During the Vietnam War, United States involvement was for personal reasons and fear of communism. Neither the United States or the Soviet Union should have been involved. The War was just used as a cover up for the actual silent, passive aggressive war between the United States and the Soviet. The Vietnam war was started by the North “Viet Cong” and their desire to unify Vietnam under communist rule. The South was against communism, making tensions grow until eventually, a war broke out on November 1, 1955. Five years later in the 1960s, the war was escalated with the involvement of foreign countries. While the North was supported by its communist allies such as China and the Soviet Union. The South was supported by the United States of America. The Americans wanted to halt or prolong the spread of communism. The “domino theory” compelled the U.S. to get involved as soon as possible because if not, the rest of Asia would fall to communism like “dominoes”. The U.S. involvement only started with Eisenhower administration when Vietnam split in half. This action of the United States was only for their own well being and their main goal was not for the good of Vietnam. During this time period the Vietnamese had just united and established the state of Vietnam. The war ended up lasting 9 years with long periods of bitter guerrilla warfare in the rugged jungles of Vietnam which would eventually result in the victory of the North and longed unification of Vietnam
The Vietnam War began in 1954 after years of conflict stretching back to the 1940s between the communist regime of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was attempting to make South Vietnam a communist country; since we are a democracy, the United States opposes the views of communist countries, and because we feared the spread of communism the United States became involved as an ally of South Vietnam. The war ended in 1975, resulting in disastrous effects on Vietnam and America. The assertion of the United States in this war rose controversy among Americans, and I disagree with our involvement in the Vietnam War because of the United States’ reasons to fight.
Vietnam War: was a war fought between America and Vietnam. Late 1940s, America was struggling to stop spreading of communism so they involved in the Vietnam war. In 1974, for full independence and the unification of Vietnam, North Vietnam fought with South Vietnam and United States who had been supported the South. After more than 35 wars, South Vietnam accepted the unification under a communist dictatorship. (907-908)
The Vietnam war, also called the Indochina War , may be said to have started in 1957 when Communist-led rebels began mounting terrorists attacks against the government of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). The rebel forces, commonly called the Vietcong, were later aided by troops of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). American combat personnel were formally committed to the defense of the South in 1965. An agreement calling for a ceasefire was signed in January 1973, and by March the few remaining U.S. millitary personnel in Vietnam were withdrawn. However, the war between the two Vietnamese sides persisted inconclusively for two additional years before South Vietnamese resistance
The Vietnam War was a result of the United States’ involvement in the Cold War against the USSR. The main goal of the United States during the Cold War was to contain communism and prevent the USSR from affecting other countries with their communist government. One of the concerns for President Dwight D. Eisenhower was that if communism spread to Vietnam, then other countries in Southeast Asia would become more susceptible to adopting communism. As a result, The United States entered a war in Vietnam, where they supported South Vietnam against the communist government of North Vietnam. The Vietnam War was a failed attempt by the United States to contain communism and support South Vietnam, because after decades of combat, the United States
South Vietnam became detached from the Communist North in 1954. Seeing their opportunities, the Americans decided to make a move against the North Vietnamese “to stop the spread of communism all over south-east Asia” (Trueman). They mainly targeted the third-world nations around their mighty Communist enemy, the Russians. The competition started between the two parties
The Korean War was the beginning of the Cold War and it was a three-year conflict which began on the 25th of June, in 1950. The North Korean Communist army exploded the border of the South Democratic Korea, using Soviet tanks, in order to surpass the thirty-eighth parallel (Kennedy 614). Not long after the conflicts in Korea, the Vietnam War began in 1955, however, the United States joined in 1964 (“Vietnam War”). The Vietnam War was a twenty-year battle, between the North and the South, which began when a North Vietnamese communist party, the Viet Cong, wanted to reunite the North and South Vietnam, after the partition in 1954 (“Vietnam War”). Both of the conflicts resulted in the
The Vietnam War began in 1954 and came to an end in 1975. It was a conflict that set in opposition the communist regime of North Vietnam and the Viet Cong
The Vietnam War began with the South against the North in Vietnam. The U.S. started off helping the South as allies, but soon were involved in the war against the North more than they had ever thought they would have been. On August 2, 1964 the USS Maddox was covering for the south in the international waters of the Tonkin Gulf. The North saw this and quickly reacted. They saw the U.S. as enemies and were not afraid to attack.
The Vietnam War began in 1959. Five years earlier the country had split in two, the northern half ruled by the communist Ho Chi Minh and the southern half ruled by Ngo Ding Diem under a democratic
Let’s start from the beginning, the start of the Vietnam War started way before the fighting and war actually happened. The start of the Vietnam War really started at the end of WWII. Tension grew between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union were a communist government, and the United States was very firmly against that. The United States had a fear of communism growing and that sparked the urge to get our foot in the door, and stop it. (Vietnam at War, Bradley) Northern Vietnam was also a communist government which of course meant they sided with the Soviet Union, which means we did not agree with North Vietnam. South Vietnam was not a communist government and they did not agree with the rules and the intentions of North Vietnam. This is where problems began.
It is believed that the Cold War, began due to the containment policy not being followed that United States created. The containment policy was to help contain communism from spreading and North Vietnam was communist and tried to take South Vietnam; and United States believed they had to backup and support South Vietnam.
The war started after a disagreement in 1954 between communist North Vietnam and anti-communist South Vietnam. USA feared that if North Vietnam won the war communism would spread to nearby countries and to prevent that from happening they decided to help South Vietnam.
“The Vietnam war was a costly and very long conflict that eroded the communist regime of North Vietnam and its allies against the South Vietnam and its ally, us the United States of America (Unknown Source).” The Vietnam War began on the eve of 1959, causing a struggle between two of our major national forces. These two forces were attempting to unify the country the both love, Vietnam.
The conflict in Vietnam for the United States started when President Dwight D. Eisenhower went along with the domino theory and sent in military advisors in South Vietnam to stop the communist movement from taking place in South Vietnam. The Vietnam conflict was between the communist’s and the United States. North Vietnam was led by Ho Chi Minh, and Ho Chi Minh led the Viet Cong, a guerilla group to help spread communism. The United States were supporters of the South Vietnam because they wanted them to maintain their government rather than falling to the domino theory of communism. After Eisenhower’s term ended John F. Kennedy became president and took control of the situation of Vietnam but on November 22, 1963, Kennedy was