The Vietnamese War In Vietnam And The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War, which also goes by the Second Indochina War, was a Cold War-era conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from December of 1956 all the way to the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. This particular war may have been viewed at first as an easy and quick one; however the North Vietnamese forces soon proved to the United States that they would certainly be formidable opponents. The war was fought between North Vietnam; which was 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 countries. The Vietnamese War played a rather large role both on civilians, and military personnel at the time. Soldiers had to adapt to the harsh and unforgiving weather that they faced in the jungles of Vietnam and were subject to various events that traumatized some for the rest of their lives. Besides having to fight the North Vietnamese Army, the United States also faces the very deadly Viet Cong, which was a lightly armed South Vietnamese communist common front, which fought a guerilla war against any anti-communist groups in the region. The question that still baffles historians and political analysts alike is: Why did the United States withdraw from Vietnam? This is actually a very complicated question and several theories have been formed in order to explain why the United States abandoned Vietnam, whose army was nothing compared to that of the mighty American forces. Out of the vast amount of theories, I find one to be the most credible explanation; and the theory as to why the United States withdrew is not only due to McGarrah 2 the cost of war, but also because of the limited amount of military authority at the t... ... middle of paper ... ... were not given enough information and briefing when it came to Vietnam. We just weren’t that well prepared for a war like this.” His answers helped me greatly in attempting to find a theory that supports why the U.S. left Vietnam. There are certain things that are better off to be unsolved, there are some things that need to be solved, yet are just difficult to; the Vietnam War is something that is just plain difficult to really solve. However, through all of my research I now find a few reasons that may just solve the puzzle. In my opinion, the U.S. withdrew not only because of the cost of war, but because of the violent civilian protests, lack of preparation for such a hard war with poor conditions, and also due to lack of military influence in the region. This is just an opinion, only more research can be conducted in order to support my ideas and theories.
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