The United States was not defeated in the Viet Nam War. When A nation is defeated in war it has to submit formal surrender and is forced to obey any restitution as demanded by the victor. This did not happen in the Viet Nam War. Instead, the US became tired of the war and just left with all of its guns, planes, tanks, choppers, ships and men (at least the ones that were left).
Noone can say for sure what the impact of the US was in Viet Nam, but if communism had been allowed to move in without have to expend so much effort and resources maybe it could have been much worse. Maybe it would not have mattered. Who can say for sure.
As to whether we could have won, well maybe. We restrained our use of force greatly and maybe for the best. Once again who knows...and who really cares? It cannot be proven either way.
It really does seem like a wasted time period in American history. What positive came from it? Not much. It is bizarre that there was a kind of parallel world in the US at the time that was putting people on the moon. One thing is for sure, in the case of things like war it will definitely happen again...and again...and again. It is our nature. Maybe you or your grandkids will oneday be able to tell people you were there when the mushrrom clouds filled the horizon. How special. What can one do, people are a-holes who like to see what is on the inside of each other.
The Vietnam war started in 1962. Because that is when it looked like South Vietnam was going to fall to communism
South Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, then Thailand.
Vietnam was the second "hot" battle of the Cold War (the fight against communism). Korea was the first "hot" battle. Vietnam was fought under the rule of the domino theory, if one country falls to communism, then the next one will fall. We fought in Vietnam to stop the spread of communism.
If one country fell to communism, then the ones around that country would fall as well to communism.
It had to do with the Domino Effect - when one country fell to communism, all the surrounding countries would also fall.
The Vietnam war was part of the cold war! The United states and various western European countries began a policy of communism. Vietnam (south-east Asia) was part of the communism party (political party, Vietnam) Whilst the United states were Capitalists; they were against communism! Both, Vietnam and the cold war was a fight against communism and to stop the spread of communism! America did not want the communist north to invade the south of vietnam.
In the beginning, the United States joined the war in Vietnam to stop the spread of Communism. The government believed that if Vietnam was able to become Communist, then the whole of Asia would fall to Communism, especially with the help of China and Russia. This is known as the domino affect.
The United States did get involved in the Vietnam war because of communism in Vietnam.
Anything after Vietnam (1975) doesn't concern communism. Vietnam was the last straw!
Only RVN (Republic of South Vietnam) fell to the communists during the cold war.
Vietnam was part of the cold war. A war against communism.
Vietnam was part of the COLD WAR. It was fought to stop the spread of communism.
During the Cold War, the US fought with Vietnam because of Communism
South Vietnam. In the Vietnam war when south Vietnam lost the communism took over south Vietnam.Before that north Vietnam & south Vietnam were different colonies.
To fight communism.
Resisting communism and establishing a free Republic of South Vietnam was "the" reason for the war in Vietnam.
The war in Vietnam was part of the Cold War; a war against communism.
The Cold War was pretty much the United States opposing communism, and it greatly relates to the Vietnam War because communists wanted to take over South Vietnam, and since the US had made opposing communism one of its goals the US is of couse going to help South Vietnam fight communism.
To stop north Vietnam from spreding communism in entering south Vietnam To stop north Vietnam from spreding communism in entering south Vietnam
To stop Communism spreading into South Vietnam.
America entered the Vietnam war to stop the spread of Communism