United States of America
During the Vietnam War many protests arose in the United States because it was not a war that directly impacted the U.S. and its people. Along with the Vietnam War came a draft for the U.S., which created an uproar in the people and sparked the creation of many societies that opposed the war. The Students for a Libertarian Society created a poster in 1965 titles “Resist the Draft” to try to get more people to support the anti-draft movement. On the poster there is a hand that is holding a burning draft card, which would allow young men to relate too. Many believed that the war was not worth the lives of the young men in the U.S. that were being drafted. Many student groups such as this one tried to have their voices heard by protesting and creating posters like this one, and although these groups did not get the American troops out of Vietnam, they did raise a significant amount of awareness to the reasons that made the war unjust.
This Vietnam poster titled “Celebrate the victory of the Vietnamese people in their struggle against America!” designed by Yin Rongsheng, depicts a Vietnamese soldier holding up his rifle, with fellow soldiers doing the same directly behind, to signify their victory over the United States. Intended for the people of Vietnam, this poster’s purpose is to bring the Vietnamese people together to celebrate. Although many Americans believe that the U.S. won the Vietnam war, it is fairly clear that they were not victorious.