"TET" is a Vietnamese word for Lunar New Year. Its original meaning comes from an old Vietnamese term "Tiet" which literally means an internode of a bamboo stem. Figuratively,… "Tiet" is used to denote the transition between consecutive seasons or periods with distinctive change in weather features. In that context, "Tet" comes to present the transition between winter and spring, or that between the arrival of new year and the depature of old year. The full name "Tet Nguyen Dan" bears the meaning of "First moment of new day" (or "the arrival of dawn") which implicitly means "The beginning of a new phase". (MORE)
General Vo Nguyen Diap, leader of the North Vietnamese forces,launched the Tet Offensive on January 31, 1968. Under his planning,the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong sent 70,000… soldiers into SouthVietnam, attempting to cause an uprising in the south. Thoughmilitarily defeated, the offensive did mark the turning point inthe war, eventually leading to complete U.S. withdrawal. (MORE)
The Tet offensive of 1968 demonstrated that despite the element of surprise, American soldiers were able to repel determined and well coordinated attacks. Small unit tactics, …excellent NCO leadership, and determination of the soldiers were able to turn the tide for the Americans..
The Tet offensive of 1968 demonstrated that despite the element of surprise, American soldiers were able to repel determined and well coordinated attacks. Small unit tactics, excellent NCO leadership, and determination of the soldiers were able to turn the tide for the Americans. (MORE)
TET is the South Vietnamese (Vietnamese today) holiday for the lunar new year, which normally occurs about the end of January each year. "Offensive" in military terms, means a…n "attack"; the opposite of the term "defense." (MORE)
The "Tet Offensive" undertaken by the Viet Cong was an utter disaster militarily. They were generally routed and destroyed. In the city of Hue, VC fighters became surrounded, …and the Vietnamese Army and American troops were trying not to destroy the temples in which the VC had taken refuge. Some American reporters including Walter Cronkite, with no understanding of what was going on, misinterpreted the events as being a great victory for the Viet Cong, and reported it as such. So the military defeat was spun, by the American media, as a psychological victory. And the press wonders why the military doesn't trust them. (MORE)
The TET offensive was a gross violation of a holiday cease fire agreement. The Communists believed that an offensive would be reinforced by a popular uprising within South Vie…tnam. The uprising never occurred, because the South Vietnamese understood what the results of establishing a Communist dictatorship would be. The result was the effective destruction of the Viet Cong (VC) within South Vietnam and the decimation of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) units in South Vietnam. Many members of the VC were identified and eliminated in the ensuing combat. The Communist failed to maintain control of any South Vietnam cities, with the exception of Hue, which they held for almost a month before US Marines recaptured the city. The NVA was unable to mount another major operation until 1972, which also failed. Another result of the TET offensive victory for the Army of the Republic of South Vietnam (ARVN) was the beginning of withdrawal of US troops. The US Marines withdrew in 1969, and by 1972 all major US combat units had left the country. The ARVN were effective in deterring the Communists for for the next six years, with US air assistance. TET caused the Communists to shift their focus from military victory to political victory. Assisted by their allies in the US media and the Democratic party, they were able to turn a large section of US public opinion against the war and cut off funding to South Vietnam. By 1975 their Soviet allies had rebuilt the NVA and the ARVN was running out of bullets. The South Vietnamese signed the Paris Peace Accords in 1972 because they were promised US assistance to match that of Soviet Bloc countries and China. After the resignation of President Nixon removed all opposition, the Democrats in Congress effectively ended that promised assistance and directly led to to the fall of South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. This resulted in the deaths of millions and the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands in reeducation (Concentration) camps. (MORE)
The Tet Offensive was a turning point in the Vietnam War (1954-75). The assault began during Tet, a festival of the lunar new year, on January 30, 1968. Though a truce had bee…n called for the holiday, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong issued a series of attacks on dozens of South Vietnamese cities, including the capital of Saigon, as well as military and air installations. American troops and the South Vietnamese struggled to regain control of the cities, in one case destroying a village (Ben Tre) in order to "save it" from the enemy. Fighting continued into February. Though the Communist North ultimately failed in its objective to hold any of the cities, the offensive was critical in the outcome of the war: As images of the fighting and destruction filled print and television media, Americans saw that the war was far from over, despite pre-Tet reports of progress in Vietnam. The Tet Offensive strengthened the public opinion that the war could not be won. It altered the course of the American war effort, with President Lyndon Johnson (1908-1973) scaling back U.S. commitment to defend South Vietnam. (MORE)
