Best Answer

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.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-10-08 22:18:57
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What was the importance of the Vietnam war?
Write your answer...
Related questions

What was the importance of hanoi in the Vietnam war?

The capital (Headquarters)

What was Vietnam's importance in World War 2?

Vietnam was a separate war fought many years after WWII had ended. It had no importance in WWII. The aftermath of WWII did have significant effects on the vietnam war however, but that is another topic.

What is the importance of the Gulf on Tonkin?

It changed the war from a guerrilla war in South Vietnam to a conventional war & commenced open warfare between the United States and North Vietnam.

Whats the importance of the Vietnam war?

It was a communist victory. Possibly their only one.

How important was Vietnam to south east Asia?

The Vietnam War was not about "importance" of any one nation. It was about communism; and stopping it's aggression.

What is 'strategic Hamlet'?

During the Vietnam war it was often a village (hamlet) with strategic importance.

What war was Vietnam?

the Vietnam war

Was the Vietnam war in Pennsylvania?

No, the Vietnam War was in Vietnam

Did the United states win the war with Vietnam?

With North Vietnam (not Vietnam; Vietnam was created after the war). No, the US did not win the war.

When did Vietnam leave the Vietnam war?

The Vietnam War ended in 1975.

Who won the Vietnam war between US and Vietnam?

the war between Vietnam and the USA the winner was Vietnam

How much money did Vietnam spend on the war?

See: Vietnam War & Statistics about the Vietnam War

Where did they fight the Vietnam war?

Air war-North Vietnam Ground war-South Vietnam

Who was the victor of the Vietnam war?

Q who was the victor of the Vietnam war? A I have no idea who won the Vietnam war!!!!

Define a Vietnam War Officer?

A military officer that fought in the Vietnam War. A Vietnam War soldier would be a "soldier that fought in the Vietnam War.

What are major characteristics of the Vietnam war?

Air war over North Vietnam. Ground war in South Vietnam; Riverine war in South Vietnam.

Who lived in Vietnam during the Vietnam war?

The Vietnamese lived in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Did France loose the Vietnam war?

Yes. Vietnam was a French colony. They lost a Vietnam War and were thrown out of Vietnam before America tried to win a war in Vietnam. America also lost a Vietnam War.

What was the importance of the Vietnam war to the US?

To contain communism also to protect American ideals and broaden our influence in other counties

What is the importance of the NATO agreement in the Vietnam war?

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.

What war came after Vietnam War?

The Korean War came after the Vietnam War.

Who stopped the Vietnam war?

North Vietnam stopped the Vietnam War; by winning it.

Who ended the Vietnam War?

It is not really "who ended the Vietnam war?" but "how did the Vietnam war end?" in which case i do not have the answer too.

Vitenam war is a war of aggression or Civil War?

Vietnam War is a civil war because it was North Vietnam vs South Vietnam.

Who created the Vietnam War?

The Vietnam War was a product of the "Cold War."