Communism In The United States During The Vietnam War

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The year was 1945 and World War II had ended and America’s economy was just starting to build momentum. The country of Vietnam on the other side of the world was divided by a political treaty after World War II. The North being backed by China and the U.S.S.R and the South being backed by the United States. The 17th parallel was the dividing line that separating the country into North and South Vietnam.(779) America was in the early stages of the Cold War with U.S.S.R. and did not want to see the spread of Communism in South Vietnam. So the United States had placed military advisers to help South Vietnam as they fought to keep the Vietcong out of their country. In 1964, the USS Maddox was attacked by the Vietcong’s torpedo boats in the …show more content…
Located in Laos and Cambodia, this trail was used to transport ammunition and food from the north to the south. America had done bombing runs on North Vietnam, thinking that this would stop them from continuing the War. The bombing raids in North Vietnam would target ammunition and manufacturing factories. Once again this did not work and the war continued on longer than American Government expected. If American forces would have bombed the Ho Chi Minh Trail from the start of the war and continued the raids, they could have stop the transportation of the supplies from the north to the South. The situation with this trail was that American forces could not advance into Cambodia and or Laos on foot. But America were allowed to fly planes which could have done bombing raids. No matter how hard you hit the Vietcong they would just retreat back into Laos or Cambodia and regroup, reload and get supply’s and rested. This would wear the Americans down because they would chase the Vietcong as they retreated in to Cambodia. The U.S. Army should have chased the Vietcong down even if it meant going into Laos or Cambodia. These actions tied the hands of the soldiers which in return drove the morale down once

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