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The French loss at the battle ended almost a century of French colonial rule In contrast to the air attacks on North Vietnam, the U.S.-South Vietnamese . War between North and South Vietnam continued, however, until April 30, , Trade and diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the U.S. resumed in the s. North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of . class warfare in the industrial North, and receives a surprising marriage proposal. expect after reading the book and the ending is more faithful to the story and in . On 30 April , the last American helicopters beat an ignominious retreat of the North Vietnamese Army rumbled into the capital of defeated South Vietnam. its own deeply unpopular foreign war that ended 25 years ago this month. depicts Cambodian-Vietnamese relations The Cambodia-Vietnam.
For other Americans, opposing the government was considered unpatriotic and treasonous. As the first U. Nixon ended draft calls inand instituted an all-volunteer army the following year. Kent State Shooting Ina joint U. The invasion of these countries, in violation of international law, sparked a new wave of protests on college campuses across America.
At another protest 10 days later, two students at Jackson State University in Mississippi were killed by police. By the end of Junehowever, after a failed offensive into South Vietnam, Hanoi was finally willing to compromise.
Kissinger and North Vietnamese representatives drafted a peace agreement by early fall, but leaders in Saigon rejected it, and in December Nixon authorized a number of bombing raids against targets in Hanoi and Haiphong.
Known as the Christmas Bombings, the raids drew international condemnation. When Did the Vietnam War End?
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In Januarythe United States and North Vietnam concluded a final peace agreement, ending open hostilities between the two nations. After years of warfare, an estimated 2 million Vietnamese were killed, while 3 million were wounded and another 12 million became refugees. InVietnam was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, though sporadic violence continued over the next 15 years, including conflicts with neighboring China and Cambodia.
Under a broad free market policy put in place inthe economy began to improve, boosted by oil export revenues and an influx of foreign capital. Trade and diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the U. In the United States, the effects of the Vietnam War would linger long after the last troops returned home in Psychologically, the effects ran even deeper.
The war had pierced the myth of American invincibility and had bitterly divided the nation.
Many returning veterans faced negative reactions from both opponents of the war who viewed them as having killed innocent civilians and its supporters who saw them as having lost the waralong with physical damage including the effects of exposure to the toxic herbicide Agent Orangemillions of gallons of which had been dumped by U. On it were inscribed the names of 57, American men and women killed or missing in the war; later additions brought that total to 58, The Fall of Saigon Norman Morrisona year-old pacifist Quaker from Baltimore, sets himself on fire in front of the Pentagon to protest the Vietnam war.
Onlookers encourage him to release his month-old baby daughter, whom he is holding, before he is engulfed in flames.
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Nearly Americans are killed and hundreds more injured in the first large-scale battle of the war, the Battle of la Drang Valley. Both sides declare victory. American aircraft attack targets in Hanoi and Haiphong in raids that are among the first such attacks on cities in North Vietnam.
Huge Vietnam War protests occur in WashingtonD. Nguyen Van Thieu wins the presidential election of South Vietnam under a newly enacted constitution.
In the Battle of Dak To, U. The United States forces suffer some 1, casualties. For 77 days, the marines and South Vietnamese forces fend off the siege. Attacks are carried out in more than cities and outposts across South Vietnam, including Hue and Saigon, and the U.
The effective, bloody attacks shock U. This week records the highest number of U. The massacre happens amid a campaign of U. President Johnson halts bombing in Vietnam north of the 20th parallel. Facing backlash about the war, Johnson announces he will not run for reelection. Nixon wins the U. Ho Chi Minh dies of a heart attack in Hanoi. The Nixon administration gradually reduces the number of U. B bombers target suspected communist base camps and supply zones in Cambodia. The bombings are kept under wraps by Nixon and his administration since Cambodia is officially neutral in the war, although The New York Times would reveal the operation on May 9, They are forced to retreat and suffer heavy losses.
The New York Times publishes a series of articles detailing leaked Defense Department documents about the war, known as the Pentagon Papers. Plot[ edit ] Nineteen-year-old Margaret Hale lived for almost 10 years in London with her cousin Edith and her wealthy aunt Shaw, but when Edith marries Captain Lennox, Margaret happily returns home to the southern village of Helstone. Margaret has refused an offer of marriage from the captain's brother Henry, an up-and-coming barrister.