1. Cause-underestimation of the enemy..
2. Consequences-War was unwinnable..
Reason war was unwinnable: Without widening the war into the neighboring countries of Laos and C…ambodia, which was the communist infiltration routes (Ho Chi Minh Trail specifically); and risking a confrontation with the communist superpowers (Soviet Union & Red China-which DID occur in the Korean War) it was time to either fish or cut bait; we cut bait. (MORE)
Tet Nguyen Dan is more commonly known by its shortened name "tet" or Vietnamese lunar new year. Tet is the main holiday all common Vietnamese share and celebrate. It's just n…ot a holiday but also a festival throughout its country and small Vietnamese community share to this day. Vietnamese New Year arrival is during the spring based on the Chinese calendar, aka lunular calendar. Also to let you know tet is celebrated on the same day as Chinese new year, exception of leap year which happen every 4 years. Tet. is a huge celebrations lasting three to five days. Families save money, store food, and plan far in advance for tet, major holiday in Vietnam. They take extreme care to start the New Year out right. They buy new clothes, paint and clean their homes, cook three days' worth of food, pay off all debts and make amends to rid themselves of all bad feelings, cleaning is frowned on during tet because one would not want to sweep out any good luck. Digging and drawing water is also not allowed so the ground and water can enjoy the holiday. Tet is a time for family and friends to visits each other. The first visitor to a home is very important, if the first visitor is rich, prestigious, or happy then the family will have good fortune that year. Usually this visitor is a relative, but sometimes the family will invites a special guest that they feel will bring them good luck. the second day of tet is set aside for special guest and close friends to visit, and the day is for teach and business associates to make a visit. Negative talks and arguments are "taboo". My people believe that our deceased ancestors will visit the family for the holidays. Alters are decorated in the homes with incense, flowers, and photographs of deceased relatives. A tray full of fruits, food, money, and flowers are offer to the ancestors. All Vietnamese people want their died love family member to come by and visit: "It's good luck" according to Vietnamese people (MORE)
The purpose of the offensive was to create a general uprising within the nation of SOUTH Vietnam against the Saigon (South Vietnamese Government) and Allied Forces; which the …communists were gambling would be large and strong enough to defeat the combined Saigon/US forces with one massive assault (offensive)..
In order to conduct such a massive offensive, at a nation wide scale, the communists had to catch the allies by surprise..
In order to catch the allies by surprise, the communists had to appear beaten on the battlefields..
This was accomplished, when the commander of US Military Forces in Vietnam, General Westmoreland, stated to the President and the news media, that the communists were losing the war..
