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History: Compare and Contrast Iraq and Vietnam

Literature states fascinating details linking Iraq and Vietnam. It is a common knowledge that Iran currently bombarded with numerous issues due to the September 11, 2001 Twin Towers bombing in the United States. Due to the latter, civilians are faced with numerous uncertainties. Questions arise from people around the world. With the current image of Iraq, could the U.S. still afford to hope for international support to deal with anti-Western forces? Is it appropriate to call Iraq as Bush’s Vietnam? Would Iraq turn out to be another Vietnam? Is the phrase “history repeating itself” applicable to Iraq compared to Vietnam?

The continuous war in Iraq is branded as a global dilemma. Events in Iraq would affect the U.S. foreign policy severely. This would have lasting consequences although out the globe. Moreover, it would radically change the geopolitical future of the Middle East. US President consistently prompt civilians to be calm while stressing the fact that America’s vital national security interests are at stake.

There are outstanding similarities and differences between the two nations. This paper aims to examine the historical events which took place at Iraq and Vietnam. Through the conduct of this analysis, there could be added awareness, enlightenment and comfort to civilians.

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Here is a brief discussion of earlier history.

Modern Iraq has a land area approximately equal to Mesopotamia, which is the world's first civilization. The Mesopotamian plain between the two rivers Tigris and Euphrates is part of the Fertile Crescent. Various dynasties and empires ruled the Mesopotamia region such as Sumer, Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia. In 3000 BC, the Sumerian culture flourished. Life at Sumer was shaped by two contradictory factors: the unpredictability of the mentioned rivers possible to unleash devastating floods wiping out the entire populace and extreme...


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