Vietnam War also known as the second Indochina war, or the resistance war
against America, was a war that occurred between North and South Vietnam. The South
Vietnamese army had support from The U.S. and France and a few other
anti-communist allies. Whilst North Vietnam had support from China, Russia and
other communist allies. The war did for the most part take place in Vietnam,
but some battles were fought in other locations such as Lao and Cambodia.
did the war occur? The U.S. believed in the
Domino Theory. They thought that if they didn’t do anything to stop communism
from spreading, it’d take over the whole world. The North of Vietnam and a
small number of people from South Vietnam wanted the country to be ran by
communism, but the majority of the South wanted capitalism. That’s why The U.S.
decided to help South Vietnam.
won the war? Depending on how you define losing a war is your opinion, but the
general consensus is that the U.S. lost the war to the Vietnamese. The U.S.
Army reported 58, 177 losses in Vietnam, the South Vietnamese reported 223,
748. This comes to less than 300,000 losses. The North Vietnamese Army,
however, are said to have lost more than one million soldiers and two million
civilians. In terms of body count, the U.S. and South Vietnam won a clear
victory. In addition, just about every North Vietnamese offensive was
course, that’s not the reason the U.S. lost the war. The American public was
outraged that its soldiers were dying, and for what? The government claimed
that it was helping South Vietnam with building democracy and infrastructure.
But that couldn’t be true, because the U.S. were constantly bombing and ruining
the country. If the U.S. was trying to build a new Vietnam, why were they
destroying it? Eventually the public couldn’t take it anymore, and it almost
seemed like mass riots were inevitable.
it came to be that after losing ten thousands of soldiers and a lot of money
half a world away on a war for one of the most insignificant places on Earth
(in terms of resources, size and general value), the United States of America
finally withdrew its soldiers. Once the U.S. left, the North Vietnamese used
their last strength to push into South Vietnam and win the war. If the U.S.
would have stayed, perhaps the North would have lost eventually.