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2008-08-05 07:13:26
2008-08-05 07:13:26

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.


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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."

Most people know what the Vietnam War is; what is the American War?

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Vietnam won the French war. North Vietnam won the American Vietnam War. There was no such country named "Vietnam" during the American Vietnam War 1955-1975. There were two nations: North VN & South VN.

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The Vietnam Conflict, the Indochina war. The people and government in Vietnam today refer to it as the American War.

The name for what is commonly known in the US as "The Vietnam War" is still contested. The problem is perspective and the different versions are often unsatisfactory and are politically motivated. Some people designate the war fought between the French and Vietnamese as the 1st Indochinese War and then the war between North and South Vietnam as the 2nd Indochinese War. These terms are more accurate in that they demonstrate that the fighting took place in all of Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos). In Vietnam the war between North and South is often called the American War, where as in the US, people term it the Vietnam War. Both are widely inaccurate and fail to take into account the fact that a number of other countries participated on both sides of the conflict. Also, what is termed as a civil war between North and South can also be viewed as a proxy war, with Soviet and Chinese support of the North and American intervention in the South. Most historians would agree that the war may not have occurred as it did without direct American involvement after the partioning of Vietnam in 1954.

In Vietnam at the time, and still today, it is referred to as "The American War."

The veterans abbreviated it to "Nam. " And it was derisively called "McNamara's War" after Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Another Answer: To the Vietnamese it was called the "American War".

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