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The Vietnam War was fought because The united states wanted fixed Naval basses that would give it more influence in the south china sea and Indian ocean. In order to do this they had to bolster a corrupt South Vietnamese government as the outcome of an election that was to be held was already clear (The Communists were going to win hands down). America and Russia (The country that ruled the USSR) had since the end of WW2 fought an Ideological Battle at the same time each claiming that the other had intentions of invading. This was of coarse a ridiculous proposition however it did make an awful lot of money for arms manufacturers and gave the American tax payer something to spend their money on. The reason used for American involvement in the Vietnam war was to stop the world from being taken over by communist's. As it turns out when the Vietnamese finally threw the USA out of Vietnam they had to put of conquering the world for a while in order to give their people a reasonable standard of living, which is all they wanted in the first place.

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2010-02-10 21:40:23
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2010-11-09 13:33:41

It was the shooting (killing) portion of the cold war.

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