The Inexorable Ghosts of Dissent: Understanding the Debate and Long Term Consequences of the Vietnam Antiwar Movement
Council, David J.
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This paper will first investigate some of the proposed causes for the end of the Vietnam War. It is helpful to understand the historical arguments regarding the end of the conflict to properly analyze the criticisms and defenses asserted in the antiwar debate. A second aim is to investigate the period directly after the war. Historical evidence suggests that this was a time marked by the relief and celebration of those who fought so vehemently against the war. The antiwar movement proudly declared that they brought an end to the war. Some antiwar participants had differing opinions regarding the amount of influence the movement had on American withdrawal. But overall, the war was finally over and the antiwar supporters were jubilant.