In 1954, the Vietminh forces of Vietnam defeated the French at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, and the nation was temporarily divided into two sections, north and south. The people of the south chose Ngo Dinh Diem as their ruler and Ho Chi Minh ruled the north. Diem refused to go along with the planned elections in 1956 to unite the nation so the Vietminh members in the south created the Viet Cong and the war between north and south for control of the country began. The government of South Vietnam requested military advisors from the United States to help train the South Vietnamese army. Ho Chi Minh was a communist and during the Cold War of the 1950s and 60s, the aim of the US government was containment of communist power and not to let it spread. The Eisenhower administration provided South Vietnam with money and advisors to help stop the threat of a North Vietnamese takeover. The United States also was pledged by treaty (SEATO) to aid the member nations in southeast Asia, if they were attacked by a foreign (communist) power. Following the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, President Lyndon B. Johnson also believed in containment and the domino theory. If one nation falls to communism, the next nation will fall, and the next, etc. It became the aim of the Johnson administration to prevent a communist takeover in Southeast Asia. Also, there were Natural Resources in the area, like oil, that the US did not want to fall into the hands of the Communits nations. In August, 1964, President Johnson reported to the nation that American ships had been attacked by North Vietnam gunboats in the Gulf of Tonkin, in international waters. The Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving the President the power to use whatever force necessary to protect our interests in the area. At the time, the truth was not reported.
About 51000 Americans died in the Vietnam conflict.
The US is NOT at war with Iraq. The US was at war with North Vietnam.
Explain how the United States became involved in the Vietnam conflict.
one of the conflict is that cracker didn't want to go to the Vietnam
North and South Vietnam were reunited as a Communist state.
How about "Conflict and Combat: The Vietnam War"
Certainly. A war is determined explicitly by the presence of conflict. If there was not conflict in Vietnam, there would not have been a war.
Stopping communist aggression.
the conflict in Vietnam
America was divided into supporters and protesters of the Vietnam conflict. the supporters were called hawks while protesters were called doves
SOUTH Vietnam was called the "REPUBLIC of South Vietnam." Everyone in those days just called North Vietnam...NORTH VIETNAM.
Presuming you mean the government supported by the US: The Republic of South Vietnam.
The Armies of South Vietnam, China, France, and America all had their part to play in the 'Vietnam Conflict'.
That was the basis for Australia joining the ANZUS Pact, and the Pact was the basis for its entry into the Vietnam War.
Over 58,000 US servicemen were killed in the Vietnam War.
Created Green Berets & SEALS, and sent them to Vietnam .
North Vietnam took over the country making it communist
an international takeover of the government .
The North won the war.