The vietnam war ended in 1975 with the fall of saigon this act removed the threat of air strikes should north vietnam break the terms of the accords shortly after the act's passage, north vietnam began a limited offensive in phuoc long province to test saigon's resolve. Today marks another significant date in the vietnam war: the fortieth anniversary of the fall of saigon to mark that anniversary, here are forty quotes that tell the story of the vietnam war all men are created equal they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights among these are. 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 itself had fought hard for her independence since wwii - a long series of almost continuous wars for over thirty years, against the the result of the vietnam war was a lot of dead people for no good reason after that a lot more people who simply served their country when asked to, got stabbed. Vietnam war facts, the vietnam war is one of the most well known wars to happen after both world war one and world war two the vietnam is also the war that many do not understand because the information given in the media is usually incorrect and full of bias facts.
The history of the vietnam war often gets boiled down to who won and who lost although it's a very complex subject, this article tries to it is not as simple as saying that one side or another won the vietnam war because to do so indicates that one does not understand the nature of the conflict and. Vietnamwarnet educational, entertainment, and research material relevant to the study of the vietnam war. Vietnam war ppt by springirving 10257 views vietnam war, causes and effects guy by the unquiet libra 24 presidential personalitieslyndon johnson saw the vietnam war as a test of his mettle, as a southerner and as a man.
Throughout the course of the vietnam war there was no greater hawk on capitol hill than united states senator barry goldwater (1909 - 1998) in the attached interview from 1966 the senator chastises president johnson for failing to seize the initiative and correctly predicted that if the. The vietnam war united states in vietnam 1945-1975 comprehensive timelines with quotes and analysis. According to history learning site, some cons of the vietnam war included its bloody guerrilla warfare, the loss of innocent lives, the draft-- which removed men's choice to serve-- and the belief that it was not the united states' war to fight in contrast, there was a compelling argument that the war. Before world war two, vietnam had been part of the french empire during the war, the country had been overrun by the japanese when the japanese retreated, the people of vietnam took the opportunity to establish their own government lead by ho chi minh. The vietnam war and the story behind the pictures of hanoi's communist takeover life photographer howard sochurek witnessed the moment when hanoi was given burrows' 1968 photo essay on 12-year-old amputee tròn featured some defining images of the vietnam war.
The vietnam war is still the most photographed and filmed conflict of all time, when photojournalists (and tv journalists) had unrestricted access to the battlefield—in south vietnam, that is—bringing the war into many living rooms worldwide some of the images have been carved into collective memory. Most american wars have obvious starting points or precipitating causes: the battles of lexington and concord in 1775, the capture of fort sumter in 1861, the attack on but there was no fixed beginning for the us war in vietnam the united states entered that war incrementally, in a series of steps. Vietnam war synonyms, vietnam war pronunciation, vietnam war translation, english dictionary definition of vietnam war n a protracted military conflict between south vietnam, supported by united states forces, and communist north vietnam the war resulted in a north. Definition and summary of the vietnam war summary and definition: the vietnam war (november 1, 1955 - april 30, 1975) was america's longest the north vietnamese sought the reunification of the two countries under communism the united states, in line with their policy of containment during. The vietnam war is considered to be one of the most important events in the history of the united states this event influenced the lives of millions of americans because many citizens of the united.
Jun 23 - vietnam is recognized as the longest war the united states of america has been in, ever nov 6 - richard millhouse nixon is elected as the 37th president of the united states he defeated hubert humphrey (democrat) and george wallace (independent. Tell me about the vietnam war crimes working group and the documents that you found i was working on a project on post-traumatic stress the most infamous were at a prison island called con son there were men and women who were imprisoned for sometimes years on end without ever. Viet cong veterans now admit the effectiveness of the operation phoenix teams, who carried out large numbers of targeted the war did tremendous, lasting damage to the fabric and environment of the vietnamese country 20 million gallons of agent orange, along with large amounts of other defoliants.
A history of the vietnam war that features insights from us soldiers, americans who opposed the war, vietnamese critics consensus: the vietnam war revisits a dark chapter in american history with patience, grace, and a refreshing -- and sobering -- perspective informed by those who fought. 16 reviews of the vietnam war served in nam 67 - 69 me kong delta to hamburger hill 27th and 86th engineer battalions introduction the battle of ap bac used to be a little known, or understood, battle of the vietnam war neil sheehan brought it to prominence in his 1989 epic, a bright shining.
The vietnam war premieres sunday, sept 17, 8 pm in an immersive narrative, ken burns and lynn novick tell the epic story of the vietnam war as it has never-before been told on film. The vietnam war was a military conflict in which communist forces of the democratic republic of vietnam (drv or north vietnam) and the indigenous effort to unify vietnam into a single state that would be based on communist ideology the chief cause of the war cause was ho chi minh's desire. Visiting vietnam war sites is a memorable part of any trip to vietnam we will begin the tour in south vietnam and work our way north through historic war sites of interest the war remnants museum in saigon should be a priority stop for anyone interested in the history of the vietnam war. [summary]what were the pros and cons of the vietnam war cons: one of shameful parts in america history pro:we cannot lose in vietnam the iraq war: 10 years later: cqr as the world marks the 10th anniversary of the us-led invasion of iraq, the war is fast fading from the memories of many.