Vietnam War
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What were they fighting for in the Vietnam war?

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September 17, 2014 4:18PM

When the Vietnam War started, the world was in the grip of the Cold War. The United States was worried about the possible spread of Communism in Southeast Asia. We felt that we needed to act to prevent this.

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For one we were fighting the vietkong in Vietnam instead of the Japanese. also we were fighting in Vietnam instead of Germany and japan.

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Air war North Vietnam. Ground war South Vietnam.

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Communist north Vietnam was fighting the anti-Communist south Vietnam who had the help of America

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Technically the Vietnam War never ended. They just stopped fighting.

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Thailand sent men to South Vietnam.

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The ground fighting occurred all over SOUTH Vietnam. The air war took place all over NORTH Vietnam.

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It was fighting for democracy and against communism.

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Before World War Two, Vietnam had been part of the French Empire.There had been fighting in Vietnam for decades before the Vietnam War began.

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it was guerrilla warefare

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Fighting communist aggression.

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The war was between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The US was fighting with the Republic of South Vietnam to prevent an invasion by the Communist North Vietnam.

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No, because the US is not fighting the country of Afghanistan. The US was fighting the country of North Vietnam. The US is not at war with any nation as of this date.

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To preserve the south (RVN=Republic of South Vietnam).

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Communist NORTH verses Republic of SOUTH Vietnam.

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The results of the "US fighting in the Vietnam War", was that Communist North Vietnam achieved it's goal(s) of conquering the Republic of South Vietnam in 1975. And that the US did not achieve it's goal of preventing it.

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The US has been fighting in Afghanistan longer it was fighting in Vietnam. It is the longest war in US history.

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An ex-serviceman who served in the Vietnam War and is (was) disabled from fighting in the war (crippled/handicapped).

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We called it the "Vietnam War" or the "Vietnam Conflict." When the French were fighting there, it was the "Indochina War." Today, the Vietnamese call it the "American War."

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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.

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Part of the cold war; fighting communism.

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Fighting in the Iraq War, World War 2 or The Vietnam War.