The War Of The Vietnam War Essay

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Vietnam War is one of the wars that United States of America was a part of during the cold war to fight against the communism. Frdrick Dowes throghout his book says that this war was a surprise to him and he didnt expect so much brutality to happen. The war lasted for more than 20 years from 1954-1975 according to encyclopeadia britanicca and was one of the biggest indochina wars.The war itself had many casualties that even caused uprisings in the homefront. There are still veterans who have not mentally and emotionally made it home because of the autrocities that happend from the vietnam war. When we look into this timefreme of the United States history we can see that the war was a serious loss to America and its allies during the war.Many reasons have been said about the failures of the American troops abroad but specifically the reasons before the tet offencive because of the fault in logistical readiness , not understanding the enemy, and finally not understanding the enemies other than combatants.
The history of this war can be dated back to the ending of the French dominion over Vietnam. After the french rule and through some negotiations at the geneva conference, Vietnam was divided into two countries. Above the 17th paralle becoming North vietnam under the leader of Ho Chi Minh, and below the 17th parelle became South Vietnam. South Vietnam through the help of United States established Ngo Dhin Diem as the new premier and later declaring himself the president of…

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