The Viet Cong : America 's Nightmare Essay

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The Viet Cong: America’s Nightmare The United States has been known as one the world’s greatest powers. The U.S. has earned this title from its strong government, strong economy, technological advances, and it’s strong military. The U.S. is not known to “lose” many of the wars and battles, we have taken part in. Our military is one of the greatest in the world, and is feared by many smaller army units. One military group that didn’t fear the U.S. and stood up against us, is the Viet Cong. The Viet Cong was a guerilla group that fought against South Vietnam and the United States during the Vietnam War. With the support of North Vietnamese forces, the Viet Cong would “strike from the shadows” and compete in acts of guerilla warfare. That is why the Viet Cong is one of the most respected military groups in the history of warfare. The group was started in the mid-1950s as a group of rebels who were opposed to the government of President Ngo Dinh Diem’s South Vietnam. In 1960, the Viet Cong joined forces with the National Liberation Front or the NLF. The Viet Cong became the military arm of the group as they carried out the military acts requested of them by the NLF. By the year 1969, the NLF had joined forces with other Viet Cong controlled groups to form the Provisional Revolutionary Government or PRG. The main goals of the PRG and Viet Cong forces were the overthrow of the South Vietnamese government and the reunification of Vietnam as a whole (“Viet Cong (VC)”).…

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