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Ho Chi Minh Gulf Of Tonkin
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1,514 wordsIn 1949, Mao Zedong led the Peoples Revolution, which established a Communist State in China. Communism has now been introduced to Asia. In this period, after World War II, Communism was a popular ideology being introduced throughout the world. Vietnam was one of the many countries under the threat of Communism. At this time, Vietnam was a French Colony. As time went on tension started to come between the French and the Vietnamese people. As tension increased so did the fighting between the Fren...
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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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628 wordsThe Involvement of U. S. in the Vietnam War is Something to be Condemned The Vietnam War was a military combat 1959 to 1975. The war was between the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) versus the United States and the South Vietnamese army. From 1946 until 1954, the Vietnamese fought for their independence from France during the First Indochina War. At the end of this war, the country separated into North and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was controlled by the Vietnamese Comm...
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2,507 wordsThe Vietnam War is one of the most disgraceful periods in American history. Not only did the greatest superpower in the world get bested by an almost third-world nation, but we lost badly. Perhaps this war could have been won, or even prevented in the first place. The United States could have and should have won this war, with a combination of better weapons usage, better tactics, and better support from their home country. Before the War Even years before the war, Vietnam was a hotly disputed t...
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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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1,280 wordsRobert McNamara In Retrospect Random House New York, 1995 Vietnam had long since been a place of controversy, and where our government focused it? s fear of communism for many years. Throughout the Kennedy and Johnson administrations the government maintained that the war between the Communist north and the south can only be won by the South Vietnamese, and that our military cannot win it for them. It stressed that the fall of South Vietnam to communism would threaten the rest of the western wor...
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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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1,120 wordsThe Second Vietnam War 1960 - 1975 And American The Second Vietnam War 1960 - 1975 And American Involvement August 1954: US National Security Council decided Vietnam Settlement represented " a major forward stride of communism which might lead to the loss of SE Asia" (seeing the conflict in Cold War terms) President Eisenhower agreed to aid the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem. Facts about Diem? s Regime: > Refused to hold reunification talks or hold elections promised under the terms of the Ge...
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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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