Letter Reply to Granpda for Not Going to Vietnam War

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A LETTER TO GRANDPA

Dear grandpa,
I am so happy when I got your letter, I haven’t heard from you for quite a long time, I miss you so much. We are doing great, hope you are the same grandpa. I have read your opinions about the Vietnam War and I have some serious discussion about this. I hope you will understand my perspectives and not forcing me to be conscripted to go to fight in Vietnam.
To start with, as you know that South Vietnam seemed to be under attack from communism, with its political, economic and social implications therefore it requested for USA and Australia’s supports. Moreover, we were willing to help because we don’t more countries to become communist like a domino effect and it might affect our country’s policies. Grandpa, do you get why did Australia even agree to become involved? It’s such a bad idea. Australia fight in Vietnam because our biggest ally – USA did and we want to make sure they stay bound to us if we need them to help us in the future (in addition as we formed ANZUS that means alliances have to help each other’s). However, in this case fighting is not a good choice because it will have bad effects on the relationships and in general of those countries. One of the reasons is Vietnam didn’t do anything to us, as if declaimed war or anything that require us to fight, to protect our homes; this case they just want to be communist. Australia was sort of got influenced by the America. I think Vietnam has the right to choose between capitalism and communism; therefore we didn’t need to fight and risk our lives in the first place.
Grandpa, I understand your points of view, I respect you and your ideas; you want me to show what I can do, by doing my duty for my country but I’m very sorry, I strongly disagree with it. Your point of views towards the war are very different from now; for you it shows the courage and how powerful, strong…...

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