What was the importance of the DMZ to the Vietnam War?
U.S. military forces were prohibited from crossing the DMZ. As a result the NVA used this to their advantage. Crossing in numbers to attack U.S. and South Vietnamese forces and their bases, then when pursued, crossing back into North Vietnam, where they knew that they would not be pursued. As a result, the NVA could re-group and resupply in relative safety. They also used this fact in bombarding bases in South Vietnam with artillery and rockets from the safety of their homeland.
Good question. Unlike Vietnam, Korea was a peninsula, and the US Navy could prevent the North Koreans/Red Chinese from bypassing the Korean DMZ. The Vietnamese DMZ could and was bypassed by the Ho Chi Minh Trail which went through Cambodia and Laos, and it was impossible to close this land route into South Vietnam.
DMZ A DMZ is the abbreviation for "Demilitarized Zone". A Demilitarized Zone is an area that much like a border. No one can really cross that area. These DMZ's are always established after wars. An example of a DMZ was that of the one between North Korea and South Korea created during the Vietnam War. THE DMZ, IS JUST A BORDER THAT DIVIDES NORTH KOREA AND SOUTH KOREA INTO TWO INDEPENDANT COUNTRIES.. Demilitarized zone
Drop in zone. Inasmuch as your question is in the War and Military History section, specifically Vietnam, I am assuming you mean D "M" Z, not D "N" Z. DMZ means Demilitarized Zone and in the case of Vietnam, it refers to the line drawn at the Geneva Convention in 1954 that divided North Vietnam from South Vietnam.
Why were we there? What purpose did it serve the United States to be fighting a war on the opposite side of the earth? Why were we fighting a war that we had no intention of winning? Supposedly we were just trying to stop agression from North Vietnam into the territory controlled by our friends in South Vietnam, so we would only fight the "enemy" that came up to the DMZ, but we didn't go…
Management Level Statistics from the Vietnam War indicate the average age of the US GI was in their low 20's. However, actual "on the ground" observations & interviews thru several years, and covering from the Mekong Delta to the DMZ (17th Parallel); the average age of the US Serviceman appeared to be age 19 or 20.
What is the city in South Vietnam that was immediately north of the norther most American base in South Vietnam?
The NATO agreement was important to the Vietnam War because it allowed Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and the United States to form a pact against the Soviet Union. It helped later during the Vietnam War because the same countries came together to control Vietnam.
It escalated the cold war. That escalation destroyed EVERY communist economy that contributed to it. 15 years later, EVERY communist country that contributed to it collapsed. 20 years later, China and Vietnam would become TOP US economic partners. The purpose of the Vietnam war was to CONTAIN communism until it collapsed. That is what happened.
The importance of the Vietnam War is struggle between nationalist forces attempting to join the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States with the aid of the South Vietnamese attempting to prevent the spread of communism. Engaged in a war that many viewed as having no way to win, U.S. leaders lost the American public's support for the war. Since the end of the way the Vietnam War has become a…