The vietnam war was the longest in us history until the afghanistan war (2002-2014) the war was extremely divisive in the us, europe, australia, and elsewhere because the us failed to achieve a military victory and the republic of south vietnam was ultimately taken over by north vietnam, the vietnam experience became known as the. On his return to vietnam, ho chi minh came to lead the nationalist viet minh, which assisted the united states in the struggle against japanese forces during world war ii 3 after world war ii ho sought to exploit the power vacuum in vietnam, declaring independence in september 1945. An analysis of american propaganda in world war ii and the vietnam war vietnam war as a mistake which resulted in far more harm than good a brief background. The following vietnam war summary is an excerpt from lee edwards and elizabeth edwards spalding's book a brief history of the cold war it is available to order now at amazon and barnes & noble halfway around the world, another cold war conflict was escalating the struggle for control of. 1959 during 1959: a specialized north vietnamese army unit, group 559, is formed to create a supply route from north vietnam to vietcong forces in south vietnam.
Indochina wars: indochina wars, 20th-century conflicts in vietnam, laos, and cambodia, with the principal involvement of france (1946-54) and later the united states (beginning in the 1950s. Originally answered: what role did the soviet union play during the war in vietnam the specific details of the soviet union's total involvement in the vietnam war were never officially reported however soviet support and involvement was significant in both economic aid and the continuous supply of munitions they provided to the democratic. The causes of the vietnam war were derived from the symptoms, components and consequences of the cold warthe causes of the vietnam war revolve around the simple belief held by america that communism was threatening to expand all over south-east asia. Vietnamese history: a chronological outline: kingdom of nan yue encompasses northern area of vietnam along with what are today the two civil war between trinh.
By professor robert k brigham, vassar college the second indochina war, 1954-1975, grew out of the long conflict between france and vietnam in july 1954, after one hundred years of colonial. The accord officially ended the us and its allies' direct involvement in vietnam despite its continued support for south vietnam until the end of the war eventually, the fall of saigon on april 30, 1975 marked the end of the vietnam war and vietnam was reunified as a communist country. An overview of the vietnam war what was the affect of the war on those in vietnam • a brief but clear description of the event.
Shmoop's sources cited for the vietnam war. The vietnam war lasted about 40 years and involved several countries learn about vietnam war protests, the tet offensive, the my lai massacre, the pentagon papers and more. Having one or both parents who served in the republic of vietnam during the vietnam war, or served in certain military units, in or near the demilitarized zone in korea, between september 1, 1967, and august 31, 1971. The vietnam war began in 1959 after the defeat of french colonial forces, grew in 1965 with increased american involvement, and finally ended with the fall of saigon in 1975.
Vietnam and sweden sida evaluation evaluation study of long-term development co-operation between vietnam and sweden known as the vietnam war or american war. Electronic records relating to the vietnam war that were friendly to the allied side during the cambodian war and the vietnam war national police evaluation. 2 the vietnam war: a national dilemma particular course needs we have not attempted to be comprehensive or prescriptive in our offerings, but rather to give you an array of enticing possibilities for in-depth study, at varying. Japan took control briefly during world war ii, and when the war ended with japan's defeat in 1945, ho chi minh, the leader of the vietnamese communist party, declared vietnam an independent nation french attempts to retake vietnam led to war with the communist vietnamese, called viet minh.
Conflict between the two sides intensified in what is known as the vietnam war, who launched a brief incursion into northern vietnam in 1979. Us involvement in the vietnam war: the tet offensive, 1968 in late january, 1968, during the lunar new year (or tet) holiday, north vietnamese and communist viet cong forces launched a coordinated attack against a number of targets in south vietnam. Brief overview imperialism and colonialism the vietnam war has roots in vietnam's centuries of domination by imperial and colonial powers—first china, which ruled ancient vietnam, and then france, which took control of vietnam in the late 1800s and established french indochina. A landmark workthe most complete account to date of the vietnam tragedy -the washington post book world this monumental narrative clarifies, analyzes, and demystifies the tragic ordeal of the vietnam war free of ideological bias, profound in its undertsanding, and compassionate in its.