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  Vietnam Memorial.com: The Vietnam War. The Vietnam War. The Vietnam War. Vietnam Memorial.com
Vietnam was under French control at that time (as was Laos and Cambodia), and the Vietnamese, under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh, wanted independence.
North Vietnam, who had hoped for a quick victory early on, then realized that such a victory was not possible, so they adopted a "protracted war strategy"; that is, they hoped to drag the war out as long as possible and cause the U.S. to eventually pullout.
Finally, in 1972, peace agreements talks between the U.S. and Vietnam were nearing a conclusion, but in December of 1972, Nixon called for heavy bombing of the largest cities of North Vietnam (later known as the Christmas bombings).
www.vietnammemorial.com /vietnam-war.html   (768 words)

 VietnamWar.com:The Vietnam War - America's Longest War, American Soldiers Fought and Died Here to Defend Our Freedom. ...
The Vietnam War was the longest military conflict in U.S. history.
The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with United States forces and the South Vietnamese army.
Ultimately, however, the United States failed to achieve its goal, and in 1975 Vietnam was reunified under Communist control; in 1976 it officially became the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
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  Vietnam War 1962 - 1972
Australian support for South Vietnam in the early 1960s was in keeping with the policies of other nations, particularly the United States, to stem the spread of communism in Europe and Asia.
Their arrival in South Vietnam during July and August 1962 was the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War.
Vietnam: a wounded digger, hurt in a booby-trap explosion, is evacuated to Vung Tau.
www.awm.gov.au /atwar/vietnam.htm   (1444 words)

  Vietnam War - MSN Encarta
Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with United States forces and the South Vietnamese army.
This government’s repressive policies led to rebellion in the South, and in 1960 the NLF was formed with the aim of overthrowing the government of South Vietnam and reunifying the country.
When Vietnam was divided in 1954, many Viet Minh who had been born in the southern part of the country returned to their native villages to await the 1956 elections and the reunification of their nation.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552642/Vietnam_War.html   (2783 words)

  Vietnam War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vietnam War, sometimes known as the Vietnam Conflict, was a conflict in which the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV or North Vietnam) and its allies fought against the Republic of Vietnam (RVN or South Vietnam) and its allies.
Vietnam was under effective Imperial Japanese control, as well as de facto Japanese administrative control -- although the Vichy French continued to serve as the official administrators until 1944.
Vietnam was a largely Buddhist nation (two-thirds were Buddhist in the Southern half), while Diệm was a Roman Catholic.
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 Vietnam War
The Vietnam War was the longest war in which the United States took part.
Communists saw the Vietnam War as an extension of their struggle with France, as another attempt by a foreign power to rule Vietnam, and as a war of national liberation.
From 1957 to 1965, the war was mainly a struggle between the South Vietnamese army and Communist-trained South Vietnamese rebels known as the Viet Cong.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Vietnam War
The war ended in 1975 with a communist victory and the unification of the country under a government dominated by the Communist Party of Vietnam.
The Vietnam War is classed as the second war of the Indochina Wars and was in many ways a direct successor to the French Indochina War in which the French, with the financial and logistical support of the United States, fought a losing effort to maintain control of her former colony of French Indochina.
Vietnam service has become more respected, especially in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and was important to the election of some American politicians; for example, it was a factor in the election of John McCain, a former Vietnam POW, to the US Senate.
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 Vietnam War
The Reading of the Names, the four-day event during which the over 58,000 names inscribed on The Wall are read, will take place on Nov. 7-10 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as part of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of The Wall, announced Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of the Memorial Fund.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has invited musicians, singers and poets to take the stage on Nov. 6 to perform their original compositions at the Music and Poetry Tribute to Vietnam Veterans, featuring Keni Thomas and his band Cornbread, announced Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
The use of helicopters as troop transports and gunships in the Vietnam War is well known, however a similar role was also played by riverine craft in the Mekong Delta.
www.vietnamgear.com   (282 words)

