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3,221 wordsVietnam War was fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. The war was between North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) versus the United States and the South Vietnamese army. It eventually divided into two parts, North and South Vietnam. The United States was incorporated with the south. The United States became involved in the Vietnam war because it believed that if all the country fell under the Communist government, Communism would spread throughout Southeast Asia and beyond. This ...
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South Vietnam Anti Communist
449 wordsA war that began in the early 1950 s and ended in the 1973. Vietnam had gained its independence from France in 1954. The country was divided into North and South. The North had a communist government led by Ho Chi Minh. The South had an anti-communist government led by Ngo Dinh Diem. The United States supported an anti-communist regime known as the Republic of Vietnam, which is the South Vietnam. The U. S. wanted to prevent South Vietnam from falling to the communists, which eventually led the U...
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Ho Chi Minh Gulf Of Tonkin
1,724 wordsIndochina is made up of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It was colonized by the French in the late 1800 's and given up in 1939. Japan took over France's loss after that. After Japan's defeat in 1945, Vietnam's patriot and communist, Ho Chi Minh and his Viet Minh declared Vietnam independent. After that, France came to claim their loss. The US supported France fearing the "Domino Theory" would take affect after in 1949 China fell to communism. In 1950, the US sent troops to South Korea to prevent th...
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The Lost War Vietnam
1,850 wordsI can still imagine the powerful blasts echoing through my grandfathers mind as he dove for cover in one of our trenches. The year was 1972 and our great nation of Vietnam was at war with the Yankees, the United States. In the end it was a war that we won even though the Americans argue that it was the other way around. The war was not an easy one to win though. Thousands of lives were lost and millions more were impacted. It all began with the United States intervening in our political relation...
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Dien Bien Phu Ho Chi Minh
1,588 wordsThe Vietnam conflict began in the late nineteenth century. The French conquered Vietnam and made it a protectorate. For nearly forty years, Vietnam had not experienced settled peace. The League for the Independence of Vietnam (Viet Minh) was formed in 1941, seeking independence from the French. On September 2 nd, 1945, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed it independent of France. The French opposed their independence from 1945 to 1954. The first representatives of de Gualles government landed by parachute in...
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Ho Chi Minh President John F Kennedy
1,842 wordsThe reports in this novel are prefaced with a quote by Robert Shape, which sums up the feelings of those Americans involved in the Vietnam conflict. He states, Vietnam, Vietnam... There are no sure answers. In this novel, the author gives a detailed historical account of the happenings in Vietnam between 1950 and 1975. He successfully reports the confusing nature, proximity to the present and the emotions that still surround the conflict in Vietnam. In his journey through the years that America ...
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1,657 wordsThere are many speculations as to why the Americans entered the Vietnam War. American involvement was based upon a series of many choices made by five successive presidents during a span of 1945 - 1975. The decisions made by these leaders were based on one central motive, the need to stop the spread of Communism. When the U. S government marched into Vietnam, it was because it feared a growth of Communism in a region of close proximity to communist China. When the United States retaliated agains...
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692 wordsDuring the years of 1954 - 1975, Vietnam believed that communist aggression in South Vietnam could lead to taking over South East Asia, which lead the United States to slowly become involved in the conflict of this war. Communist guerrillas, known as the Vietcong, helped native Communist terrorists in the south. One main objective of these rebels who were directly controlled by the Vietminh, North Vietnam's government, was to disrupt all types of South Vietnamese order. In October 1961, Presiden...
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American Involvement In The Vietnam War
1,996 wordsThe Vietnam War is without a doubt one of the most memorable wars yet to date. Because of the time period the war took place there are many survivors that are still living. The basic reason I chose to do my individual project on the war was basically because it took place while I was a child. However, another reason I chose this topic was because I actually know a person who was in the war. The Vietnam War was basically a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. The war involved th...
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American Involvement In The Vietnam War
2,018 words... ops had gone home on leave, and U. S. troops were on stand-down in many areas. Over 85, 000 NLF soldiers simultaneously struck at almost every Major City and provincial capital across South Vietnam, sending their defenders reeling. The U. S. Embassy in Saigon, previously thought to be invulnerable, was taken over by the NLF, and held for eight hours before U. S. forces could retake the complex. It took three weeks for U. S. troops to dislodge 1000 NLF fighters from Saigon. During the Tet Off...
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1,273 wordsFrance occupied all of Vietnam by 1884. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when communist forces under Ho Chi Minh, who took control over the north, defeated them. Eisenhower's advisers believed that Ho Chi Minh's powerful communist-nationalist appeal might set off a geographical chain reaction. As Ho Chi Minh's government established itself in North Vietnam, Eisenhower supported a noncommunist government in South Vietnam and ordered covert ...
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John F Kennedy And Vietnam
2,322 wordsJohn F. Kennedy and Vietnam Introduction Historically, John F. Kennedys policy in relation to Vietnam was trade on forbidden ground. Military and political aspects of the U. S. intervention, along with the Vietnamese struggle against aggression were kept on the front-burner. However, less attention was given to formation, development, and implementation of the policy not only under the circumstances of global confrontation, but in the system of regional international relations. John F. Kennedy o...
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2,342 wordsAt the end of World War II in 1945, The United States government was, seemingly, intent on eradicating Communism from the world. The government was, in a Machiavellian but sometimes inept way, using any means necessary to achieve this goal. In the process, the United States nearly engaged in nuclear war with the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, sacrificed over 58, 000 American lives and some 300, 000 causalities (not to mention the untold millions of Asian lives), and create...
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Ho Chi Minh U S Government
1,124 wordsVietnam today is a country on the eastern edge of the large Asian landmass known as Indochina. Before the Vietnam War many Americans did not know where it was located. When American troops finally came home, they sometimes found themselves still embattled. One of the most painful events in all of Americans history was the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was an unsuccessful effort by the United States and the South Vietnam to prevent the communists of North Vietnam from uniting with the South Vietna...
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1,040 wordsThe Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. It began as a determined attempt by Communist guerrillas (Vietcong) in the South, backed by Communist North Vietnam, to overthrow the government of South Vietnam. The struggle widened into a ward between South Vietnam and North Vietnam and ultimately into a limited international conflict. The United States and some other countries supported South Vietnam by supplying troops and munitions, and the USSR and the People? s ...
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2,682 words? ? Lyndon B. Johnson? ? s Decision Not to Declare War in Vietnam? ? The Vietnam War is truly one of the most unique wars ever fought by the Unites States or by any country. It was never officially declared a war. It had no official beginning or an official end. It was fought over 10, 000 miles away in a virtually unknown country. It is a classic story of good guys versus bad, communism versus freedom, and a constant struggle for stability. America? ? s attempt to aid the cause of freedom was a ...
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3,784 wordsBy the late 1960 s, the conflict in Vietnam had escalated to a limited war involving approximately half a million military personnel and billions of dollars a year. The American presence in Indochina had steadily increased from the Truman administration to Kennedys decision to initiate greater American involvement in 1961. The peak of 543, 000 American forces was achieved in 1969 and was the culmination of US aid to the nation of South Vietnam. The US policy since the beginning of the Cold War h...
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