A few reasons that caused the United States to be allied with South Vietnam are communism, Truman Doctrine, and reunification. The Vietnam War started in 1954. According to The Vietnam War: an intimate history, it states: “Ho Chi Minh and Ngo Dinh Diem, the two best-known Vietnamese leaders of the Vietnam War era, have long been viewed as polar opposites” (Ward and Burns 44). Ho was a representation of communism while Ngo is anticommunist. Ho ruled the North while Ngo ruled the South.
Thousands of newspapers and television displayed the horrors of the war causing protests in the US. Most importantly My Lai massacre which killed approximately 504 innocent women, children, and men who were allegedly Viet Congs. This revelation shocked the whole world especially the US. Additionally, Viet Congs were supported by other countries such as China, Russia, as well as neighboring countries near Vietnam that helped them transport supplies through the Ho Chi Minh trail, unlike the US who also lost the support of its own people and
The country then was under the control of the Chinese and French. The Viet Minh led the fight for independence against the Chinese and French led by Ho Chi Minh. After the fight for independence the Viet Minh started to disappear and lose power prominently because of their failure to unify the South. To replace them the Viet Cong had emerged from the North which would benefit North Vietnam in their fight against South Vietnam and the United States. The Viet Cong eventually lost power and disappeared as well after the war when both the South and North unified.
However, the meeting did not happen. Ho Chi Minh formed his Viet Minh communist union in a cave near China’s border, called Pác Bó in 1941, originally this union goal was to fight the Japanese. This resistant league were sent to the South secretly through Truong Son trail to train and aid the guerrillas preparing to attack the South’s government. They blended into the South civilian community and spread communism under good intentions. In the South, Ngo Dinh Diem, who was born and raised in a Roman Catholic family.
The Unites States bombing campaign was one of the reasons the North Vietnamese troops were pushed further into Cambodia. As much as Cambodia wanted to remain neutral in the Vietnam War, they could not avoid it. When the United States and North Vietnamese came to a cease fire and formed a peace treaty the U.S pulled out their troops, but they left with an ongoing war between the Cambodian citizens and their government. The disputes with the government led to the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge were brutal and harsh killed millions in efforts to reconstruct Cambodia.
The Vietnam War, which lasted from 1954–1975, is one of the most intriguing examples of foreign policy in American history and is notable for being one of the few wars where the U.S. was not the victor, as well having one of the strongest Anti-War movements the nation has seen (). After 1954, Vietnam, which had previously been a French Colony, was split apart during the negotiation for the Indochina Wars, with the northern Democratic Republic of Vietnam led by the Vietnam Communist Party, and the southern State of Vietnam, soon to be the Republic of Vietnam, eventually led by Ngo Dinh Diem (britannica 2). While the United States had already played a role in getting Diem elected, President Eisenhower would continue to provide South Vietnam with
According to History.com, the beginnings of the Vietnam War began during World War II. During the world war the Japanese had invaded Vietnam, and to resist this action the French Colonial Administration, led by Ho Chi Minh, formed the league for the independence of Vietnam. After the allies defeat in 1945, Japan retreated and gave up its control in Vietnam. Ho saw this as an opportunity and seized control of Hanoi and then declared a democratic republic of Vietnam, naming himself president. Emperor Bao saw this as an attack and then sought other ways to try and regain control of that region.
Minh’s upbringing inside the Imperial City was shaped by the Nguyen Dynasty’s anticolonial sentiment, which held slight control inside the citadel until 1945. The recapture of Minh’s hometown would have been as significant to him as Stalingrad was to Stalin. With the Vietnam War in a stalemate, Ho Chi Minh intended to ignite a revolution against the American foreign influence. The ability to refute the American impression that the war was coming to an end was a key consideration while shaping of the Tet Offensive. It is for this reason, that Huế became an important objective.
Although the English language is growing increasingly more dominant and spreading all over the world, it is strongly impracticable that English become the second language in Vietnam since it results in deeply influenced original culture in Vietnam, the obvious imbalance incompetence among residents and the practical difficulties in the completion of the Vietnamese education system. The first reason why it is unfeasible that English become the second language in Vietnam is the residents are profoundly influenced by original culture. The Vietnamese are proud of their long-standing culture, especially their language so, they cannot adapt easily a new language. “Despite more than a millennium of Chinese occupation, the Vietnamese retained a strong and separate identity.” Pamela LaBorde said. However ,next to great cultures, people in Vietnam have the unacceptable one which is the habit of criticizing others and particularly, when someone speaks English not well.