Monday, October 28, 2013

(28 October)HCMC Reflections Day 1: War Remnants Museum

1. Did you notice any variation in the way the war was being portrayed through the photos? Is there any bias?
Most of the portraits that are presented on the first and second floor are of the Vietnamese and how they are tortured but on the third floor, some of the portraits are what the Vietnamese did to the Americans but mostly is of how the Vietnamese are tortured. Yes there are some bias.

2. What are the impacts of the war? Think along the lines of types (economic, social, political, environmental), as well as short/long term impacts. You may consider the impacts of Agent Orange and more.
It caused the entire of Vietnam to become very messy and because of Agent Orange, people didn’t get much social interactions with others and caused some forests to die. The Agent Orange also affected 3 generations of people and caused people to be deformed.

3. Who won and who lost?
Neither. The Americans had to retreat and failed to protect South Vietnam from the communism by North Vietnam due to the number of Americans deaths in the war

4. Are there any lessons from the Vietnam War that Singapore can apply currently/in the future?
Make an alliance with many other countries so when we are in danger, we have the aid from other countries.

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