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 communism, Vietnam has undergone a period of obligatory changes, which left my grandfather and the Southern Vietnamese community, no choice but to search for new hope someplace besides Vietnam. This is the story of my grandfather, Hieu Nguyen. The Vietnam War has been recorded as one of the longest wars in American history during the twentieth century. The conflict displayed nearly two million Vietnamese deaths and 6,000 American deaths. In the course of 1945 and 1954, Vietnam was engaged in an anti-colonial war opposing France. “Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh forces decisively defeated the French” (History.com). The French armies were defeated at Dien Bien Phu, which was succeeded by a conference of peace in Geneva. As a result of the conference,…

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