If you can figure it out LOL> It’s a big blur to me in there.
I’m writing a report on the Vietnam War. I don’t understand it exactly. For my report, I have to put why it began. Does anyone know why? I know it was after the end of the first Indochina war. Could someone also explain to me what happened in the Indochina war?
Domino Theory, Geneva Convention/Accords, that kinda stuff. Basically, the Domino Theory states that if one country falls to Communism, then the countries around it will fall and so on, so forth. Vietnam was split at… The 17th parallel (I think) because of this Geneva Accord… Thing. In the Truman Doctrine, the US said that we would help any country that was fighting Communism with either financial, military, or economical aid. Therefore, we entered the war, and, by proxy, we were fighting the Soviets, who were the big Communist force at that time (this was one of the proxy wars of the Cold War).
Is that good enough to at least start the paper?
I have a MASSIVE project due in 2 months, and my partner and I have asked some students and teachers to write down questions about the Vietnam War. All my partner and I need is to answer the following questions below . . . if anyone would be so kind as to help us out . . . that would mean the WORLD to us! Please try to answer as many questions as you can . . . THANX GUYZZ! . . .
~*the most importan questions that people have asked are stated below*~
1) Who won the Vietnam War? ~~Americans~~or~~Vietnamese~~
2) Who started the war?
3) When did the war start? (a specific date, please!)
4) When did the Vietnam War end? (also, a specific date, please!)
5) What caused the Vietnam War?
6) About how many total survivers were there in the Vietnam War? (American surviver + Vietnamese survivers=total survivers)
7) About how many people died in the war? (total people of Americans and Vietnamese)
1. The Americans won every military battle – but lost the political war.
2. The Vietnamese started the war by going to with the French back in 1946 to free themselves of French colonial rule. The Americans supported the French financially, and when the French lost in 1954, American sent in advisors in the early 1960s, and military aid to the newly-created “republic of Vietnam (or South Vietnam).
3. There was no official declaration of war – the war changed from the Americans supporting the French to supporting South Vietnam, to American military advisors being killed and killing Vietnamese. American groud troops (Marines) landed in 1965, but the war was well under way by then. No specific date.
4. The war largely came to an end on April 30, 1975, when the North defeated the South, and the country was unified under communist rule.
5. Two things caused the Vietnamese War – Vietnam’s desire to be a unified, and independent country, and America’s desire to not see all of Asia become communist countries. It was the Cold War, the Americans vs the Russians (and Chinese).
6. I cannot give you statistics for the number of SURVIVORS.
7. America’s losses were well over 58,000. The Vietnamese lost many more, an estimate would be 2 million (or more).
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