Then came the surprise...the TET offensive of 1968. (MORE)
The Tet Offensive was a military action taken by the Viet Cong against the United States military in the Vietnam War. It began on the Tet, or the Vietnamese new year. Viet Con…g soldiers stormed a very large number of US strongholds, outposts, and guarded locations. Within a week, all of this areas had been retaken by the United States military. The success of the Tet Offensive has been questioned by many historians and military strategists. The Tet offensive was a very important turn of events in the Vietnam war. Although it was considered a military loss for the Viet Cong, it was definitely a political victory. The Viet Cong lost nearly half of their soldiers. This completely crippled their ability to take on the United Sates militarily. However, military force has never been the only weapon in war. This attack convinced the American people that the US was losing. Americans weren't and still aren't used to thinking our military can be defeated. The Tet offensive startled many Americans because it displayed how unprepared we were. Even if the entire Viet Cong army was destroyed, they still would have triumphed from the Tet offensive, because the political impact far outweighed the military impact. (MORE)
The Tet Offensive was a military campaign during the Vietnam War that began on January 31, 1968 by the forces of the National Liberation Front for South Vietnam. The purpose w…as to displace the invading army presently stationed in South Vietnam and regain control of the country by the Vietnamese. (MORE)
well... in my family I'm mostly viet by the way.... but me my whole family all my uncles and aunts and all those people... we get together and celebrate with a huge party! and… we get free money from relatives ^^ (MORE)
Tet is another name for New Year in Vietnam. The holiday typicallylasts for the first days of the new moon cycle in the new year. Thefirst day of the next Tet will be celebrat…ed February 19, 2015. (MORE)
TET indicates the product is in the Texas Eastern Products Pipeline at Mont Belvieu Texas. Non TET refers to product in a location at Mont Belvieu other than in the Texas East…ern Products pipeline. Such as independently owned storage facilities, Velero or Targa. (MORE)
...a massive communist nation wide attack (offensive). a. a tactical defeat for the Communists b. a political defeat for the United States c. all of the above d. none of the …above Answer is c. all of the above. (MORE)
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Though the Tet offensive was eventually pushed back by South Vietnamese forces, the main effect of this strike was to lower morale and support for the republic in the South. I…n addition, the attack was highly publicized in America, leading to growing disapproval of American presence in Vietnam and the eventual withdrawal of American forces. (MORE)
Even though Tet is a celebration of the new year, the holiday lasts 2-3 weeks. Families reunite across the country in an effort to celebrate together. It is believed that the …three kitchen spirits ascend to the sky to meet with the celestial Jade Emperor in order to report the good and bad things about the family. If the report is good, the family will receive luck throughout the year. Vietnamese people clean and prepare family alters with fresh food, incense, money, and flowers, etc. in order to welcome familial spirits back into the house. This is also the time when families perform "spring cleaning," buy new clothes, and pay off debts. Families buy kumquat trees, or pink peach blossom trees in the northern region, or apricot blossom trees in the south. This is an expensive holiday with many meals shared, and gifts of red envelopes given to younger generations by adults. This is considered "lucky" money. Red is considered a lucky color in Vietnam. Employees also get bonuses at this time. On actual New Year's Day, the cities will provide parades and fireworks. Personal fireworks were banned in Vietnam in 1995. Traditionally, people take great care to do everything that will bring them luck. For example, the first person who comes to your house on New Year's day should be a person of importance and wealth. I've heard that women and especially pregnant women bring bad luck if they are the first through the door. If traveling during this time, expect to be bored. It's not a boisterous holiday, but a time of family togetherness. Many shops are closed as people travel to their home villages. Major cities like Hanoi and Saigon do still stay lively at this time. (MORE)
Tet is the Lunar New Year in Vietnam. It's an important celebration of welcoming in the New Year, welcoming ancestral spirits back into the home, preparing for good fortune fo…r the upcoming year, and celebrating "birthdays" as everyone in Vietnam becomes a year older at this time. (MORE)
The TET offensive was during the Vietnam war. It started on January 31, 1968. Most battles were quickly stopped within a day or two. However, the old Imperial city of Hue was …held by communist forces for 22 days. (MORE)
I personally remember that period of history, and I don't think that America was all that shocked; Americans knew that there was a war taking place in Vietnam, and during time…s of war, it is understandable that there will sometimes be an offensive. However, to some extent, Americans had become used to winning wars, after essentially an unbroken string of victory, going back to the Revolutionary War. Nobody ever defeated America. That being the case, it was easy to believe that the North Vietnamese should simply admit that they can't win, and should give up. Instead, they fought with ceaseless determination. It seemed, if not shocking, at least odd that the Vietcong thought they could do what Kaiser Wilhelm, Adolf Hitler, and Kim Il Sung had all failed to do. What made them so special? Yet, they did succeed, eventually, and the US withdrew from Vietnam in 1975, an unprecedented event. (MORE)