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The Viet Cong (VC) were communists living in South Vietnam. Later, the regular army units of North Vietnam would enter the fight (NVA). Diem was the first president of South Vietnam in 1955. He was assassinated in 1963.

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Vietcong army?

Communist sympathizers living in South Vietnam; often conducting guerrilla warfare against Republic of South Vietnam Government forces.

Who are the Congs?

Cong is short for Viet Cong. The Viet Cong were the communist guerrilla forces backed by North Vietnam when they fought against South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

What communist guerrilla forces supported by north Vietnam?

North Vietnam aided Viet Cong or the National Liberation Front (NLF) in a guerilla war against the anti-communist. The army of the North was called People's Army of Vietnam or North Vietnamese Army.

What was the Vietnam War against?

Against Communist North Vietnam's take over of the Republic of South Vietnam.

What did the tonlin gulf resolution do?

Prior to the resolution, Vietnam was strictly a guerrilla war; fought between government forces and southern (VC) communist guerrillas. After the resolution; the US committed conventional US troops and commenced open warfare against the North Vietnam. Translation: Vietnam converted from a un-conventional guerrilla war into a conventional war against another country (minus nuclear weapons).

How did Ho Chi Minh become a leader of North Vietnam?

For the younger generation back then, Ho Chi Minh had been a founder of the communist party in North Vietnam & a "Hero" & victor against the French.

Who were the Viet Cong?

Viet Congs: North communist Vietnamese supporters of the communist Front in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War (known in Vietnam as the American War). The Viet Congs fought against both the government/military of South Vietnam and the armed forces of the United States between 1959 and 1975. They were initially a loose grouping of guerrilla fighters. Quick Note: South Vietnam/South Vietnamese didn't want the communist takeover from communist North Vietnam, they wanted to be a democratic country. U.S. entered the war to stop the spread of communism and support the democratic South Vietnam.

Who was the North Vietnamese communist leader during the Vietnam War?

Ho Chi Minh was the Communist ruler in that period. He led the Vietminth in guerrilla warfare against the Japanese during WWII.

Who was over d Vietnam War?

The war was fought against COMMUNISM; North Vietnam was communist & trying to take over SOUTH Vietnam which was NOT communist.

Who were the US trying to help in Vietnam and why?

Defending South Vietnam against Communist aggression from North Vietnam.

Who was the Vietnam war against?

About one half of the American people.

What is the significance of the tonkin gilf resolution?

It transformed the guerrilla war in South Vietnam into a conventional war in both South Vietnam and a war directly against North Vietnam.