The Vietnam War was a war over communism that started in 1950, when Ho Chi Minh, the national leader of Vietnam, introduced a communist government into North Vietnam. In 1954 it was decided to split the country at the 17th parallel, and was ruled under opposing governments, Bao Dai leading the south and Ho Chi Mihn the north. North Vietnam went to war with South Vietnam with the north being supported by Russia and China, as they were also Communist countries, and the south being supported by Britain and the USA.
The Vietnam War was a war that changed America forever. It was a long, costly war between Communist North Vietnam, with the aid of the Viet Cong, and Capitalist South Vietnam, aided by the United States. It was a controversial war at the time, but today, it remains embedded in America's history as a war to be remembered.
Vietnam has a very rich and cultural diverse background dating all the way back to 1066 when William the Conqueror invaded and paved the way for English colonization. The French had been colonizing since the 19th century. The French role in Vietnams history is critical; they started out by bringing these simple peasants to the latest technology of farming and hunting (Yancey 37). The French helped these people out greatly in the beginning, but like all stories of occupation go they just got worse. They started forcing rules and laws on the people of Vietnam. Thus started the First Vietnam War, also known as the Indochina War between France and Vietnam. "The French possessed military superiority, but the Vietnamese had already the hearts and minds of the country. (38). Even from the beginning the Vietnamese had the odds to there favor. The French looked at the wars in numbers and how many lost on each side. They gathered from all the battles that they were winning because the Vietnamese casualties far outweighed the French; nonetheless they were wrong. To a certain point the French were fighting a game that they could not win at any cost. The French had the military superiority but the Vietnamese had the manpower and the Guerilla tactics. The Indochina War ended with French loosing terrible at Dienbienphu, where a whole French garrison was wiped out.
The Vietnam War was arguably one of the most controversial wars the United States has gotten involved in. Not only did many men not have a choice about whether they joined the military during this time, but much of America was against getting involved with this war, especially college students. People and college students all over the country protested and picketed against the United State’s involvement. This was waged on from 1954 to 1975, but the U.S. was only fully involved with the fighting from about 1965 to 1973. This Vietnam War biography tells the story of a young Lowell Rogne, who served in the Marines during this time.
The Vietnam War was an extremely controversial war that took the lives of many Americans and resulted in America’s first losing campaign. The U.S. was involved in Vietnam since World War II supporting Ho Chi Minh and his Communist forces against Japanese occupation. After the result of an incident involving two US vessels, President Lynden Johnson ordered jets to bom...
The Vietnam War was a major war that occurred from 1959 to 1975 partially as a result from the Geneva Accords between the ARVN, lead by the Ho Chi Minh, and the NVA. This war started when the U.S wanted to prevent the spread of communism in Vietnam with the help of South Vietnam. In other words, the U.S government wanted to prevent a domino effect of communism that would spread to many neighboring countries. However, the public did not agree with the government and there were many protests across the U.S. After the Vietnam War ended, both the U.S and Vietnam were distraught by all the anarchy that occurred during the 16 years of war. Many foreign relations were cut in half, politics in both America and Vietnam were changed, the people of both countries were changed forever, and economies were crippled as a result from the Vietnam War.
There were over 2 million Americans that had served in Vietnam, and only 500,000 of those soldiers actually saw the battlefront. There were 47,244 that were killed in the war, and this was including 8000 of those casualties being airmen, and then there were 10,446 deaths that were non-combat. 153,329 of the soldiers were extremely injured, and this was including 10,000 amputees. And lastly there were over 2400 American Prisoners of war and MIAs that were unaccounted for by 1973.
The Vietnam War started in 1954, and it was a very costly war money wise and men. It was never declared a war; it was called an armed conflict because Congress never actually declared war. It was a conflict where the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, the Viet Cong, were fighting South Vietnam and its main ally, the United States. Even though the war started in 1954, there was fighting going on back in the 1940’s. During WWII, Japan took over
The Vietnam War was a dispute similar to that of the Korean War. It was fought amongst North Vietnam, (supported the Soviet Union and communist-allies) and the South Vietnam (supported by the United States of America and other anti-communist allies). The war started in 1954, after long conflict going back to the mid-1940s. When war ended finally in April 1975, with the capture of Saigon (the capital of South Vietnam) by the North Vietnamese army, the divide between North and South Vietnam was erased and they became one country. The number of human casualties during the war were huge.
As a young Vietnamese-American boy, I have always been curious about my culture and ancestry. My family has gone through a lot of struggles before coming to states, but I never had a history lesson of what their lives were like. Being born in the United States, I didn’t have to experience the hardships that my parents and grandparents had to deal with it. A big part of Vietnamese history is having to deal with the Vietnam War and the impacts of immigration. The Vietnam War took place in 1954 and lasted until 1975. The war grew because of the spread of Communism from North Vietnam to the South. Refugees had to risk losing their family, friends, and their lives in order to have a chance of survival. Vietnam faced many obstacles throughout history
The Vietnam War was a Cold War battle that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from December 1956 to April 1975. (history.com) This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam supported by the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam supported by the United States and other anti-communist allies. The People's Army of Vietnam engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units into battle. As the war wore on, the part of the Viet Cong in the fighting decreased as the role of the North Vietnamese Army grew. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search operations, involving ground forces, artillery, and airstrikes.(history.com) during the time of the war, the U.S. conducted a large-scale strategic bombing campaign against North Vietnam, and over time the North Vietnamese airspace became the most heavily defended airspace of any in the world.
McNamara, Robert S. In Retrospect: The Tragedy's and Lessons of Vietnam. New York: Random House Publishers, 1995.
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 1800s. The Vietnamese were unhappy with the way the French were controlling, therefore, many of them took refuge in China. When in China, they began to follow the lead of Ho Chi Minh, who wanted to model the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence as that of the U.S. version. In the 1940s, Japan had taken over Vietnam which upset Ho Chi Minh and his revolutionaries when they had returned a year later.
against the Viet Minh, led by Ho Chi Minh and Vo Nguyen Giap. Viet Minh started a rebellion