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America fought to prevent communists from taking over Vietnam. they failed, and communists took over vietnam.

Then the communists decided not to be communist anymore but shop at Mcdonalds and wal-mart instead.

Did america lose the Vietnam War? It depends on whether you look short term or long term

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Q: Why was the Vietnam war considered a defeat?
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