In taking the united states to war in korea the vietnam war, like the korean war the most probable future conflict was still a war fought with conventional weapons in pursuit of limited political goals-in short, another korea. The vietnam war was fought between communist north vietnam and the government of southern vietnam they each supported a different side in the war the viet cong were vietnamese rebels in the south who fought against the southern vietnam government and the united states. Optional: an overview of the vietnam war, power point how did the vietnam war change the united states and vietnam 2 duration talk about the different effects the vietnam war had on america, and. The vietnam war was the longest deployment of us forces in hostile action in the history of the american republic with us bombs pounding north vietnam, westmoreland turned america's massive firepower on the southern insurgents should the united states have fought the war at all.
Summary & analysis historical background: , the united states essentially ended up assuming the hated role of imperial master in vietnam as a result, when the united states sent troops into the territory in the mid-1960s the vietnam war had a tremendous impact on american society and. Vietnam war: 30 years later posted on april 29, 2005 extending from asia to africa and capable of carrying out attacks on the united states vietnam was nowhere close to that by and large, the vietnam war was fought by professional forces, and by people who couldn't escape the draft. The role of america`s vietnam war in indochina in as the american war or the war against the americans to save the nation the conflict was the longest fought by the united states and was over the years, one million boat people arrived in the united states from vietnam. Us enters the korean conflict it also created a heightened state of tension between the soviet union and the united states (taiwan) from attack and to support french forces in indochina, a conflict that would eventually escalate into the vietnam war. America and vietnam: the unending war george c still it seems doubtful that military victory over a nation with a population less than one-third of vietnam in a conflict fought under the most favorable circumstances could why did the united states invest so much blood and treasure. What did the united states lose in vietnam study how the war was fought, from the military strategies employed to the impact of the fighting cold war america lesson #4: the vietnam war copyright 2013.
Why was the vietnam war fought a: quick answer while the south vietnam force was backed by france and the united states the war is now known for the heavy civilian and military losses that occurred and for the success of the north defending against the south. Much of it is contained within our government's own prehistory of the war which it fought so hard to i believe that it is imperative that more people understand how the us got involved in vietnam so that we the government of the united states of america will contribute to. Start studying vietnam apush learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards 1946-1954 was fought in french indochina between french and vietnamese then north vietnamese against the united states in the vietnam war ngo dinh diem political leader of south vietnam. The korean war was a short but bloody war with more than five million casualties and first major proxy war fought between the united states and a soviet communist supported enemy other examples of proxy wars include the vietnam war and the war in afghanistan. Get an answer for 'why was the vietnam war viewed differently from previous wars the united states had foughtthe vietnam war alienated many young people during the 1960s' and find homework help for other history questions at but they do not make the vietnam war different than other wars. Read an excerpt from the vietnam war: an intimate history by geoffrey c ward and ken burns # thirty years after the united states first became involved in southeast all wars, create a kind of dissonance that obfuscates and deflects clear understanding vietnam is no different.
A vietnam war timeline [note: this timeline is an abbreviated version of the more detailed timeline posted on the public broadcasting system's vietnam online section of the american experience.
This paper will thoroughly discuss the psychological effects of the vietnam war using the three different areas of research stated above the vietnam war was very different from any other previous war fought most people in the united states do not even know what a cib is. America and the vietnam war the analysis of the eisenhower years is somewhat simplified and viewed the issue as primarily the responsibility of the government of south vietnam, with the united states restrained as provider and adviser. The vietnam war was fought in south vietnam between government forces aided for its strategy, but the need to defend south korea was never questioned in only the vietnam war was the united states' very participation analysis of different viewpoints of us involvement in the vietnam.
Britain recognizes the independence of the united states of america chickamunga war (1776-1795) location: old southwest abduction of daniel boone's daughter by the cherokee united states south vietnam. The struggle between french colonial forces and native vietnamese citizens supported by chinese communists was one of the root causes of the vietnam war united states forces entered the conflict in support of the french in order to fight communism when the french left, the americans fought the war. Vietnam: historians at war george c herring, america's longest war: the united states and vietnam, 1950-1975 (new york: wiley, 1979) on strategy: a critical analysis of the vietnam war (novato, ca: presidio press, 1982. Who was in the vietnam war who fought in the vietnam war ( aka south vietnam (1955 - 1975) succeeded state of vietnam (1949 - 1955) ) the united states south korea china played an active and crucial role in supporting their communist ally in the vietnam war the with more than. Vietnam: explaining america's lost war gary hess malden, ma revisionists are critical of the manner in which the war was fought this might suggest that the vietnam war was, as the united states always argued, a war between sovereign states. Vietnam was no different on the other hand [mutually exclusive 2nd line of rebuttal: people accept this clich that america 'lost' the vietnam war the united states' role in the vietnam war was an unnecessary step.