After years of futile efforts to maintain a colonial presence in Viet Nam, the French finally got a tremedous butt-whupping at Dien Bien Phu, I think it was. After being thoroughly trounced by the Vietnamese forces, France finally gave up and went home. This prolonged a centuries-old tradition of the French military being repeatedly clobbered by virtually every enemy they ever fought. Come to think of it, probably the best known French warrior today is a teenage girl., they called her.Anyway, France was forced to yield the economic benefits of keeping hostage to French . So, being totally oblivious of history, and the resolve of the Vietnamese forces, the US sent a few Green Berets to help out as consultants. Thus began the descent into the quagmire of war that the United States became enmeshed in. By the way, I have it on good authority that the rumor that graduates of French Army officer's training are NOT actually issued white flags, with instructions. They must provide their own.
No military involvement.
The US involvement in the Vietnam war ended when the US withdrew troops in 1973. The Vietnam war did not actually end until 1975.
Vietnam was not a war it was an action.
Support of the French efforts in Indochina. US involvement in Vietnam began long before the actual Vietnam War.
global war on terrisom
Over 50,000 Australian Servicemen fought in the Vietnam War.
It was part of the cold war.
The korean 'war', if officially considered a war, as opposed to a 'police action', would predate the vietnam war, which has also been referred to as a 'conflict'. Semantics aside, u.s. 'involvement' in korea predated u.s. 'involvement' in vietnam.
Australia deployed a regiment of their Centurion tanks to Vietnam.
He was the President (Leader) of North Vietnam.
Because they believed theVietnamWar was a civil war , which it was, and that our involvement was unnecessary.
They approved the funding.
Australia was in Vietnam as part of Britains alliance with the USA. Australia was there in a police action as was USA, not at war with Vietnam.
Great Britain stayed out of it. Australia and New Zealand fought in South Vietnam.
SEATO required a unanimous vote from all members, which it never recieved, for involvement in the Vietnam War. So, some of the countries that were part of SEATO participated in the war, on behalf of America's request.
they were used to spark protest against America's involvement in the Vietnam War
They had to if they voted to fund it.
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no they did not support it
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North Vietnam took over and united the country.
1. From a guerrilla war to a conventional war. 2. From war in only South Vietnam to open warfare against North Vietnam.
to stop a civil war from happenin
The cold war/communist aggression.
Australia was an ally of the US and sent troops to fight in both WWII and Vietnam.