The Vietnam War Was The War Essay

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During the1950s North Vietnam was controlled by the Viet Cong (a National Liberation Front.) The Viet Cong were bullying South Vietnam, trying to make them a communist. Most of society will not stand up for the weaker person in a bully situation. The United States is not most of society; they believe you mess with someone your own size. Many people have different views on the Vietnam War: was the war necessary, was the war worth all the sacrifices of American troops lives, what was the United States moral obligation to oppose communism, and what ethics did the Presidents of the United States abide by when fighting Vietcong.
The Vietnam War was the longest war in United States History. The war officially started on November 1, 1955 and concluded on April 30, 1975. There were three total presidents who served during this war, John F. Kennedy who sent American soldiers overseas to Vietnam in 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson who ordered the first real combat by American troops on the Vietcong, and Richard Nixon who issued a ceasefire in 1973 ending the war. Throughout the Vietnam War America spent billions of greenbacks and lost nearly 60,000 American lives.
Beginning in 1955, with the help of America massive amounts of U.S. military, political, and economic aid, the Government of the Republic of Vietnam (GVN or South Vietnam) was born. “The purpose of this offer is to assist the Government of Vietnam in developing and maintaining a strong, viable state, capable of resisting attempted

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