The Vietnam War Was An Expensive And Fatal Conflict Between The North And South Vietnam

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The Vietnam War was an expensive and fatal conflict between the North and South Vietnam regions. The communist government from the north and their southern allies, the Viet Cong, were heavily against South Vietnam and their benevolent allies, the United States. The main purpose of the Vietnam War was to reassemble the country of Vietnam under the rule of communism. From the perspective of the Viet Cong, the conflict against the South and United States seemed as a colonial strife. During this time of lonesomeness and dismal, Grandpa has been involved in the war, but later moved on with his family to escape the unbearable tragedies that took place in his home country. Since the forces from North Vietnam were massively influenced by…show more content…
In 1956, South Vietnam, along with the help of the Americans, rejected to host coalition elections. Until 1958, guerrilla allies led by the Communist named Viet Cong, were underway to clash with the South government of Vietnam. In an act to help the South’s government, the United States of America deployed 2,000 military advisors, which later increased to 16,300 advisors in 1963. Due to the run down military conditions, South Vietnam forfeited the high-yielding Mekong delta to the Viet Cong. Lyndon Johnson, the 36th U.S. president, intensified the war by calling air strikes on North Vietnam in 1965 and sent ground troops in 1968. “I shall not seek, nor will I accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president” (History.com). During the political campaign at the time, Johnson wanted to focus on peace, but the conflict in Vietnam precipitated pain and distress to him during his last month in the office, which caused him to call in artilleries and ground forces to Vietnam. The Tet Offensive of 1968 by the Northern Vietnamese turned several Americans against the conflict. Richard Nixon, the president after Johnson, recommended Vietnamization, which removed American soldiers and gave South Vietnam greater responsibilities to fight their own war. “In the previous administration, we Americanized the war in Vietnam. In this
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