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What were the main reasons that the Vietnam War divided the US?

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Most American wars have obvious starting points or precipitating causes: the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, the capture of Fort Sumter in 1861, the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and the North Korean invasion of South Korea in June 1950, for example. But there was no fixed beginning for the U.S. war in Vietnam.

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Part of the cold war; communist aggression. Without those two reasons, the US would not have been involved.


It wasn't divided after WW2; Korea was. Vietnam was divided in 1954 at the 17th parallel, after the French Indochina War (aka 1st Indochina War).


One of the main reasons was to separate the Vietnam War from the French War or French Vietnam War (which is often referred to as the French Indochina War; and lately, the 1st Indochina War). To makes things simple: The French Indochina War and the US (American) Vietnam War, might be the easiest way to remember it.


It wasn't divided before the war. The division happened at the end of the war.


As was the American people, the UN was divided on the Vietnam War.


Like the US Civil War in the 1860s the Vietnam War in the 1960s divided America.





The Cold War and the fear that it would spread were the main events that led up to the conflict in the Vietnam War. The war in Vietnam lasted roughly 10 years.


They were divided along the 17th Parallel, with a one-mile DMZ between them.


Unless the US INVADED North Vietnam or deployed NUCLEAR weapons, the war was unwinnable.


money religion reasons land and for peace


there were many causes of the Vietnam war but the "main" cause was fear of Communism


The country of Vietnam had divided into communist North Vietnam and democratic South Vietnam, and was fighting a civil war to determine if the country would be reunified as a communist nation, or if it would remain a divided nation. Untimately, North Vietnam prevailed.


It was an issue which divided the US.


Stop communist aggression


It divided the country into pro-war and anti-war factions.


Vietnam reunited in 1976 after the end of the Vietnam war, South Vietnam (democratic side) losing to North Vietnam (communist side).


North Vietnam and the United States. South Vietnam wasn't the main combatant, because they did NOT conduct the Air War over North Vietnam. The Vietnam War had three categories: US Navy-Riverine War; US Air Force-Air War; US Army/US Marines-Land War.


To prevent Communist North Vietnam from taking over the (non-communist) Republic of South Vietnam.


durin the cold war the three nations that got divided were Korea,Vietnam and,Germany


Vietnam didn't divide after WW2 (1945); it divided in 1954 at the end of the French Indochina War.


Communist Northern aggression; they won.




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