Vietnam And The Vietnam War

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There are two sides to everything. The Vietnam War changed a lot of people all around the world. The Vietnam War was between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The Vietnam War was a very bloody and violent war. The war was a long and costly-armed conflict. This war changed Vietnam and its citizens forever. During the Vietnam War, North Vietnam and South Vietnam both had received help from other countries. South Vietnam worked with the United States, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. North Vietnam worked with the Soviet Union and China. The Vietnam War started in 1954 and ended in 1975. The Vietnam War started because the North Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam under communist rule. The war was considered a colonial war. In this war, South Vietnam wanted communist rule to stop but North Vietnam wanted there to be communist rule. North Vietnam controlled South Vietnam for many years. North Vietnam drained their resources, they demanded that South Vietnam did most of the fighting, and pay most of the expenses. South Vietnam was more interested in political games but their political leadership and military leadership were both corrupt. In 1955, American President Dwight D. Eisenhower had pledged his support to Ngo Dinh Diem (South Vietnam’s leader) and South Vietnam. With training and equipment from American military and police, Diem’s security forces cracked down on Viet Minh’s supporters. By 1957, the Vietnamese

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