The Vietnam War

By: Zach Chamberlain

WHO: The war was fought between communist North Vietnam, the Government of Southern Vietnam, United States of America, and China.

WHAT: The South was invaded by the North and started the Vietnam War. Prior to World War 2 Vietnam had been a colony of the French. During World War 2 the Japanese took control of the area. When the war ended there was a power vacuum. Vietnamese revolutionary and communist Ho Chi Minh wanted freedom for his country of Vietnam. However, the Allies all agreed that Vietnam belonged to the French.

Where: The war took place in North and South Vietnam

When: November 1, 1955-April 30, 1975

Why: In 1954 the French lost a major war battle to the Vietnamese. The country was divided up into a Communist Northern Vietnam and Southern Vietnam. It was supposed to be reunited under a single election in 1956. However the United States did not want the country to become communist. They helped Ngo Dinh Diem get elected in the South. In March 1959-Ho Chi Minh declared all out war in order to unite Vietnam under one condition.

summary: On November 1,1955 the North Vietnam invaded the South. The war took place in North and South Vietnam. The war was Fought between Communist North Vietnam, the Government Southern Vietnam, United States of America, and China. In 1954 the French lost a major war battle to the Vietnamese. The country was divided up into a Communist Northern Vietnam and Southern Vietnam. It was supposed to be reunited under a single election in 1956. The war ended in 1975, As the war wore on, the part of the Viet Cong in the fighting decreased as the role of the NVA grew. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery, and airstrikes.

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