a period of nearly three centuries - from 1600 to 1900
Was the German mathematician who, in ... mehr
Robert Goddard is the first man who built a rocket and is now called "the father of modern rocketry" By contrast to Ziolkovsky, Goddard was the man who designed, built, and flew the rockets. He was a university professor who also developed the theory of rocketry and although he didn\'t know about Ziolkovsky\'s work, reached the same conclusions as Ziolkovsky did. Goddard proved the theory was true. He was also heavily influenced by the science fi ... mehr
Yet another one who, after reading Jules Verne's \"From Earth to the Moon\" as a young boy (age 11 in this case), became determined to find a way to travel space. He independently determined the same rocketry principles as Ziolkovsky and Goddard. The difference with Oberth is that in 1929 he published \"The Rocket Into Interplanetary Space\", a highly influential book that was internationally acclaimed and persuaded the world that the rocket wa ... mehr
Together with Oberth and an enormous team of scientists and engineers at Peenemünde, he developed and launched the German A4 rocket, the first rocket capable of reaching space. At the end of World War II, Von Braun led the top scientists and engineers out of Germany to the Americans (he didn\'t want to be captured by the Russians). Von Braun came to the top of the American space development caused by the " Sputnik-Shock" He led the US development ... mehr
Centre of Gravity:
Most people have at least an intuitive notion of the centre of gravity (CG) of an object: it is the point on which the object can be perfectly balanced. Grab a broom at one end and the other end tries to drop down; grab it at its centre of gravity, and it stays balanced, neither end tipping over. If you have learned to balance a chair or a broom on the palm of your hand, you know the trick is to place your hand right below the ... mehr
Here are some reasons. One reason is colonization. In another 20 years it's estimated the population of the earth will reach over 8 billion. We need more places to live and we need the security that we, if the earth will be hit by an asteroid or if a nuclear war destroys our planet, can survive. That's only possible with colonies that are independent. What about industrial settlements on moon, if the industrial settlements are on moon the earth ... mehr
The female apes Able and Baker were the first animals that survived a space flight. They survived a 15 minutes flight in a height of 500 kilometres.
The first Mercury rocket was shot in the December of 1960. It was a Redstone rocket and made a unmanned ballistic flight.
Shimpanse Ham in the same rocket as Mercury 1 on a ballistic flight on board of Mercury2.
Mercury3 with an Atlas rocket ha ... mehr