President Obama’s American Diplomacy in Vietnam


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Were you born outside the United States? Are you proud of you homeland?  Are you proud to be in America? Would you like to see America have a good relationship with your homeland? This is the reality for many Americans including myself.

I am born outside of the United States, and I am proud of my homeland. On the other hand, I am glad to be in the U.S. I would love to see the U.S with a great relationship with my homeland. I know that many other countries  reality to be relationship with the United States.

In May 23, 2016, President Barack Obama was visiting Vietnam to push for a better relationship with the United States. He is lifting a ban on the trade of weapons to the former enemy of the U.S. Since the Vietnam war ending in 1975 the two countries do not have an equal trade with each other. Also, the President sent a message to the former United States wartime enemy and the region.

“The decision to lift the ban was not based on China or any other considerations,” Obama said in Hanoi Monday. “It was based on our desire to complete what has been a lengthy process of moving towards normalization with Vietnam.

The reasons why Barack Obama went to Vietnam include the need for trade balance in East Asia. He did not give any  specific reasons for his visit to Vietnam. This is called diplomacy. He wants to have strong trade partners in East Asia and said  some of his reasons it as a way to gain security in the region. China and East Asia have always been a huge a door to be opened for the United States of America. It has always been a place where America does not want to lose influence as a world power.

The Vietnam war ended in 1975 and it was a failure for the United States.There are still some American Veterans who want to keep the Vietnamese as enemies but there are growing numbers of US citizens that want to move on towards a better relationship.There are many immigrants from Vietnam who came to the United States in the years following the war. Now there are second generation Vietnamese Americans who are  ready to see the President of the U.S in their family’s home town. They are proud of their cultural homeland and of being American so they want Vietnam to be close the U.S.

During the War World II, the communist was spreading  through the countries, and it was getting to Vietnam who did not went to be part of the communist. Also there are North Vietnam and South Vietnam, North was communist and South was not. So the United States gave more support to the South, ans they help them with anything they need. North and South were communist once because they were close to China and they were communist.

 Why are we arming Vietnam?

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