The War Of Vietnam And The Vietnam War

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The war in Vietnam is The United States and other capitalist bloc countries supported South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam) against the support by the Soviet Union and other socialist bloc countries of North Vietnam (Democratic Republic of Vietnam) and the "Vietcong" of war. Which occurred during the Cold War of Vietnam (main battlefield), Laos, and Cambodia. This is the biggest and longtime war in American history during the 1960s (Best 2008). It is also the most significant war after World War II. However,The United States defeat in the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, the United States is not involved in the war rapidly like the war in Korea, but fall into a quagmire slowly. From Truman to Johnson began to intervene in affairs of Vietnam into the war entirely, the decision by the four-term presidents, during the 15 years. Until today, the Vietnam War is far-reaching for the United States (Best 2008).

Based on cold war background, The United States supports the French aggression in Vietnam at first, the Geneva meeting means the failure of the French invasion of Vietnam in 1954 (Lawrence & Logevall 2007). US strategic centers in Europe, the Soviet Union and China supported communist and the revolution storm rolled in Southeast Asia such as Indochina, Burma and Malaya (Herring 1991). Depend on the Eisenhower’s "domino theory", Southeast Asia is really important to the United States (Schulzinger 1997). If Communist Party control of any one country in the region, it will have a ripple…

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