The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War began on November 1st, 1955.Vietnam decided to have this war because since a very long time ago, Vietnam wished to have a government that was independent, since it has been for a long period of time, colonized first by China, then France and Japan. The United States started this war as a result of the Cold War. This war is caused by the belief that communism was going to expand through south-east Asia, which is not of great content for the United States, since they hold a capitalist and democratic government. The belief of the spread of communism is called the domino theory or the domino effect. The United States wanted to prevent this spread so badly, that from 1950, the US started to support South Korea, and sent military aids to France, all to help their common worry of the dispersion and escalation of communism. A treaty was signed at a Geneva conference, which made Vietnam no longer a French colony in 1954. This treaty stated the separation of the north communists and the south anticommunists. The loss of that essential regional trading area would encourage Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan to compromise politically with communism. This encouraged the United States to intervene and prevent the domino effect. The Soviet Union and the United states both carried on the fight when it suited them. To support communism, the USSR armed its ally and communist state China.Later on, China armed and equipped North Vietnam in order to fight the Americans.

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