What Factors Led To The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War was an extensive and expensive war between the Communist regime of North Vietnam and South Vietnam, known as Viet Cong. The United States were allies with South Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh was the founder of the Indochina Communist Party and the prime minister and leader of North Vietnam. His Communist party was called the Viet Minh. Ngo Dinh Diem was the first President of South Vietnam. He was not in favor of Communism.
The war started on November 1, 1955 and ended on April 30, 1975. Even thought the war officially started in 1955, there were numerous factors that were taking place prior to this. During World War II, Japan occupied Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh decided to fight Japan and French colonial administration. Japan eventually backed
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Numerous events led up to the tedious war. Americans fought a tough war to contain or halt Communism. Even though the Vietnam War is over, soldiers and citizens are still being affected by it today. Lessons are being learned from the war. Independence meant a lot to North Vietnam. They have been fighting for true independence for a while. In 1919, Ho Chi Minh had proposed an eight-point program for Vietnam, but this did not mean true independence for North Vietnam. The eight-point program summoned substantial equality, basic freedoms and representation in the colonial government. Ho Chi Minh continued his goal of a truly independent Vietnamese state and Communism. He wanted his troops from North Vietnam to fight hard for what they wanted. South Vietnam and the United States also fought hard for what they believed in. On the alternative side, South Vietnam and the United States were trying to stop the Domino Effect. Once one country was communist, they would continue to spread Communism and it would be indomitable. Ngo Dinh Diem told Americans he was anti-Communism. The United States decided to assist him during the war because they had the same beliefs. The United States have seen containment during the Korean War. Even though Communism was not stopped during the Korean War, they believed with more assistance, it would be possible. North Vietnam was trying to provoke South Vietnam and the United States by leading with Communism …show more content…
North Vietnam wanted to destroy the embassy. They broke into the concrete fence in the sidewall. None of the people in the embassy realized that they had broken in. Although the raiders made it in, none of the raiders made it out. They were killed within five hours of entering. The raiders were excessively armed with rocket launchers and explosives. North Vietnamese troops were also hiding in buildings. Once they were found, they were killed or captured. The Battle of Saigon continued on for more than five days. The Viet Cong was everywhere. The best way to take them down was to get on top of roofs and shoot from there. Many of the North Vietnamese troops were eliminated during the Battle of Saigon. Even though many were eliminated, the Viet Cong still found strength to continue fighting for what they wanted. In order for the United States to fight against the North Vietnamese, they relied on the

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