War In Vietnam Southeast Asia
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Ho Chi Minh Henry Cabot Lodge
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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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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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 U S Government
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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President John F Kennedy South Vietnam
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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History On The United Involvement In Vietnam War
1,655 wordsThis paper will examine the history of united states Vietnam involvement during 1964 to 1968 it will emphasize the evolution of the national policy and objectives during that period. The Vietnam War twisted out to be Americans longest war with massive commitment of men and material, but most consider it a failure for the United States. The Vietnam War resulted in the deaths of more than 50, 000 American and serious loss national reputation. Vietnam had an intense and negative effect on Americans...
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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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North Vietnam Peace Talks
577 wordsUnlike conventional wars, the war in Vietnam had no defined front lines. Much of it consisted of hit-and-run attacks, with the guerrillas striking at government outposts and retreating into the jungle. In the early 1960 s some North Vietnamese troops, however, began to infiltrate into South Vietnam to help the Vietcong, and supplies sent to Hanoi from the USSR and China were sent south down the so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail. The war began to escalate in the first week of August 1964, when North Vi...
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Ho Chi Minh Tet Offensive
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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Ho Chi Minh Chi Minh City
1,956 wordsDevelopment of Vietnam in the Last Three Decades The Vietnam War as we all know has devastation effects on the country and its people. Lives are forever changed because of it. All wars start out when two sides have differences and Vietnam was no different. It started because France and a Vietnam leader, Ho Chi Minh, had a difference in opinion about the type of government Vietnam should have. Vietnam wasnt as different as it was to Vietnam today. Before the war, the French conquered Vietnam for ...
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U S Military Vietnamese Troops
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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Cuban Missile Crisis Lyndon B Johnson
1,847 wordsJFK IN VIETNAM From the 1880 s until World War II, France governed Vietnam as part of French Indochina, which also included Cambodia and Laos. The country was under the formal control of an emperor, Bao Dai. From 1946 until 1954, the Vietnamese struggled for their independence from France during the first Indochina War. At the end of this war, the country was temporarily divided into North and South Vietnam. North Vietnam came under the control of the Vietnamese Communists who had opposed France...
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996 wordsThe Vietnam War was a military struggle starting in 1959 and ending in 1975. It began as an attempt by the Vietcong (Communist Guerrillas) to overthrow the Southern Vietnam Government. This research paper will discuss the Vietnam War, US involvement in this war, and significant battles. Following the surrender of Japan to the Allies in August 1945, Vietminh guerrillas seized the capital city of Hanoi and forced the abdication of Emperor Bao Dai. On September 2 they declared Vietnam to be indepen...
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U S Involvement Lyndon B Johnson
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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Tonkin Gulf Vietnam War
1,869 wordsPresident Lyndon B. Johnsons immediate advocacy of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, acting as head of state, influenced Congress to unintentionally give him a blank check in conducting the Vietnam War. Johnsons accusation of unjustified attacks on American ships by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin led to the resolutions nearly unanimous passage in Congress three days later. Although with the passage of time the certainty of these attacks has come into question, President Johnson through his...
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U S Military North Vietnam
590 wordsThe Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. It began as a determined attempt by Communist society (called Vietcong) in the South, backed by Communist North Vietnam, to overthrow the government of South Vietnam. The struggle widened into a war between South Vietnam and North Vietnam and eventually into an international conflict. The United States and about 40 other countries supported South Vietnam by supplying troops and munitions for their fight, and the USSR an...
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Dien Bien Phu Ho Chi Minh
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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