The Causes Of The Vietnam War?

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The Vietnam war was a devastating long war with many conflicts. The war began on November 1, 1955 and ended on April 30, 1975. The war all began because of the communist party that began to rise in Northern Vietnam. The U.S. helped Southern Vietnam fight against the Viet Cong. They also fight against Northern Vietnam to stop communism. American men were also drafted,which heavily impacted families in the U.S. Through research and close examination of events related to the Vietnam War, a person can learn about the mass bloodshed of the people involved and not involved.
Events that caused the Vietnam War
No war is ever easy, especially the Vietnam war. Both sides, American and Vietnamese, faced many problems by climate, terrain, wildlife, and more. They lacked a plan and had no military objectives. On top of that, they had no war front to advance nor have a safe region to defend. In Fact, the “Vietnam conflict was a 360 degree war where soldiers...might encounter attacks, ambushes, and booby traps at any place or time”( The war was between a powerful army and an guerrilla army that liked to attack from the shadows.
Comparing the two war sides, Viet Cong and North Vietnam were more poorly equipped than the American Soldiers, but that didn’t stop them. The Vietnamese were more aware of their surroundings and climate, more so than the Americans. During their eight year war with France, they gained experience with Western weapons and fighting techniques. The

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