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  • 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...
  • North And South Vietnam
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    MY VIETNAM HISTORY REPORT In the 1950's, the United States had begun to send troops to Vietnam and during the following 25-year period, the ensuing war would create some of the strongest tensions in US history. Almost 3 million US men and women were sent thousands of miles to fight for what was a questionable cause. In total, it is estimated that over 2 million people on both sides were killed. This site does not try to document the entire history of the Vietnam War but is intended as a picture ...
  • Major Aspects Of The Vietnam Wars
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    Similarities Between the war in Iraq and the Vietnam War As time passes, every society endures situations which stress its' very fabric. Each societies' history is sprinkled with these situations. One such situations which the United States underwent was the Vietnam war. For years this particular event has been hotly debated. Hardly anyone who was present at the time agrees on any point concerning this war, except that they regret it. It has become "the greatest American foreign policy calamity ...
  • French Left And Vietnam
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    Vietnam's Struggle To say the United States was "dragged" into the bloody mess that became Vietnam is to ignore the historical record. The question of whether or not the U.S. should have been fighting over there is of course a different matter. One thing that cannot be questioned however, is the bravery and honor of soldiers who fought and died for their country. French Indochina, which included Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, was occupied by Japanese forces during World War II. Vietnamese Communis...
  • 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...
  • Departure Of The American Troops South Vietnam
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    North Vietnam was battling for ownership of South Vietnam, so they could be a unified communist nation. To prevent the domino effect and further spread of communism, the USA troops in 1965 went into action against the Viet Cong until 1975. Not only did the greatest superpower in the world get bested by a third world nation, but also lost badly. Perhaps this war could have been won, or prevented in the first place. The USA could have and should have won this war, with a combination of better weap...
  • Troops To Vietnam One Of The Articles
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    1. In what way was Australia involved in Vietnam in 1965 In 1962 the Government of Australia decided in, response to a request from the South Vietnamese Government, to supply them with military aid. At that time, 30 instructors were sent to assist in the training of the South Vietnamese defense forces. Unofficially, in 1962, troops were sent in to train the South Vietnamese and act as a militia. The Australian public was not made aware of this until many years later after the conclusion of the w...
  • Diplomatic Relations With Vietnam
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    The American presence in Vietnam during the war had a profound impact on both the political and social systems in both countries. Some of those changes are still being felt today and will persist into the future. In the fall of 1963, Diem, the president of Vietnam, was overthrown and killed in a coup launched by his own generals. In the political confusion that followed, the security situation in South Vietnam continued to deteriorate, putting the Communists within reach of victory. In early 196...
  • Philip D Vietnam The Helicopter War
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    HELICOPTERS IN VIETNAM Early in 1961 General Maxwell Taylor, who was then Military Advisor to John F. Kennedy, went out to Southeast Asia to find out just what was happening there. During his visit to Vietnam, he noticed the lack of good roads inhibited the movement of government troops in fighting the Viet Cong. His reports to the president motivated Kennedy to help the South Vietnamese in their struggle against communism. Although he quickly decided to help out, the president knew that new arm...
  • Fear Of The Vietnamese And Caputo's Feelings
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    A Rumor of War, by Philip Caputo, is a first hand account of the Vietnam War. He landed with the first group of Marines to be committed to Vietnam. Caputo was a Lieutenant in the Marines and was the leader of a platoon. His platoon encountered many assaults by the Vietcong and the group of men passed into Vietcong controlled land several times. Caputo left Vietnam 16 months after he had arrived. Philip Caputo is one of America's most prominent writers. Besides A Rumor of War, other novels of his...
  • Australian Involvement In The Vietnam War
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    Between 1962 and 1972, Vietnam was the battleground for Australia's largest war commitment to date. No other issue in Australian society has seen as much controversy for so long as the question and wisdom of the Australian involvement in the Vietnam War. During this ten-year period, many protest movements arose and questioned this involvement and the suffering it was causing, not only on Australians but also on the local Vietnamese. An end to Australian involvement was demanded in many pretests ...
  • North Vietnam
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    Vietnam By Dane Christiansen I am doing my report on Vietnam. First of all, in my opinion the United states shouldn't have ever been involved in. In north Vietnam it was a battle for south Vietnam, so that they would be a unified communist nation. To prevent the taking over of another communistic country, the U.S. held on to the Truman Doctrine, as you said, and stood behind the south Vietnamese people. Then after Kennedy was killed Johnson took over and pumped a lot of money into the war, along...

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