Her life is turned upside down when her father, the local pastor, leaves the Church of England and the rectory of Helstone as a matter of conscience; his intellectual honesty has made him a dissenter.
At the suggestion of Mr. Bell, his old friend from Oxfordhe settles with his wife and daughter in Milton-Northern where Mr. Bell was born and owns property. The industrial town in Darkshire a textile-producing region manufactures cotton and is in the middle of the Industrial Revolution; masters and workers are clashing in the first organised strikes.
Hale in reduced financial circumstances works as a tutor; one of his pupils is the wealthy and influential manufacturer John Thornton, master of Marlborough Mills. From the outset, Margaret and Thornton are at odds with each other; she sees him as coarse and unfeeling, and he sees her as haughty. He is attracted to her beauty and self-assurance, however, and she begins to admire how he has risen from poverty.
During the 18 months she spends in Milton, Margaret gradually learns to appreciate the city and its hard-working people, especially Nicholas Higgins a union representative and his daughter Bessy, whom she befriends.
Bessy is ill with byssinosis from inhaling cotton dust, which eventually kills her. An outraged mob of workers breaks into Thornton's compound, where he has his home and his factory, after he imports Irish workers as replacements. Thornton sends for soldiers, but before they arrive, Margaret begs him to talk to the mob to try to avoid bloodshed. When he appears to be in danger, Margaret rushes out and shields him; she is struck by a stone.
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The mob disperses, and Thornton carries the unconscious Margaret indoors. Thornton proposes; Margaret declines, unprepared for his unexpected declaration of love and offended by assumptions that her action in front of the mob meant that she cares for him. Thornton's mother, wary of Margaret's haughty ways, is galled by Margaret's rejection of her son.
Margaret's brother Frederick who lives in exile as he is wanted for his part in a naval mutiny secretly visits their dying mother. Thornton sees Margaret and Frederick together and assumes that he is her lover.
Leonards, Frederick's shipmate, later recognises Frederick at the train station. They argue; Frederick pushes Leonards away, and Leonards dies shortly afterwards. When the police question Margaret about the scuffle she lies and says she was not present.
Thornton knows that Margaret lied, but in his capacity as magistrate declares the case closed to save her from possible perjury. Margaret is humbled by his deed on her behalf; she no longer only looks down on Thornton as a hard master, and begins to recognise the depth of his character. Nicholas, at Margaret's prodding, approaches Thornton for a job and eventually obtains one.
Thornton and Higgins learn to appreciate and understand each other. Hale visits his oldest friend, Mr. He dies there, and Margaret returns to live in London with Aunt Shaw. She visits Helstone with Mr. Bell and asks him to tell Thornton about Frederick, but Mr. Bell dies before he can do so. He leaves Margaret a legacy which includes Marlborough Mills and the Thornton house. Thornton faces bankruptcy due to market fluctuations and the strike. He learns the truth about Margaret's brother from Nicholas Higgins, and comes to London to settle his business affairs with Margaret, his new landlord.
When Margaret offers Thornton the loan of her money, he realises that her feelings toward him have changed, and he again proposes marriage. Since she has learned to love him, she accepts. Characters[ edit ] Margaret Hale: The protagonist, she is proud and spirited and very fond of her parents especially her father.
She is 18 years old at the start of the story, before she returns to Helstone, and has been living mainly with her aunt Mrs. Shaw and her cousin Edith in London since she was nine years old. Owner of a local mill, a friend and student of Margaret's father and Margaret's love interest Nicholas Higgins: An industrial worker whom Margaret befriends.
He has two daughters, Bessy and Mary. John Thornton's mother, who reveres her son and dislikes Margaret especially after Margaret rejects his proposal Fanny Thornton: John's younger sister Bessy: Nicholas Higgins' daughter, who is fatally ill from working in the mills Mary: Nicholas Higgins' youngest daughter Boucher: A worker and the father of six children, who has conflicted emotions during the strike Richard Hale: Margaret's father, a dissenter who leaves his vicarage in Helstone to work as a private tutor in Milton Maria Hale: Margaret's mother, from a respectable London family.
At Helstone she often complains that the air as too damp and "relaxing", and not good for her health.