A Case Study of Vietnam War from the Perspective of Individual Power in History: Analysis of Leaders Make Events
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Keywords

Vietnam War
USA
Presidency
Personality

DOI

10.26689/jcer.v6i9.4297

Abstract

The question of whether leaders make events or events make leaders in history seemed to never come to a concrete answer. The reflexivity of this question highlights that perspectives matter, thus a definite conclusion that meet the expectation of all historical research cannot be made. The Vietnam War was one of the critical historical events in American history, and it has largely altered the future of USA at an international level in terms of foreign policies and also at a domestic level since it influenced the US presidency by setting up a commitment trap [1]. The relationship between leaders and events in the history will be discussed in this essay by talking about the succession of presidency in USA [1] during the Vietnam War. Moreover, making an attempt to show the possibility of leaders can portrait future development of events based on their unique personalities and thinking.

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