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vietnam

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Coolazice, I know what you're saying. But, just because protesting feels good doesn't mean it can't also do good.

I think the protest against the Vietnam War in the 60's and 70's influenced the decision for the USA to pull out. It took many years, but the protestors persevered and helped create a high-pressure environment for President Nixon. Many of the mistakes Nixon made, which led to his removal from office, were made in trying to respond to the war protest movement. When he resigned, it was a major victory for the anti-war movement, and our troops were called home shortly after.

-- Levi