What was Vietnam?
No one used to say, "Republic of South Vietnam", or "I'm going to South Vietnam", it was usually said as, "I'm going to Vietnam", hence the word Vietnam...when in reality we were headed for SOUTH Vietnam, Vietnam was two separate countries. North and South Vietnam were simply countries in the south eastern portion of Asia (on the continent of Eurasia). You certainly weren't going to NORTH Vietnam. Not unless you were either an aircrewman or pilot. Those men actually fought in the skies of NORTH Vietnam. Aerial dog-fights (air combat) over South Vietnam rarely if ever happened. Nearly, if not all, of our POWs were airmen shot down over NORTH Vietnam.
Stopping communist aggression.
Probably the biggest expenditure was on military ordnance, e.g. bombs, naval/army artillery shells, aerial rockets, machingun ammunition (.50 caliber, 7.62mm, 5.56mm, 20mm can…non, etc.). The battleship USS New Jersey was re-activated in 1968 to shell the Vietnamese coastlines, in order to lower US aircraft losses; the battleship could carry APPROXIMATELY one thousand 16" shells. Each 16" shell weighed nearly a ton (2,000 lbs). Thus, firing one broadside from nine 16" rifles (cannons) was equal to NINE jet aircraft bombs being dropped on the enemy; WITHOUT risking the LIFE of a human pilot!. If the battleship New Jersey emptied her whole basic load of 1,000 16" shells at the communists, that would equal approximately TWENTY B-52 Stratofortress's, when each B-52 was loaded with one hundred and eight 750 lb bombs. B-52's were NOT being built anymore. What we had, was all we had! We lost 30 (some say 31) B-52's in the Vietnam War. We dropped more bombs on North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia, then we did in all of WWII. That was very expensive. We expended APPROXIMATELY 3,000 rounds of small arms ammuniton (7.62mm/5.56mm; machingun and rifle) PER ENEMY casualty. Small arms ammo is like today's gasoline prices for your automobile, $100 to fill up your car for ONE tank of fuel. Ammo for a rifle/machingun is like gas for your car, they both ARE CONSUMED!. At 1960's prices, the US lost approximately 2,000 jet aircraft in Vietnam, with each aircraft close to the million dollar mark. That's very near 2,000 million dollars. Plus the cost of aviation gas to fuel them up. Each bombing/strafing attack (sortie) consumed one complete tank of fuel. And their were millions of sorties flown during the war.. This is just the tip of the iceburg. Salaries for the fighting men, uniforms, food, medical supplies, civilian airline contractors to fly troops back & forth, warships & fuel for them, administrative supplies, tanks, trucks, helicopters, etc. WAR IS VERY EXPENSIVE, in more ways than one.
The longest war in US history; the only war in which the US cause was lost to the enemy, in this case, the communists.. In all past wars, the enemy has either been consumed (…US Frontier Wars), or surrendered (US Civil War 1861, WW1, WW2), settled for peace (Revolutionary War 1776, War of 1812, Mexican War 1846, Spanish-American War 1898), or settled by a truce (Korean War 1951-Armistice). In the Vietnam War, NORTH Vietnamese Army tanks crashed through the US supported nation of SOUTH Vietnam; and parked them onto their front lawn, winning and ending the war on 30 April 1975.
Raw material and sea ports.
A country based upon agricultural.
it was boring and pointless and had no meaning and English is bboooorrrriinnnnggg. this project has no meaning. haha. haha. lol.
There most likely wasn't a declaration of independence; just a war to remove France. But if there was a document depicting such a "declaration..."; then the Geneva Agreement s…igned in 1954/55 (ending the 1st Indochina War/aka French Indochina War) was it.
The Vietnam War was a terrible war throughout the 1960's and 1970's. It was located in Vietnam, in southeast Asia. This war was not declared a war until long after it had fini…shed, but was officially a 'police action'. On many levels it tore the US apart: . Veterans were not given recognition . Protesters disrupted colleges and other institutions . Police brutality was rampant . The government withheld vital information from the public . The body count (on both sides) was horrendous
After the fall of the French garrison at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, it was partitioned into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The Vietnam War (1954-1975) grew out of the attempt by… Communist Vietcong guerrillas backed by North Vietnam to overthrow the U.S.-supported regime in the south. The South Vietnamese government collapsed in 1975, and the country was reunited in 1976
From 1885 until 1954 (excepting a brief period of Japanese control as the Empire of Vietnam) Vietnam was part of the colony of French Indochina. Before the war , Vietnam was… divided into two, North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
Vietnam became Vietnam in 1975. Prior to 1975, there were two nations: North Vietnam & South Vietnam. In the spring of 1975, South Vietnam experienced a conventional militar…y invasion consisting of tanks and infantry from North Vietnam. This invasion ended in a military victory for North Vietnam on 30 April 1975. Therefore, on or about 30 April 1975, North & South Vietnam began it's transition from TWO COUNTRIES into one country (nation)...Vietnam.
Vietnam was called French Indo-China in the 1950's
No. Vietnam has a former name called Dai Viet before it was calledVietnam.