Vietnam War Essay

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The Vietnam War was a complex conflict that involved the French, Vietnamese, and Americans, with the Viet Minh and Viet Cong using guerilla warfare tactics to gain independence from foreign control. Despite America's efforts to stop the spread of communism, they eventually realized that the war was pointless, resulting in the fall of South Vietnam and a severe impact on civilians throughout the country. The war demonstrated strong guerilla warfare tactics, along with western warfare strategies.
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Vietnam was long controlled by the French, ever since September 1 1858, and would eventually leave June 9 1885. The French had gained control of Vietnam making it feel like “home” and modeling major cities in France like Paris. The …show more content…

They were professionals in guerilla warfare, and the organization was founded by Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh launched a guerilla warfare attack against the French that was named the First Indochina War. Ultimately, the Viet Minh, under the leadership of General Vo Nguyen Giap, decisively defeated the French at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in May 1954. After gaining independence from the French, Ho Chi Minh would become corrupt, and turn Vietnam communist. From this, south vietnam arose, deciding that they needed to become democratic again. America wanted to stay completely neutral during this conflict, and did not want to turn against Ho Chi Minh, the man that they helped years …show more content…

China would provide the uniform, and the Soviet Union was a big provider in weapons for North Vietnam. China and the Soviet Union thought that it could be beneficial if they could spread communism throughout Europe and hopefully the world. Chinese aid to north Vietnam was an estimated amount of 20 billion dollars from 1950-1970. The Soviet Union delivered food, gasoline, transportation equipment, steel, iron, other metals, arms, and ammunition. With this, it gave the North Vietnamese a fighting chance, and would eventually lead them to win the

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