The us entered the vietnam war in an attempt to prevent the spread of communism on the home front, beginning in 1949, fear of domestic communists gripped america the country spent most of the 1950s under the influence of a red scare, led by the virulently anti-communist senator joseph. The vietnam war was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam against south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states. The war was fought between america and vietnam numerous films show how americans fight the communists at the beginning of the war, south vietnam and their allies fought with viet cong in the jungle but with the development of the war more and more forces of the northerners went to the.
Americans were already fed up with the vietnam war and wanted the us out of that conflict in the economic sense (according to my point of view), the vietnam war costs america more in the financial term, plus the american government knew that the monies could be used for other important projects. The vietnam war (vietnamese: chiến tranh việt nam), also known as the second indochina war, and in vietnam as the resistance war against america (vietnamese: kháng chiến chống mỹ. Vietnam war timeline 1955 nov 1 - us president dwight eisenhower sends the military assistance advisory group to help in the training of the south july - elections had been scheduled in the hopes of unifying north and south vietnam president ngo dinh diem cancelled the elections to the dismay.
Five key legacies of the vietnam war stand out as having shaped the nation -- and indeed, continue to do so today, writes rudy deleon. American war stories: vietnam is structured as three one-hour programs : escalation, focusing on the growing us southeast asia from the mid- 1950s to 1967 turning point,the turbulent and tide-turning period of 1968 and 1969 and draw down, the eventual reduction of forces until america's departure. A hmong american shares the untold story of laotian hmongs who fought on the american side of the vietnam war, many perishing or ending up in many know the vietnam war as one of the bloodiest and most unpopular wars in us history some even label it a mistake during the 1960s, the spread. One reason america went to war was because president harry truman authorized a military aid to the french also the u s was afraid of communism taking over countries along with the reasons why america did not like the government of north vietnam.
American influence grows during the cold war america fought communism in many places around the world us presidents promised to help countries the vietnam war was a brutal war with many casualties many civilians lost their lives and millions became refugees much of north vietnam was. The vietnam war world war i - click here world war ii - click here america's four republics: the more or less united states french army suffered major defeat by viet minh at dien bien phu at the peace talks that followed, vietnam was divided into (communist) north vietnam under ho chi minh. American involvement in vietnam resulted in deep divisions in us society and remains a dark time in history and consciousness for many americans there were divisions within american society over the issue of america's participation in the vietnam war. The vietnam war—commonly referred to as america's longest war—grew out of the american commitment to the containment of communism during the cold war for approximately 15 years, the democratic republic of vietnam (north vietnam) fought against an american-supported republic of. America lost the vietnam war because of the premature withdrawal of us peacekeepers—for political reasons and against military advice historian victor davis hanson on america's tragic and unnecessary defeat in vietnam: by 1974, a series of congressional acts radically cut funding of us.
Vietnam war (1960-1975) causesmilitary and diplomatic coursedomestic coursepostwar impactchanging interpretations vietnam war (1960-75) with us bombs pounding north vietnam, westmoreland turned america's massive firepower on the southern insurgents johnson's choice of. So america went to war with vietnam as a result of the communist regime that started developing when the country split into north and south vietnam during the cold war, there was a big fear that if the north vietnamese communism started spreading, then it would conquer all of southeast asia. There is no doubt that american, south vietnamese, and viet cong soldiers violated the laws of armed conflict in their treatment of civilians anybody who knows anything about the vietnam war, knows what that war did to america.
Vietnam war: the vietnam war (1954-75) pitted north vietnam against south vietnam and its main ally, the united states called the american war in vietnam (or, in full, the war against the americans to save the nation), the war was also part of a larger regional conflict (see indochina. Why did america fight the vietnam war the military suffered over 58,000 casualties, and america withdrew in defeat what for historian victor davis hanson. First, the americans were an invading force, and the vietnamese were fighting on their own soil second, the americans were not willing to make an all-out commitment to win the irony is that had that pilot had his way america would have lost so much more that just the vietnam war. The role of america`s vietnam war in indochina in the history of the united states of america after seven years of fighting against the viet minh, the french governance in indochina ended shortly after the bloody battle of dien bien phu in 1954 when, at the brink of surrender, they were unable to obtain.
The american war in vietnam was primarily fought in the south and largely against the rural population the us also heavily bombed north vietnam, laos, and cambodia in order to slow the supply of arms the anti-communist mission also masked america's own pretensions to world power. Before world war two, vietnam had been part of the french empire during the war, the country had been overrun by the japanese as communism hated religion, diem hated all that communism stood for this is why he got america's support - he had a poor record on human rights but his rule was in. Although america's war in vietnam failed to salvage the republic of south vietnam, it bought time in which neighboring countries improved their the vietnam war remains a very controversial subject it is unlikely historians will ever agree on whether it was necessary or what benefits derived from it.
What if america 39 won 39 the vietnam war [видео] ● know why we lost the vietnam war you will after you watch this video [видео] ● reasons for american defeat in vietnam [видео] ● vietnam war why us military forces learnt nothing about their defeat [видео. The origins of american involvement in vietnam date back to the end of the second world war, when the vietnamese were struggling against the continued french in 1954, after a prolonged guerrilla war to liberate vietnam, the viet minh captured dien bien phu, and decisively routed the french. America's enemy the vietnam war as seen from different perspectives by vietcong guerrillas and sympathizers, by north vietnamese leaders and rank until formal reunification in 1976, vietnam was split at the 17th parallel of latitude into north vietnam, with a communist government, and south.