Vietnam War

How did the Vietnam war divided Americans?

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Mostly confusion over cause, purpose and who was actually fighting who.

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Most Americans were opposed to the Vietnam war by 1967. In the beginning most Americans supported going to war with Vietnam.


Around 300,000 Americans were wounded in the Vietnam war.


communist north influenced by soviet union and democratic south influenced by the americans


The Vietnam War divided Americans due to the different beliefs of the war's proponents and opponents. Many youth were vehemently opposed to the war and protested it openly. It was also the first war to be covered on TV, making the realities of war even easier for people to see.


See: Statistics about the Vietnam War.


The Americans lost the Vietnam War (1954-1975).


It wasn't divided after WW2; Korea was. Vietnam was divided in 1954 at the 17th parallel, after the French Indochina War (aka 1st Indochina War).


The war of the rebellion (US Civil War) was, because Americans were killing Americans. Vietnam & the Civil War only divided America; in both wars the north won and the south lost.


Americans were drafted into the Vietnam War in 1965.



It wasn't divided before the war. The division happened at the end of the war.


the Vietnam war against the Americans went for 20 years


the aussies were alies and fought in the Vietnam war with the Americans. (and of course the South Vietnamese - the Americans were paticipants on their side).


African-Americans made up 12.6% of the American soldiers in Vietnam in the Vietnam War. This was the highest proportion of African Americans to serve in an American war. Subsequently, African-American soldiers increased significantly by the end of the war.


As was the American people, the UN was divided on the Vietnam War.


Like the US Civil War in the 1860s the Vietnam War in the 1960s divided America.


The Americans did not make war with Vietnam. There was no Vietnam. There were two countries: NORTH Vietnam and SOUTH Vietnam. NORTH Vietnam attacked SOUTH Vietnam. The US (Americans) defended SOUTH Vietnam. The US never invaded NORTH Vietnam (the US bombed it though). NORTH Vietnam invaded SOUTH Vietnam. NORTH Vietnam was (and still is) a communist nation. The US was against communism.


The Vietnam War affected the Americans at home due to civilian loss of life, about 415,000 lives.



Vietnam split public opinion between pro-war and anti-war factions.


To stop Communism spreading into South Vietnam.


Yes. Before the US committed to the Vietnam War, many Americans had not even heard of Vietnam.


The soldiers there kind of stayed and married women there and they gave birth to vietnam-americans.





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