 Vietnam War Overview
Critics of the war argued that as the US government totally disregarded the welfare of Vietnamese civilians when it ordered the use of weapons such as napalm and agent orange, it was hypocritical to charge individual soldiers with war-crimes.
Vietnam was not only being destroyed in order to "save it" but it was becoming clear that those responsible for defeating communism were being severely damaged by their experiences.
Part of the bitter, reckless mood was the failure of Johnson's war on poverty, the readiest explanation of which was the cost of the war in Vietnam.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /VietnamWar.htm   (14513 words)

The Vietnam War pitted America against communism and was a classic example of Cold War conflict.
America was still hampered by her support of the domino theory but the war had become very unpopular at home and the politicians were aware of the views of the voting population.
The cost of the war in 1968 alone was $88,000 million while the combined spending on education, health and housing in that year was $24,000 million.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /vietnam.htm   (2150 words)

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The period that Americans refer to as the "Vietnam War" — and the Vietnamese call the "American War" was the US military intervention from 1965 to 1973.
Hundreds of thousands of US soldiers were sent to help fight the communists in a costly and ultimately unsuccessful war which brought domestic civil unrest and international embarrassment.
The US was driven by Cold War concerns about the spread of communism, particularly "domino theory" — the idea that if one Asian nation fell to the leftist ideology, others would quickly follow.
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 Vietnam War — Infoplease.com
Reaction of Vietnam veterans to the Persian Gulf War.
The lessons of Vietnam: using literature to introduce students to the Vietnam War.
Vietnam the war that's still with us: more than three decades after the last soldiers came home, the longest war in American history......
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 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project: Encyclopedia
King formally announced his opposition to the Vietnam War during the Ninth Annual Convention of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in August 1965.
However, after Johnson announced plans to divert funds from the War on Poverty to Vietnam in December of 1966, King began to reassert his criticism of the War.
In February, King delivered a speech entitled "The Casualties of the War in Vietnam." Addressing a panel of anti-war senators, King asserted that America's involvement in Vietnam had caused the public to forget about the civil rights movement.
www.stanford.edu /group/King/about_king/encyclopedia/vietnam.htm   (644 words)

 Vietnam Yesterday & Today: Chronology of U.S. Vietnam Relations, Timeline
South Vietnam and the U.S. invade Laos in an attempt to sever the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, "The Wall," is dedicated in Washington, D.C. Vietnam begins cooperation with United States to resolve fate of American servicemen missing in action (MIA).
Vietnam's Le Van Bang is confirmed as Vietnam's ambassador to the United States.
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 Viet Nam War Overview
The Johnson administration wanted to fight this war in "cold bloodcold blood." This meant that America would go to war in Vietnam with the precision of a surgeon with little noticeable impact on domestic culture.
The Vietnam War did have a major impact on everyday life in America and the Johnson administration was forced to consider the domestic consequences of its decisions everyday.
The new president continued a process called "Vietnamization" an awful term that implied that Vietnamese were not fighting and dying in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
vietnam.vassar.edu /overview.html   (3034 words)

 Statistics about the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War has been the subject of thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, hundreds of books, and scores of movies and television documentaries.
Vietnam Veterans are less likely to be in prison - only 1/2 of one percent of Vietnam Veterans have been jailed for crimes.
Assuming KIAs accurately represented age groups serving in Vietnam, the average age of an infantryman (MOS 11B) serving in Vietnam to be 19 years old is a myth, it is actually 22.
www.vhfcn.org /stat.html   (2242 words)

 Vietnam War Bibliography by Richard Jensen June 2007
Vietnam: Anatomy of a Peace (1997), the Communists won the war but their incompetence means they have lost the peace.
In Vietnam, sons of better-educated fathers bore the burden of war disproportionately in relation to sons of fathers with less education, both in proportion serving in the military and in diminished survival chances in combat.
Although associated with post-World War I Germany, the "stab-in-the-back" perspective is a common cultural response to defeat in war.
tigger.uic.edu /~rjensen/vietnam.html   (6708 words)

