The US backed South Vietnam. During this time the north was supporting communism and in 1976, the countries reunified into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
ANSWER Ho Chi Minh was the president of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War his original name was Nguyen Tat. Diem was the president of South Vietnam. Diem was assassinated Nguyen Van Thien was the president of South Vietnam after him.
in vietnam many people died but it was the south with the US on their side against the north with Russia and durring that time north vietnam with russia on their side were able to advance and take controll of the south untill the US came and supported the south which brought it to the border that they have now which is divided in half. but overall the south was good north bad and the north was way stronger because we had to retreat back to the US because the north was too powerful.
The war was fought in both North & South Korea. This contrasts with Vietnam, in which the ground war was totally fought in South Vietnam; however, the USAF/USN fought the AIR WAR over NORTH Vietnam.
The north was always communist, the south at one time was called the REPUBLIC of South Vietnam; which ceased to exist in '75.
Military advisors were deployed to South Vietnam in the 1950s under Eisernhower. When North Vietnam escalated aggression against the South in 1961 John Kennedy sent more advisors.
South Vietnam is technically still controlled by North Vietnam so they are communists which is the opposite of democracy. Since North Vietnam wants to stay in control, a North Vietnam leader is chosen to be the leader of South Vietnam so all of Vietmnam would refuse to hold democratic elections since they are both communists basically, even though most of South Vietnam wants to be democratic. Answer. South Vietnam's leader refused to hold elections in 1956 after the agreed partition of Vietnam in 1954 even though elections were part of the agreement signed by both parties in Geneva. The agreement was for elections in North and South Vietnam but it was considered at the time by the South Vietnam government that, such was Ho Chi Minh's hold on the north, any elections could not be democratic there and as there were so many sympathisers for the north in South Vietnam, President Ngo Dinh Diem felt he would loose an election.
Hanoi was put behind in it's invasion (of the South) time-tables; it bought "time" for the south.
US Military personnel arriving in South Vietnam were welcomed with the following phrase, "Welcome to the Republic of South Vietnam" (RVN). Or, at least that's what the female (males didn't do female work on airliners back then) airline stewardess said before the men disembarked from the plane. In a way, South Vietnam (RVN) was the primary reason the Vietnam War was being fought to begin with...to preserve it from being conquered by Communist North Vietnam. Well, the North won the war, and so to answer your question, "South Vietnam" used to be a country in Southeast Asia that existed from about 1954 until 1975 at which time it was consumed (conquered/defeated) by North Vietnam, and no longer exists.
The leader of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War period of the Cold War was Ho Chi Minh. The leader of South Vietnam at the time was Ngo Dinh Diem.
In 1954. Vietnam was divided into the North (Communism) and South (Decmoracy). The North was supported the Chinese and Soviet Union. The South was backed by the U.S and its allies. During that time more than 1 milion North Vietnamese moved to the South. In 1975 the country reunited after the U.S Army had withdrawn out of the South and the North over ran the South government. Again, the Vietnamese escaped out of the communist rulers, this time was not 1 million, but more than 3 million of people. There is more than 1 million Vietnamese residing in the U.S, the rest of them are scattering all over the world.
American involvement in the Tet Offensive, many Vietnamese were died and wounded. Simultaneously, North Vietnam and South Vietnam united to fight US.
A civil war is ONE nation fighting itself. The US Civil War is an example of ONE nation fighting itself; the North against the South. Vietnam was TWO separate nations; a North Vietnam against the South Vietnamese government. North and South Vietnam were created at the same time on or about 1954. They became one nation, for the first time in 1975, when they won the war.
North Vietnam was a communist country at one point of time. North Vietnam stopped being a communist country in 1976.
Yes and No. South Vietnam only existed from 1955-1975, but during that time, Saigon was the capital of South Vietnam.
The war officially ended for the United States with the Paris Peace Accords of January 1973. The main stipulation dictated that American troops would leave and that North Vietnam would not attack South Vietnam. It is widely known that the U.S. and North Vietnam secretly negotiated a specific time-frame upon which the North could eventually invade the South without making it look like the U.S. had simply abandoned its South Vietnamese allies. Whatever the negotiation, the North invaded in April 1975. By then, the Americans did nothing to defend the South, and the nation of Vietnam was reunified for the first time since 1954. It has remained so ever since.
France had conflicts with north Vietnam and had sent troops along before the u.s and retreated around the time the u.s. got involved. The french sent the soldiers to south Vietnam since north Vietnam was resisting colonial control from France.
No, actually they didn`t because they were against each other at the time so they were frenemies...lol I meant enemies!!
Ho Chi Minh was the Premiere of North Vietnam during this period.
Vietnam was a divided country, formerly the French colony of Indochina, on the southeast coast of mainland Asia. It is west of the Philippines across the South China Sea.The air war was fought over the skies of North Vietnam. The ground war was fought in South Vietnam. The US Navy's riverine wars were fought in the rivers & swamps of South Vietnam.There was some action taken in Cambodia and Laos, typically air raids and a few ground sorties.The Vietnam war was fought mostly in Vietnam. Some fighting occured in the nearby countries of Laos and Cambodia. At that time the country was divided into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The U.S. was trying to help South Vietnam. Vietnam is located on the Asian continent somwhat south of China and bordering on the Pacific Ocean.
After the U.S. evacuated the American embassy in Saigon, North Vietnam which had already taken over much of South Vietnam invaded Saigon. They met little resistance. The war continued into the 1980s. The South Vietnamese were left under equipped and poorly trained. South Vietnam was united with North Vietnam. Only this time it was a communist country. Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Mihn City after the North's late leader, Ho Chi Mihn
NVA T54/T55 medium tanks crashed thru their gates. The South surrendered to the North at that time.
Dwight D. Eisenhower pledged U.S. support for a non-communist Vietnam. Ngo Dinh Diem (the leader of South Vietnam at the time) opposed both the French and the Communists making many American leaders such as Eisenhower support him.
U.S. forces successfully defended South Vietnam from the time they entered the country in 1959 through 1973 when they left. They perfected helicopter warfare against guerrilla tactics.The U.S. had total air and sea dominance in the south as well.South Vietnam fell to the North Vietnamese communist forces a full two years after the U.S. left Vietnam.
America's policy was that we had spent enough lives and money trying to save a corrupt and inept country that couldn't defend itself (South Vietnam). Now it was time to let the inevitable happen, and that was to let South Vietnam fall to North Vietnam. The USA did it's best, but, we couldn't do anymore.