The second indochina war, 1954-1975, grew out of the long conflict between france and vietnam in july 1954, after one hundred years of colonial rule, a defeated france was forced to leave vietnam. The vietnam war occurred in present-day vietnam, southeast asia it represented a successful attempt on the part of the democratic republic of vietnam (north vietnam, drv) and the national front for the liberation of vietnam (viet cong) to unite and impose a communist system over the entire nation. Talking proud --- military electric goons of “naked fanny” by ed marek, editor march 28, 2011 brief history of the laos war this was a tough section to write.
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) or simply the american war, was a conflict that occurred in vietnam, laos, and cambodia from 1 november 1955 to the fall of saigon on 30 april 1975. The vietnam war pitted communist north vietnam and the viet cong against south vietnam and the united states the war ended when us forces withdrew in 1973 and vietnam unified under communist. Military critics of the war such as col david hackworth, who had four years on the ground in vietnam, still maintain that if south vietnam had survived a few more years, the young leaders who had come of age on the battlefield under american tutelage would have been unbeatable.
Digital history id 2925 vietnam was the longest war in american history and the most unpopular american war of the 20th century it resulted in nearly 60,000 american deaths and in an estimated 2 million vietnamese deaths. The vietnam war was a decade-long struggle that humbled america it has never before been told start to finish purely as a first person military chronicle: the raw, horrifying war as experienced. The vietnam war - a 17-hour us documentary spread over ten episodes, recently broadcast in britain in a truncated form on the bbc - may well be the best such film yet produced on this still-controversial subject.
The vietnam war, fought between the years 1959 and 1975, was, in essence, a struggle by nationalists in the north to unify the nation under a communist government this was a long standing conflict between the two sides that had been occurring for years. The vietnam war (1954–1975) the vietnam war (1954–1975) in 1960, president eisenhower sent hundreds of military advisors to help south vietnam’s struggle against the north a brief history about vietnam, vietnam war and about ho chi min present econ swaraj mishra. Vietnam war us military struggle fought primarily in south vietnam from 1959 to 1975 it began as an attempt by communist guerrillas (the so-called vietcong) in the south, backed by communist north vietnam, to overthrow the government of south vietnam the struggle widened into a war between south vietnam and north vietnam and ultimately into a limited international conflict. Vietnam was a country divided into two by communism in the north and capitalism in the south the vietnam war, fought between the years 1959 and 1975, was, in essence, a struggle by nationalists in the north to unify the nation under a communist government. The vietnam war 1954–1975 1954 • vietminh defeat french • geneva accords signed 1964 impact of this longest war in american history officials had set up a new government in vietnam the vietminh fought back against the french.
The vietnam war, otherwise known as the second indochina war, spanned from 1959 through 1975 and claimed the lives of nearly three million soldier and civilian lives two of the greatest depictions of this war in my opinion were the films we were soldiers and born on the 4th of july. Many anti-vietnam war protesters bought into a narrative that vietnam's history consisted of chinese invasion for 2,000 years and that vietnam was a united country  before modern times scholars in vietnam wanted to copy china's civilization which they perceived as more civilized but since the french introduced nationalism vietnam sought. Stanley karnow's vietnam: a history, provides a decent overview of the history of this country -- dominated for so long by china and then france -- as well as the vietnam war, and the quagmire that the us involvement became. Vietnam war, fought from 1957 until spring 1975, began as a struggle between the republic of vietnam (south vietnam) supported by the united states and a communist-led insurgency assisted by the democratic republic of vietnam (north vietnam.
Vietnam war encarta encyclopedia defines the vietnam war as a military struggle fought in vietnam from 1959 to 1975, involving the north vietnamese and the national liberation front (nlf) in conflict with united states forces and the south vietnamese army. But in 1983, vo nguyen giap and vo bam, north vietnam’s chief strategists during the war, admitted that the country’s communist party decided in 1959 to begin the armed struggle against the saigon government. Vietnam war, (1954–75), a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam and its allies in south vietnam, known as the viet cong, against the government of south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states. In the decades after the departure of the last us combat troops from vietnam in march 1973 and the fall of saigon to communist north vietnamese forces in april 1975, americans have been unable to agree on how to characterize the long, costly and ultimately unsuccessful us military involvement in indochina.
The vietnam war or the second indochina war was a cold war military conflict that occurred in vietnam, laos, and cambodia from 1959 to 30 april 1975 the war was fought between the communist north vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of south vietnam, supported by the united states and other nations[12. The vietnam war, a military struggle fought in vietnam from 1959 to 1975, had begun when communist-led nationalists rose in opposition to the government of south vietnam they sought the reunification of vietnam, which had been temporarily divided in 1954 by the geneva accords. The vietnam war was fought between 1964 and 1975 on the ground in south vietnam and bordering areas of cambodia and laos, and in bombing runs over north vietnam1there were two opposing sides on one side it was a coalition of forces including the united states, the republic of vietnam, australia, new zealand, and south korea.
Vietnam war was a cold war military conflict that occurred in vietnam, laos, and cambodia from november 1, , to april 30, 1975 when saigon fell this war followed the first indochina war and was fought between north vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of south vietnam, sup. You just clipped your first slide clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. Vietnam war, military struggle fought in vietnam from 1959 to 1975 it began as a determined attempt by communist guerrillas (the so-called vietcong) in the south, backed by communist north vietnam, to overthrow the government of south vietnam.