How Did Ho Chi Minh Fight In Vietnam

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The US Government became involved in the Vietnam Conflict during the First Indochina war which coincided with the end of WWII and the withdrawal of Japanese forces from the region. Prior to Japanese occupation Vietnam was under the control of France and was to be returned to France following the Potsdam conference. Political decisions throughout the 1940s, 50s, and 60s as well as the defeat of the French Military by the Communist Viet Minh led to U.S. ground troop entry into the Second Indochina War (Vietnam) during the mid-1960s. (Spector, n.d.).
Following the Potsdam Conference in July of 1945 and the surrender of Japanese forces in September of 1945 the whole of Vietnam was to be under the control of France as it was prior to Japanese occupation. (Governments of the United States, China, and Great Britan, n.d.). Following the defeat of the Japanese forces during WWII Ho Chi Minh
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became involved in the Vietnam conflict immediately following WWII, through the OSS we backed Ho Chi Minh in removing Japanese occupied forces from the region. We then shifted our focus to supporting the French in regaining control of Vietnam and preventing the spread of Communism throughout the region. Trying to stem the spread of power of the Communist Ho Chi Minh that we had assisted in gaining control of the region. We were instrumental in the signing of the Geneva Accords, and in the backing of the government of President Diem. After we realized that President Diem was not the right leader to bring peace to the region we stood by as a successful coup took place against his government. This coup led to more destabilization in the area, and allowed the North Vietnamese to conduct direct military action against USMACV advisors. We as a nation were unable to withdraw from Vietnam and allow the spread of Communism within the region. This political ideology only left one option, commit a massive U.S. ground force assault on Ho Chi Minh, the ARVN, and the Viet

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