the French lost the Vietnam war
The French had fought there from 1946 to 1954; 1st Indochina War or French Indochina War.
French was a second language in Vietnam during the 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.
The French were involved with Vietnam from 1887-1954. The actual French Indochina War was 1946-1954.
To stop Communism spreading into South Vietnam.
The cold war. The war against communism.
The Vietnam War started.
They were drafted.
The 1st IndoChina War, also called the "French Indo-China War", or the "French Vietnam War."
French Indochina War (1946-1954).
Yes. Vietnam was a French colony. They lost a Vietnam War and were thrown out of Vietnam before America tried to win a war in Vietnam. America also lost a Vietnam War.
The French Indochina War.
US war in RVN commenced in 1955. US war against North Vietnam commenced in 1964.
Their war was '46 to '54.
The French fought the 1st Indochina War (1946-1954). (Also known as the French-Vietnam War). The US fought the 2nd Indochina War (1961-1973). (Also known as the US-Vietnam War)
Unfortunately, before the Vietnam War, as you know it, Vietnam was still embroiled in war. Another words, before the Vietnam War, there already was another war in Vietnam...the 1st Indochina War (also called the French War). And before the French War was the Japanese occupation during WWII...which was a guerrilla war fought against Imperial Japanese occupation forces (supported by the US/Allies).
You had to be 18, or with parental permission 17, to join the military.
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.
The French gave it to them after the French Vietnam War.
The US joined the Vietnam War in 1960 or 1955because there was a civil war between North Vietnam and South Vietnam, and the US was good friends with South Vietnam's goverment, so they helped out.
Two: 1st Indochina War (French Indochina War) & 2nd Indochina War (America's Vietnam War).