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  • Diem And South Vietnam
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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 20th Century. So why did the US become involved in the Vietnam War? What was Ho Chi Mi...
  • President Of South Vietnam
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    The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was the longest war in America's history of involvement. Twenty years of hell, land mines, cross-fire, and death. Vietnam was divided by the Geneva Accord. The north being communist run by Ho Chi Minh. The south being anti-Communist run by Ngo Dinh Diem. Before Vietnam was separated, it was run by France. France had ruled most of Indochina since the late 1800's. The Vietnamese were unhappy with the way the French were controlling, therefore, many of them took refu...
  • South Vietnam
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    Vietnam (v^e-'et^1 n"am^1), officially Socialist Republic of Vietnam, republic (1990 est. pop. 65,500,000), 128,401 semi (332,559 sq km), SE Asia, bordered by Cambodia and Laos (W), China (N), and the South China Sea (E, S). Major cities are HANOI (the capital) and HO CHI MINH CITY (formerly Saigon). The terrain is generally rugged; the two principal regions, the Red R. delta in the north and the Mekong R. delta in the south, are linked by a narrow, mountainous strip. Agriculture, primarily the ...
  • Usa's Interest In Vietnam
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    The revolutionary worldwide spread of communism has always been a great fear to the USA. In the past, America has gone to many wars to psychologically protect its ideology against powerful nations. That the 'domino theory' and the cold war mentality held by the USA, primarily justified their involvement in Vietnam. It was after World War Two that the USA's interest in Vietnam came about. Eisenhower and Dulles ' domino theory' with the fear of a communist-dominated government in Vietnam and surro...
  • North Vietnam
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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...
  • Paris By The South Vietnam Communist Forces
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    Vietnam Controversy It's January 27th, 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), a...
  • Quarter Of A Million South Vietnam Troops
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    The Vietnam War lasted through six presidents, 50,000 dead American Soldiers and 25 years of battle. In 1945 Vietnamese nationalist declared independence from France. In 1954 France surrenders 10,000. Vietnam splits, North and South. American's thought that Vietnam was thought to be the gateway for China and Soviet Union. South Vietnam was thought to be vulnerable to attack from these countries. Ho Chi Minh wants to unify Vietnam. Eisenhower felt that South Vietnam was essential to western Secur...
  • North Vietnamese And Nlf Forces
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    Vietnam is one of the most famous wars that America has taken place in. It is also considered by some to be the most controversial. Many say that America did not belong in the fight and that it was a waste of money, man-power, and time. Others say that it was important to show that the U.S. will not stand by and let a country or territory be taken in the wrong way. Vietnam lasted from 1959 to 1975. It involved the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front or NLF. It also included the U....
  • Fall Of South Vietnam To Communism
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    Robert McNamara In Retrospect Random House New York, 1995 Vietnam had long since been a place of controversy, and where our government focused its fear of communism for many years. Throughout the Kennedy and Johnson administrations the government maintained that the war between the Communist north and the south can only be won by the South Vietnamese, and that our military cannot win it for them. It stressed that the fall of South Vietnam to communism would threaten the rest of the western world...
  • Coast Of North Vietnam
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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 1963 p...
  • Robert S McNamara Vietnam
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    In Retrospect By: Robert S. McNamara Vietnam had long since been a place of controversy, and where the American government focused its fear of communism for many years. Throughout the Kennedy and Johnson administrations the government maintained that the war between the Communist north and the south could have only been won by the South Vietnamese, and that US military could not have won it for them. It stressed that the fall of South Vietnam to communism would threaten the rest of the western w...
  • Political Involvement In South Vietnam
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    Key feature: The significance of the French Defeat at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu Worst military defeat in colonial history Tremendous implications locally and globally (a) Significance for Vietnam End of French rule in Vietnam Demonstrates power of nationalism vs. foreign invader Support the VM- peasants (power they had over the peasants) VM controls areas in Viet, Highlands- Chinese Boarder, Red Delta- Mekong River Delta, and Northern provinces of Laos (b) Global Significance French defeat see...
  • Diem In South Vietnam
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    The situation in Vietnam in the period up to January 1968 was one, which could not have been even attempted by South Vietnam alone. The growing fear of the spread of communism around the world coupled with Eisenhower's 'Domino Theory' meant that the US was deeply alarmed by the state of Vietnam especially after the partition was made at the 17th parallel in 1954. The strategy of containment was pursued by the US upon the involvement with South Vietnam. Their decision to aid South Vietnam was not...
  • Spreading Of Communism In Southeast Asia
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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 cou...
  • Popular Support In South Vietnam
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    America wanted to prevent the spread of communism by making sure that Ho Chi Minh did not spread communism to all of Vietnam. America decided to establish a stable non-communist government based on popular support in South Vietnam. After being conquered at Dien Bien Phu, the French were forced to leave Vietnam after a hundred years of colonial rule. The Geneva Peace Accords, signed in 1954, for the time being divided Vietnam along the 17th parallel until national elections, designed to rejoin th...
  • Responsibility Of War To South Vietnam
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    The Vietnam War greatly changed America forever. It was the longest war fought in America's history, lasting from 1955 to 1973. The Vietnam War tarnished America's self image by becoming the first time in history the United States failed to accomplish its stated war aims, to preserve a separate, independent, noncommunist government. The war also had great effects on the American people. It was the first war ever broadcast on television. The public was able to see what happened on the battlefield...
  • Use Of U.S. Troops Outside South Vietnam
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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 oppor...
  • Support Against Communist North Vietnam
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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 ...
  • Their Bombings Of North Vietnam
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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...
  • American Support Troops To South Vietnam
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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 know...

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