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    in 1959, Vietnam was divided into two states at the 17th parallel during the Geneva Conference of 1954. These two states were known as North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The North was governed by a Communist Party and the South was governed by the Republic of Vietnam. Since many of the people in the North feared the persecution from the Communist regime, nearly one million individuals fled for the South. Among these one million individuals was Ky’s family. By moving to the South, Ky’s family had to leave behind their home as well as the relatives who decided to stay in the North. Ky’s parents promised their family that they would eventually come back to their original home in the North once the national and general elections were held; however, this election never occurred due to the South Vietnamese President’s decision to refuse…

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    The Battle of Saigon Fighting in and around Saigon was comparatively brief; however, the mere fact that the NVA and VC were able to mount an attack that far into South Vietnam took almost everyone by surprise. As a result, many important locations within the city limits came under attack and were briefly occupied by Communist forces. These locations included the newly-completed US embassy, the national radio station, and various headquarters for elements of the South Vietnamese military. The…

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    South Vietnam had many of the same desires for freedom as North. Divided by the 17th parallel as also given by the Geneva Agreements of 1954 South Vietnam had many resource advantages over the North. With the richness of the delta’s this gave them access to ports and fishing. The Republic of Vietnam (RVN) or South Vietnam (SV) were allies with the United States and their allies. Like North Vietnam, South Vietnam was seeking full independence, forming a nationalist country. The (RVN) was ruled by…

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    South Vietnam War Thesis

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    During the first few days of August 1964, the United States, an ally of Southern Vietnam, made an accusation that Northern Vietnam had attacked them two times in the Gulf of Tonkin (Treanor 59). The United States was fearing the supremacy of North Vietnam over South Vietnam. South Vietnam had teamed up with the United States in the early months of 1964 for missions along the coast of Northern Vietnam. While these operations were executed by the Vietnamese Navy, they we orchestrated by the CIA…

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    war differently than Eisenhower, "To the Kennedy team, the Vietcong attacks on South Vietnam did not represent a traditional war so much as a quasi-civil conflict characterized by the relatively new phenomenon of guerrilla warfare" (Kissinger 644). This led to the Kennedy administration supporting the idea that in order for South Vietnam to be victorious they needed to become a strong nation socially, politically, economically, and militarily. “In 1961, Kennedy agreed that America should finance…

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    world. There are many reasons why I choose Vietnam to travel but the most common are delicious foods, beautiful landscape, and special culture. Firstly, the most special that attracts foreign visitors to enjoy and remember it. Vietnam has many special dishes with secret recipes. Food was the pride, and the cultures of my country. Vietnamese cuisine mixes meats, vegetables, noodles, and all kinds of seafood spiced with tamarind and dipping sauce. Some famous…

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    It was said that this was a strategy by the president in order irritate North Vietnam which would give him a probable cause to have more involvement in the war. North Vietnam responded by attacking the USS Maddox and on August 1964 the Senate gave the president the approval to send more soldier in Vietnam. The president came up with the idea of bombing North Vietnam, so Operation Rolling Thunder. This idea was based on the belief that bombing North Vietnam would surrender and it would force…

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    The Vietnam War and Its Effects on America From 1955 to 1975, a long, hideous war raged on throughout Asia. North Vietnam and their allies, the Viet Cong, faced off against South Vietnam and their U.S. allies over the communist control of North Vietnam (Tran & Fermoyle, 2012). The war ultimately ended with the U.S. withdrawing their forces and South Vietnam surrendering to the communist North. Aside from the loss of millions of lives, the war had costly effects on the face of America. At…

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    go to the 1919 Paris peace conference in hopes to free Vietnam from French control but like many other people he is ignored. The start of world war 2 happened with japan entering the war in September 27th, 1940. They managed to take control of parts of the French territory now known as Laos Cambodia and Vietnam. The next year the Viet minh is founded a group that tries to get Vietnam’s independence. In March 9th, 1945 Japan takes the final control away from the French in Indo China. They place…

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    Vietnam War Influence

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    Vietnam War is a historic event for my country. As war is a way to reform the government and to reconstruct policies, thus, the Vietnam War contributes greatly to the independence of Vietnam as of present. Many of us have different views about this event, but overall, we cannot negate the influences and consequences of the war toward Vietnam and the United States. Even though the facts from this war has been discussed widely through mass media and many historians have been studied and researched…

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