Cold War: How and why America got out of Vietnam Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
7a Who is the figure in the animal skins?
7b Explain what he is holding.

Analysis and Interpretation
7c Explain why the President is shown as thought he has been living out in the wild (look at the useful notes).
7d What is the cartoon saying about how the difficulty of getting a peace settlement for Vietnam.

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The Big Question
Look at your answers to the questions on source 7.
What does Source 7 suggest about why the USA found it hard to get out of Vietnam?
Does it provide evidence of military, political or both types of factors?
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British cartoon commenting on US President Nixon's Vietnam policies, 1972 (British Cartoon Archive)

British cartoon commenting on US President Nixon's Vietnam policies, 1972(CAPTION: Veteran U.S. President discovered still trying to end the Vietnam War after 3-1/2 years.)