The Vietnam War Of Vietnam

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As many know the United States defeat in Vietnam was colossal and could have been completely avoided by doing a few particular things differently. What took place in the Vietnam War when the United States was defeated by the North Vietnamese forces was a devastation to say the least. North Vietnam was in action for the cause of rolling out communism into South Vietnam. The United States was supporting the opposition of stopping the spread of communism to South Vietnam and the world while also encouraging democracy. Although the United States had what was considered one of the most well built and functioning armies in the world, they fell in the war in Vietnam because they did not have much of the nation’s approval and the North Vietnamese were familiar with the terrain and they were banded together to fight for a cause they strongly believed in, communism.
The United States participation in Vietnam grew intensely in 1956 when France, who was in favor of and supported the North Vietnamese, left Vietnam (“Vietnam War Timeline”). France began a war in Vietnam that they were not able to complete so the United States hopped on the saddle. “The Vietnam War was the legacy of France 's failure to suppress nationalist forces in Indochina as it struggled to restore its colonial dominion after World War II” (The U.S. Army in Vietnam). The United States was battling the spread of communism by joining up with the South Vietnamese troops. Supporting the North Vietnamese forces…

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