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Who led the North Vietnamese in the Vietnam War?


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2008-10-28 06:16:36
2008-10-28 06:16:36

The leader of North Vietnam was Ho Chi Mihn.

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There was no rise of communism for South Vietnam (Republic of South Vietnam); they were conquered by North Vietnamese Army tanks!

The Vietnam War was fought to prevent the FREE WORLD country of South Vietnam from falling under the control of the Communist led North Vietnam.

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President Lydon Johnson lied to the American People that USA Navy Destroyers had been attacked at the Gulf of Tonkin by North Vietnamese Torpedo Boats. This lie led to the Tonkin Resolution, which led to the Vietnam War, 1965 to 1975. President LBJ said that the US Navy Sailors were probably just shooting at Flying Fish, when they claimed they were attacked by North Vietnamese enemy warships. LBJ lied so he could get permission from the Congress to attack North Vietnam.

The North Vietnamese (Communists under Ho Chi Minh) were victorious. American-led forces withdrew from Vietnam. Communist governments took power in Laos and Cambodia. South Vietnam was annexed to North Vietnam and the country was unified under the Communist government of Vietnam.

In the Vietnam war, North Vietnam was lead by Ho Chi Minh and South Vietnam was led by Ngo Dinh Diem.

After the Vietnamese drove the French out of Vietnam and the US handed it back to them after WW2, Ho Chi Minh tried to get the French to stay out, but they wouldn't. THis led to a Geneva Convention in which Vietnam was to be split in two [North (Communist) and South (Democratic) Vietnam] for a period of time in which Vietnamese could choose which state they wanted to live in. At the end of this time there would be an election and the Country would turn either fully Communist or Democratic. The Americans however boycotted this for fear of spread of Communism and the second Vietnamese War was started.

After World War II, there were three main events(wars) that occurred in Indochina.The First Indochina War was the war between France and the North Vietnam. This war expanded into Cambodia and Laos also.The Second Indochina War or often called the Vietnam War, in which North Vietnam fought against South Vietnam and the United States. North Vietnam wanted to take over the South and to integrate Vietnam into one communist nation.The Cambodian-Vietnamese War took place after Vietnam war. In this war, the Khmer Rouge(Cambodian Genocide) army that led by Pol Pot fought against Vietnam. The war lasted until 1989.

During the Vietnam and till 1975 Vietnam was divided in two parts. North Vietnam and South Vietnam. Government in South was supported by USA and was not socialist in nature. Majority of population in South supported US led war effort but population of North Vietnam was much larger than South and stood firmly behind Ho Chi Minh and his forces in war against USA.

The North Vietnamese Government tried to unite the country, but South Vietnam resisted. When North Vietnam sent combat troops and propagation 'cadre' into the South to persuade them to surrender, the U.S. and other allies came into the country to defend the South against Communism. Because of popular sentiment against the war, the U.S. withdrew all troops by April, 1973 - leaving the South Vietnamese Army to fight for themselves. Within two years, Saigon (the South Vietnam capital) fell to Communist North Vietnamese forces, and the country was unified, making HaNoi in North Vietnam the nation's capital.

What events led up to the Vietnam war

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