The Vietnam War

(1954-1975)

Who: The war was fought between communist North Vietnam and the government of Southern Vietnam. The north was supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. The south was primarily supported by the United States.

What: The Vietnam War lasted for twenty years. The United States lost in this war. Before World War Two, Vietnam had been a colony of the French. On March 8th, 1965 the first official United States combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The United Sates began a bombing campaign of Northern Vietnam called The Rolling Thunder. In July, 1969 President Nixon started the withdrawal of US troops. 58,220 US troops died in the Vietnam War.

When: The Vietnam War started on November 1st, 1955. The Vietnam War ended on April 30th, 1975.

Where: The Vietnam War took place in Vietnam

Why: At the end of World War II, Ho Chi Minh and his rebels began to fight the French for Vietnam's freedom.

Summary: The Vietnam War was from 1955-1975. The Vietnam War was between the Communist North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. One of the reasons for the Vietnam War was because part of Vietnam wanted their freedom back from France.

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