CONSEQUENCES OF VIETNAM WAR
Social (Vietnamese Side)
After the war, Vietnamese lived in shanty towns, where prostitution, poverty, and drug abuse were common.
5 million Vietnamese were displaced from their homes Towns and villages were destroyed from bombing
They traveled by sea and became known as  “ boat people ” , who many were murdered or drowned by pirates.
Social (American Side)
American soldiers received a cold greeting when they returned from war
American soldiers had trouble adjusting to civilian life
When American soldiers returned, many had post-traumatic stress.
Americans became suspicious of sending troops to wars they thought they couldn ’ t win easily.
Some American troops that handled chemicals (like Agent Orange) contracted Cancer.
30% of American soldiers used drugs because they were easily available and cheap.
Health (Vietnamese Side)
Vietnamese had high levels of dioxin (which was used in Agent Orange) The levels were three times as high as Americans ’
Unexploded Mines Bombing caused numerous deaths and injuries.
Environmental
Poisoned rivers Poisoned streams
Destroyed 5.4 million acres of forest areas and animals and plants living there.
Damaged crops which led to food shortages
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Social (vietnamese side)

  1. 1. CONSEQUENCES OF VIETNAM WAR
  2. 2. Social (Vietnamese Side)
  3. 3. After the war, Vietnamese lived in shanty towns, where prostitution, poverty, and drug abuse were common.
  4. 4. 5 million Vietnamese were displaced from their homes Towns and villages were destroyed from bombing
  5. 5. They traveled by sea and became known as “ boat people ” , who many were murdered or drowned by pirates.
  6. 6. Social (American Side)
  7. 7. American soldiers received a cold greeting when they returned from war
  8. 8. American soldiers had trouble adjusting to civilian life
  9. 9. When American soldiers returned, many had post-traumatic stress.
  10. 10. Americans became suspicious of sending troops to wars they thought they couldn ’ t win easily.
  11. 11. Some American troops that handled chemicals (like Agent Orange) contracted Cancer.
  12. 12. 30% of American soldiers used drugs because they were easily available and cheap.
  13. 13. Health (Vietnamese Side)
  14. 14. Vietnamese had high levels of dioxin (which was used in Agent Orange) The levels were three times as high as Americans ’
  15. 15. Unexploded Mines Bombing caused numerous deaths and injuries.
  16. 16. Environmental
  17. 17. Poisoned rivers Poisoned streams
  18. 18. Destroyed 5.4 million acres of forest areas and animals and plants living there.
  19. 19. Damaged crops which led to food shortages

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