• Vietnam United States
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    Vietnam War The Vietnam War was truly one of the most uncommon wars ever fought. This conflict was so hostile and ironic, that the official beginning and end could never be identified, or pinpointed. Likewise, the enemies and the allies looked exactly alike. This turmoil made everyone in the war confused, because "anyone" could be a friend by day, and foe by night. Additionally, what made the war so difficult was the tactics used by many soldiers. These tactics were called "Guerrilla Warfare," w...
  • United States Vietnam North South
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    When many people think about the 1960 s, Vietnam and President John F. Kennedy (JFK) come to mind, and for a good reason for that period in history changed millions of lives. Faced with the possible spread of communism through Asia, JFK stayed with his word to fight communism, thus the Vietnam conflict as we know today was started. In the early 1900 s, France conquered Vietnam and made it a protectorate, which is a relationship of protection and partial control assumed by a superior power over a...
  • What Caused The Vietnam War
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    What Caused the Vietnam War? The Vietnam War was caused by many factors that contributed to the warfare in Vietnam during the years of 1959 to 1975. Most factors were the beliefs held by people who wanted to change or to prevent Vietnam becoming an Independent Country. Many people suffered due to these beliefs and policies and that the Vietnam War is now considered as one of the most distressing moments in the 20 th Century. So why did the US become involved in the Vietnam War? What was Ho Chi M...
  • Vietnam War United States
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    The Vietnam War Bullets cut through the air with blazing speed. Cutting skin as it sped through the air. Piercing cries of pain followed. It seemed like the terror and violence wouldn't end. What could men do against such reckless hate? So what was the Vietnam war all about, and why did the United States feel they had to get involved? President Harry Truman established a foreign policy doctrine commonly known as "Containment." This new doctrine was intended to prevent the spread of Communism. T...
  • Desert Storm Compare And Contrast To Vietnam War
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    Desert Storm and Vietnam were portrayed in the media are similar because in each the American soldiers had confidence when fighting, both were on tv, journalists and reporters were with soldiers on the battlefield. They were different because Desert Storm lasted six weeks and Vietnam was ten years plus. In Desert Storm, there was an easily identified bad guy; Vietnam was a poor man's war or Blue Collar War. Both Vietnam and Desert Storm there was a lot confidence in the American Military, becaus...
  • North Vietnam War South Military
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    The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. It began as a determined attempt by Communist society (called Vietcong) in the South, backed by Communist North Vietnam, to overthrow the government of South Vietnam. The struggle widened into a war between South Vietnam and North Vietnam and eventually into an international conflict. The United States and about 40 other countries supported South Vietnam by supplying troops and munitions for their fight, and the USSR an...
  • Vietnam War United States
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    Vietnam War When most people hear the words Vietnam, what does it make them think about? The main answer most people come up with is death, or policing actions of the United States. The Vietnam War wasn't about death it was about the French Colonial Rule of South Vietnam. "The Vietnam War was the legacy of Frances failure to suppress nationalist forces in Indochina as it struggled to restore its colonial dominion after World War II." This is the start of Vietnam War. This is also one way that Am...
  • Vietnamization Real Version South Vietnam
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    Vietnam Controversy It's January 27 th, 1973 and the Vietnam War is over. Peace agreements were signed in Paris by the South Vietnam Communist forces, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the United States. The meeting lasted for several hours and in that time they agreed on many objectives, including: that U. S. troops would gradually withdraw from Vietnam and all prisoners of war would be released, South Vietnam had the right to choose their own future (whether or not to unite with North Vietnam),...
  • After The Vietnam War
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    The new unified Vietnam became the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV). the With Americans gone, however, Vietnam's military problems were not over. In neighboring Kampuchea (previously named Cambodia), Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge began a reign of terror in hopes of creating a pre-industrial utopia, murdering around 2 million people in so-called 'killing fields.' In 1978, the SRV invaded Kampuchea to stop the Khmer Rouge, in what became known as 'Vietnam's Vietnam.' While the invasion put an end...
  • Vietnam War South Country
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    Vietnam: should the U. S. have been involved The Vietnam War created a great deal of controversy in America. Did America really have to sacrifice thousands of lives and millions of dollars Was it America s duty to be involved in Vietnam affairs Questions such as these are what derived such a constant debate during the time of the Vietnam War. Despite the consequences, USA entered the war in 1965. They fought for several years, loosing lives everyday. Soon the U. S. government came to realize th...
