The War Of The Vietnam War Essay

1011 Words Nov 15th, 2016 5 Pages
In March of 1965, one of the most controversial wars in U.S. history began. In an attempt to limit the Soviet Union’s influence from the Cold War, President Lyndon B. Johnson sent the first few U.S. combat troops into South Vietnam to fight the spread of Communism from North Vietnam (Gombosi). With the usage of new chemical weapons and the use of guerrilla warfare, both sides experienced major damage and casualties. The result was the formation of organized resistance and movements pleading for their country to end its involvement. These movements actively changed the country and it’s attitude towards the war and future foreign battles.
The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict in which the communist regime of North Vietnam, Viet Cong, attempted to take control over its southern neighbors. This conflict came from a strong disagreement between the French and Vietnamese in 1950 (U.K. essays). France colonized the Indochina region up until the loss in the first Indochina War. Ho Chi Minh, a revolutionary leader inspired by Marxist-Leninist beliefs, risen a new government body called the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Communist China, however, was interested in claiming Vietnam. In the Geneva Convention of 1954, Vietnam split into its current north and south ‘nations’ (U.K. Essays). North Vietnam was backed by China and the Soviet Union while the South continued its strive for democracy. South Vietnam resisted and accepted help from the US in order to maintain their…

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