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  • Vietnam Before The Actual Tet Offensive
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    The Tet Offensive, which occurred on January 31, 1968, proved to be a political and a psychological victory for the Vietnamese communists. And, although it only lasted for about one month, it was one of Americas most notable battles that taught the Americans and the Vietnamese valuable lessons about life and war. The background of the Tet-Offensive is very interesting, one hidden within the conflict of the Vietnam War. While the offensive was being planned, there were anti-war demonstrations tak...
  • Tet Offensive Of 1968
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    Surprise Attack Shortly after midnight on January 31, 1968, nineteen members of the South Vietnamese National Liberation Front (NL) -better known to the world as Vietcong (VC) -secretly assembled in a garage about five blocks away from the American Embassy in Saigon. They sat huddled together in silence, cleaning and oiling their weapons, listening to final instructions from their leaders on their forthcoming commando-style operation. Tet is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. It is celebrated on the...
  • Nva And Vc Troops
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    In the mid to late 1960's the Vietnam Conflict was greatly controversial. This is mainly due to the fact that it was an undeclared war and was being fought with unclear objectives. It was fought mainly by Viet Cong guerillas and the NVA from the North and by the USA and ARVN from the south. Throughout the conflict it appeared as if the South was prevailing; up until one climatic battle that turned out to be a failure militarily; it is known as the Tet Offensive. The Tet Offensive started with di...
  • Advantage For North Vietnam And The Vc
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    The Tet Offensive was a major assault by the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong against South Vietnam and the U.S. forces situated there. It was not only a psychological advance for the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong, but also gave the United States a notion that the war wasn't going to be an easy win, and the chances of winning the war were, in fact, very slim. The war initially was an attempt to limit the spread of communism throughout Asia. Similar to Korea, Vietnam was in a civil war divided...
  • 1968 The Tet Offensive
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    The Tet Offensive was unquestionably the biggest occurrence of the Vietnam War. While the military success of the Viet Cong in mounting a sustained revolt in cities across South Vietnam was virtually non-existent, the psychological impact it had on the American public was quite simply phenomenal. This effect was partially due to the reporting of the war by the media. To completely understand the impacts of Tet, we must first understand the goals of Tet. The execution of Tet was a failure on the ...
  • South On The Day Of The Tet
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    Even though the United States won most of the battles up until 1968, nothing could have prepared them for what was to happen on January 30-31, 1968. Prior to the "Tet", otherwise known as the Chinese Lunar New Year, some small battles along Rt. 9 nearby Khe Sahn, had been taking place. The Tet is the same as our new years day, but instead of celebrating number years, they celebrate years of different animals, such as, 1968 was the year of the monkey. After two weeks of silence, American scouts d...

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