 Grover Furr's Vietnam War Page
A good number of texts relating to the Vietnam War which I have not found elsewhere on the Web and which, I feel, should be made more readily accessible to all those who want to learn from the war.
VVAW-NET is an informal communications network of folks involved and interested in the activities of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Inc. To participate in the network, VVAW requires that an individual supply a snail mail address and a very brief statement of his or her interest in or connection to the organization.
And here is an article I wrote in April, 1999 for the MSU student newspaper, reflecting on the bombing of Yugoslavia in the light of the Vietnam War.
www.chss.montclair.edu /english/furr/vietnam.html   (3924 words)

 Vietnam War Links - Vietnam War History
The Wars for Viet Nam 1945 - 1975
The hypertext (HTML) links on this web page lead to web sites which are not under the control of VietnamGear.com.
VietnamGear.com provides these hypertext links only as a convenience and the inclusion of any such hypertext link does not imply an endorsement by VietnamGear.com of the linked site or imply any relationship between VietnamGear.com and the hyper-linked organisation or individual.
www.vietnamgear.com /links.aspx?CatID=3   (117 words)

 Vietnam War Timeline : Vietnam War Statistics
Led by Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), the vets camped on the mall 1/4 mile from the Capitol, and threw away military medals and ribbons at the foot of the statue of Chief Justice John Marshall.
Congress, with the Vietnam War and the showdown over continued bombing in Cambodia behind it, was anxious to reassert its role in the conduct of the country's foreign affairs
Servicemen who went to Vietnam from well-to-do areas had a slightly elevated risk of dying because they were more likely to be pilots or infantry officers.
www.landscaper.net /timelin.htm   (5173 words)

 CNN - Cold War
Vietnam brought a new dimension to the Cold War -- and forced the United States to rethink its goals in the superpower rivalry.
In 1954, an assault on a remote French garrison in Vietnam set in motion the turbulent events that would lead to America's costliest war.
The specter of America's first "living room war" continues to haunt Washington in the post-Cold War era.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/11   (129 words)

 The Vietnam War: A teacher's resource
The Vietnam War, therefore, is an essential event to cover in the curriculum of a high school American history class.
It is my belief that the expanding nature of the world wide web, coupled with the fact that many Vietnam veterans are actively involved in developing their own war related sites, makes the internet a vital resource for understanding Vietnam -- both as it happened at the time, and as it lives on today.
Each area is based on valuable internet links which can be used to develop lesson plans for the Vietnam War, and the sites have been selected based on their accuracy, interest, and relevance.
www.tappedin.org /info/teachers/vietnam1.htm   (584 words)

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 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Home Page
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial recognizes and honors the men and women who served in one of America's most divisive wars.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a place where everyone, regardless of opinion, can come together and remember and honor those who served.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial accomplishes these goals through the three components that comprise the memorial: the Wall of names, the Three Servicemen Statue and Flagpole, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial.
www.nps.gov /vive/home.htm   (184 words)

 Vietnam War
Citing the Vietnam War as a model is his most ludicrous.
Eugene McCarthy was a pure original, a great and good man, whose fundamental historical achievement was to be the standard-bearer for a moral and philosophical campaign against the Vietnam War.
Eugene McCarthy, the Senate dove who in 1968 challenged Lyndon Johnson's conduct of the Vietnam War, died Saturday at the age of 89.
www.thenation.com /directory/vietnam_war   (385 words)

 Bibliography of the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War and American Culture; Legacies of the War
The Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, has placed online the full texts of a huge quantity of documents and other materials relating to the Vietnam War.
The online catalog of the Vietnam Project lists both the items that have been placed online, and items that the project has on paper, but has not placed online (usually for copyright reasons).
www.clemson.edu /caah/history/FacultyPages/EdMoise/bibliography.html   (718 words)

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