Summary Of Vietnam War
The Vietnam War was the longest battle to have been fought ever by the United States. During the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union, there were several problems within Vietnam. However, these problems had nothing to do with the Cold War, they were internal strives and struggles in the country.
There were mainly two sets of people whose ideas clashed and these were the Democrats and the Communists. Their ideals clashed and they often fought. It led to a serious divide of the country leading to the formation of two countries -- North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
North Vietnam was formed by the Communists and the South Vietnam was formed by the Democrats. However, the South Vietnam government was led by a ruthless person called Diem. He was the Prime Minister but had more dictatorship values. However, he had democratic views on government. The United States decided to support South Vietnam in spite of Diem’s nature.
North Vietnam being a communist country was supported by Russia and other communist countries. However, because of communism several countries in the world like Australia and China were involved in the war with America and the Soviet Union being the two superpowers at that time. North Vietnam’s strongest strength was its army and they had huge troops on foot. For the United States, the territory was unknown and airplanes or helicopters did not work well on those terrains. However, the war lasted for 16 years and when it came to an end, Prime Minister Diem was shot dead and that is what liberated the Vietnamese in the end. The country reunited and became one after that.
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