  • Vietnam Ethnic Groups
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    Ethnic Groups Vietnam's population is relatively homogeneous. As much as 90 percent of the people are ethnic Vietnamese, descendents of the people who settled in the Red River Delta thousands of years ago. Ethnic Chinese constitute the largest minority group. Other important minorities are the Khmer and the Cham. In addition, there are also numerous tribal groups. While the ethnic Vietnamese live in lowland areas scattered throughout the country, most minorities are concentrated in specific regi...
  • Vietnam Vietnamese People
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    The Life of Vietnam Here in America we see that our lives are already complicated but the lives of the Vietnamese people are far worse. The things that we take for granted are considered privileges in Vietnam, such as air conditioning, toilets, and electricity. Another thing that we take for granted is our education systems. There are many differences between the two nations school systems. In America any one can go to public school with no charge, while in Vietnam you have to past a rigorous te...
  • Realised Too Late That The Real War In Vietnam One Win American
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    The U. S. A was unable to win the Vietnam War because they realised too late that the real war in Vietnam was not a military one but a political one. From the start when Eisenhower first began American involvement. They knew that the only way South Vietnam would win is with the support of the American army. Kennedy, the next President restricted U. S. involvement, but after his assassination in 1963 American policy changed sharply. His successor Lyndon Johnson quickly increased American involve...
  • Us Involvement In The Vietnam War
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    Although it was called the Vietnam War, the U. S. was primarily involved and participated in most of the warfare to defend democracy. South Vietnam's government and army were not well organized. The U. S. fought most of the war, then when it turned the war over to the South Vietnamese, they couldn't fight the North. Ngo Dinh Diem, prime minister of South Vietnam, was opposed in South Vietnam. Buddhists grew inpatient since Diem's government had long offered benefits to Catholics, and in May 196...
  • Southeast Asia Vietnam War Support
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    The United States intervention in Vietnam has continuously been a controversial matter that not everyone can agree upon. From a fair perspective, we will experiment the issue by answering the question of how and why the U. S. intervened in Vietnam from 1945 to 1963. By the apparent spread of Communism in Southeast Asia, the United States decided to provide economic and military assistance to Vietnam in order to help it remain a democratic country. With China and North Korea becoming Communist c...
  • Vietnam War North Viet
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    The Vietnam War was a war that most people in the United States did not approve of. It was a struggle between U. S. forces and South Vietnamese army against the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. From the 1880 s until World War II, France governed Vietnam as part of French Indochina, it also included Cambodia and Laos. During the end of 1940, when Japanese troops had invaded and occupied French Indochina, Vietnamese nationalists seeing an opp...
  • Explaining America's Involvement In The Vietnam War
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    There are many speculations as to why the Americans entered the Vietnam War. American involvement was based upon a series of many choices made by five successive presidents during a span of 1945-1975. The decisions made by these leaders were based on one central motive, the need to stop the spread of Communism. When the U. S government marched into Vietnam, it was because it feared a growth of Communism in a region of close proximity to communist China. When the United States retaliated against ...
  • North Vietnam South War President
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    Unlike conventional wars, the war in Vietnam had no defined front lines. Much of it consisted of hit-and-run attacks, with the guerrillas striking at government outposts and retreating into the jungle. In the early 1960 s some North Vietnamese troops, however, began to infiltrate into South Vietnam to help the Vietcong, and supplies sent to Hanoi from the USSR and China were sent south down the so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail. The war began to escalate in the first week of August 1964, when North Vi...
  • Increased Involvement America Vietnam Communism
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    Explain the reasons why America became increasingly; y involved in the affairs of Vietnam between 1954 and 1965. In this essay I shall attempt to explain the reasons why America became increasingly involved in the affairs of Vietnam between 1954 and 1965. There are many reasons which can explain America's increasing involvement in Vietnam but I believe the main reason was America's fear of the spread of Communism. America was following a policy of global containment. This was trying to prevent t...
  • South Vietnam War Boston Communist
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    America's Longest War HistoryAmerica's Longest War Essay, Research Paper History II Miriam Hernandez Essay October 30, 2000 America? s Longest War Vietnam War A war that began in the early 1950? s and ended in the 1973. Vietnam had gained its independence from France in 1954. The country was divided into North and South. The North had a communist government led by Ho Chi Minh. The South had an anti-communist government led by Ngo Dinh Diem. The United States supported an anti-communist regime k...