The War Of The Vietnam War

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The vietnam war was a time of tragic events that paved a way in our nation 's history. It was a war between a third-world country and a place that was very well known to you and I, the United States. The Vietnam war was also known as the second Indochina war.
Military struggled, fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975 involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation front in conflict with U.S force and the South Vietnamese army.
The U.S became involved in Vietnam because America policy believed that if the entire country fell under a Communist government, communism would spread throughout Southeast Asia. This belief was known as domino theory. The U.S government therefore helped to create an anti-communist South Vietnam …show more content…

became directly involved. Indochina, which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, was under French colonial rule. The Vietnam communist-nationalist, also known as the Vietminh, fought for their freedom from the French. The French were being murdered, torchered, and were doing little to keep the communist.North Vietnamese out of South Vietnam. The U.S. sent financial aid to France to help them eliminate the communist threat, At the Geneva Conference in 1953.
The major powers tried to come to an agreement on Indochina. There would be a temporary division on the 17th parallel in Vietnam. The Viet Minh would control North Vietnam, and South Vietnam would be ruled under the emperor Bao Dai. There was to be an election held in two years to set up the permanent government. The U.S. did not agree to these terms. After the conference, the U.S. moved to create the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization to protect Indochina from communist aggression. The U.S. supported the new leader Ngo Dinh Diem when he took power in South Vietnam. The National Liberation Front, also known as Viet Cong, was a guerilla group who supported the communist North Vietnamese and opposed to the Diem rule. Most of U.S. soldiers drafted during the Vietnam War were men from poor and working-class families. The least political power sections were mistreated. Actually, American forces in Vietnam included twenty-five percent poor, fifty-five percent working-class, twenty percent middle-class men, but

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