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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was truly one of the most uncommon wars ever fought. This conflict was so hostile and ironic, that the official beginning and end could never be identified, or pinpointed. Likewise, the enemies and the allies looked exactly alike. This turmoil made everyone in the war confused, because “anyone” could be a friend by day, and foe by night. Additionally, what made the war so difficult was the tactics used by many soldiers. These tactics were called “Guerrilla Warfare,” which consisted of the simple process of “hide, shoot, and run.” Surprisingly, this fighting technique matched the skills of many of the best-trained soldiers from the opposite side.
The Vietnam War fought between the communist North Vietnam, and the non-communist South Vietnam was supported by the United States. The main objective of the war was to contain the leader. Ho Chi Minh, was the leader of the “league for the independence of Vietnam,” generally known as the Viet Minh. The league was organized in 1941 as a “nationalistic party”; their goal was to seek Vietnamese independence from France.
South Vietnam did not have the resources of modern military technology; therefore, the capacity of depending on themselves, was minimum. The United States were allied with South Vietnam, and they made a massive deployment, that begun in the spring of 1965. The deployment consisted of and initial wave of...

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  • Explains that the vietnam war was one of the most uncommon wars ever fought. the conflict was hostile and ironic, and the enemies and allies looked exactly alike.
  • Explains that the vietnam war was fought between the communist north vietnam and the non-communist south vietnam. ho chi minh was the leader of the "league for the independence of vietnam."
  • Explains that south vietnam did not have the resources of modern military technology; therefore, the capacity of depending on themselves was minimal. the united states made a massive deployment in 1965.
  • Explains that soldiers in the field received "lavish logistic support" by means of helicopter supply. troops in contact with the enemy were provided with hot meals, and the wounded were promptly evacuated to hospitals.
  • Explains that the communist war efforts in south vietnam depended heavily on the flow of troops, equipment, and supplies through a major route called "ho chi minh trail."
  • Explains how the united states tried to punish vietnam for the losses suffered by their country. they boycotted all trade to north vietnam, forcing the vietnam’s economy to fall.
  • Explains that the vietnam war was the united states longest, and costliest war, that cost more than fifty-eight thousand american lives.
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