South Vietnam’s War During Peace: 1975-1980

The word “Vietnam” immediately conjures images of guerrilla warfare, the 1960s peace movements and the flight from Saigon from the top of the American embassy. For South Vietnamese, their memories would be quite different. Theirs would be more local and specific since they not only lived through it, as Americans had, but the South Vietnamese also had to live in it.

Calvin Coolidge’s Depression

Mental health concerning United States presidents usually isn’t mentioned when discussing their traits. In more recent years, the depression of Abraham Lincoln has come to light, the paranoia of Richard…

The Link Between Authoritarianism, Economics and Culture in Ecuador

It is human nature to fall back upon authoritarian leadership. Liberty, freedom and the support of natural human rights is a rarity in human history. Within this paper we’ll look closer specifically at the tumultuous history of Ecuador in the modern era from the early 1900s to the modern day considering their authoritarianism streak and the view that stability and is more often neglected than supported.

Hemingway: The Modern Pivot

It can be argued that Ernest Hemingway was the pivot point between and older style of writing and the rise of modernity. Within this article we will take a look at Hemingway’s break with the past, his influences and how he may have changed the future of American Literature.

What If the Confederacy Had Won? A Realistic Look

The Confederacy as an independent nation is a fantastical idea that has been taken up by numerous alternative history writers. However, it is an interesting exercise to conduct because the separation of the Confederacy from the Union was entirely plausible. It was possible with just a bit more luck on the part of the American South. The Battle of Gettysburg could’ve changed the fate of the war and allowed General Lee to march on toward the capital of the Union. Furthermore, in analyzing how the Confederacy would’ve behaved after independence, we can also discover the many reasons for why they lost and failed in their efforts to secede.

Vietnam Syndrome: Does It Still Exist?

Vietnam syndrome has been attributed to the United States of America due to the after-effects of the Vietnam War. It’s often defined as the population’s unwillingness after Vietnam to become entangled in another foreign war. Within the article I will highlight how the considerations of the Vietnam war had affected public perception of overseas conflicts and that the American public often choose to refrain from retaliating against or engaging with other countries on war footing. After George H. W. Bush and the United Nations decided to intervene in the Gulf War, President H.W. Bush had believed the Vietnam syndrome had been overcome. However, as I’ve laid out below, I’ve given my specific reasons and argument about why that is not true and why the Vietnam syndrome still exist today nearly fifty years later.