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Why did North Vietnam attack South Vietnam in 1957?

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The north Vietnamese wanted South Vietnam reunited with north Vietnam

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AnswerThe Vietnam War was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States (with the aid of the South Vietnamese) attempting to prevent the spread of communism. Engaged in a war that many viewed as having no way to win, U.S. leaders lost the American public's support for the war. Since the end of the war, the Vietnam War has become a benchmark for what not to do in all future U.S. foreign conflicts. 1957-1963 - North Vietnam and the Viet Cong fight South Vietnamese troops. Hoping to stop the spread of communism in Southeast Asia, the U.S. sends more aid and military advisors to help the South Vietnamese government. The number of U.S. military advisors in Vietnam grows from 900 in 1960 to 11,000 in 19621964-1969 - By 1964, the Viet Cong, the Communist guerilla force, has 35,000 troops in South Vietnam. The U.S. sends more and more troops to fight the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese, with the number of U.S. troops in Vietnam peaking at 543,000 in April 1969.August 2, 1964 - Gulf of Tonkin - The North Vietnamese fire on a U.S. destroyer anchored in the Gulf of Tonkin.August 5, 1964 - President Lyndon B. Johnson asks Congress for the power to go to war against the North Vietnamese and the Communists for violating the Geneva Accords against South Vietnam and Laos. The request is granted August 7, 1964January 30, 1968 - Tet Offensive - The North Vietnamese launch a massive surprise attack during the festival of the Vietnamese New Year, called Tet. The attack hits 36 major cities and towns in South Vietnam.March 16, 1968 - My Lai Massacre - About 400 women, children and elderly men are massacred by U.S. forces in the village of My Lai in South Vietnam.April 1970 - Invasion of Cambodia during Richard Nixon PresidencyFebruary 8, 1971 - Invasion of Laos - Under orders from President NixonJanuary 27, 1973 - A cease-fire is arranged after peace talks.March 29, 1973 - The last American ground troops leave.April 30, 1975 - South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnam as North Vietnamese troops enter Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh City.From the above you may chose the Vietnam war date and how many years had passed since this war.For more details, refer to link below.


1957 - 65 - South Vietnamese army against North Vietnamese Communist rebels (Viet Cong) 1965 - 69 - The war itself. US involved in fighting. US troops (with South Vietnamese army troops) against Viet Cong 1969 - 73 - Vietnamisation. US troops start leaving Vietnam. March 29, 1973 - Last US troops leave.


South Vietnam's president in 1957 was Mr. Ngo Dinh Diem.


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Vietnam was at one time a French colony. Someone will surely correct me if I'm incorrect, but when I hear or see the term "the Vietnam War," I consider that being the "war" the US participated in during the period of about 1957 or 1960 through 1975. Prior to World War II, Vietnam was a French colony for a hundred years or so. After World War II, the Communists drove the French out, culmanating with the LAST major battle being a long, bloody battle in the northwest of the area later known as North Vietnam. That battle was at a place called Dien Bien Fu [spelling?]. I think that was sometime in 1954. This resulted in Vietnam being "partitioned," by the United Nations, into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. Communist North Vietnam was not satisfied with that settlement, and wanted to control ALL of the country, and immediately began to attempt to take over South Vietnam. The United Nations, several "free" nations, and the United States thought that this was wrong, and attempted to help South Vietnam maintian it's sovereignty. In fact, when the French were kicked out of Vietnam in 1954, then President Dwight D. Eisenhauer helped to form a group of Western Pacific nations interested in preventing the "spread" of Communism, and not being taken over by the Communists. South Vietnam was one member of this group. This group also included non area nations, such as the United States, Australia, South Korea, Great Britian, and others I cannot recall at this time. That group, called the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization [SEATO] all signed a treaty agreeing that if any member nation was invaded by the Communists, then all member nations would support and fight with the threatened nation in defending itself. To my recollection, France was not a member of NATO, and did not participate in "this" Vietnam War. When the North Vietnamese army and the South Vietnamese Viet Cong revolutionaries became too much for the South Vietnamese government to handle, South Vietnam envoked the South East Asia Treaty, and requested full assistance from all member nations. That was about 1962 or 1963, I think. To my knowledge, France never participated in this conflict in any way, let alone to "fight in the Vietnam war."


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