Tet Attack On South Vietnam

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The planned attacks by communist forces inside South Vietnam’s major cities and towns that began around the Vietnamese new year of 1 February 1968. The coordinated attacks from the Vietcong on major urban areas and military bases in the attempt to rouse a popular resistance of the anti-Saigon and American forces. The heaviest contact lasted for three weeks in cities, such as Hue. Both sides took massive causalities, but the large number of loses of the Vietcong led to the PAVN to take the primary role of aggressor against the South. Furthermore, the fighting destabilized the weakened South Vietnamese government, because of large wave of displaced refugees. The largest impact of the Tet Offensive surprise attack was the crumbing American support
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