Why was the end of the Vietnam war important?
After the war was over, it became the first real loss for the United States despite excellent military performance and almost 100% tactical victory. It also helped take the wind out of the Hippy/Peace Movement, which makes sense as it was largely started to counter the war in Vietnam and helped to bring Americans closer together by removing one of the great obstacle which had divided them. It also ushered in a new era of American caution with regards to the deployment of US military forces, which America did not overcome until after several successful campaigns, in particular the First Persian Gulf War.
For Vietnam, it finally meant unity for an independent Vietnam, even if it was under a brutal communist dictatorship. Many people who had resisted the North were sent to "reeducation" camps and were brutally tortured, brainwashed, and sometimes killed; however, Vietnam has been moving forward ever since the war's end in its development, albeit slowly. Now Vietnam is actually trying to engage the US again, but this time as an economic partner instead of a military enemy.
In terms of the war against communism, Vietnam was an indecisive battle. Communism had not been prevented from overtaking Vietnam, but the Vietnamese were so exhausted by almost 30 years of neverending conflict that any Vietnamese Communist ambitions in the rest of Southeastern Asia--if there were any--had to be shelved. While Vietnam did serve as a blight on the US's record for some time, the Soviets eventually had their own Vietnam-like catastrophe in Afghanistan. Like the US, the Soviets dominated tactically, but strategically were unable to accomplish their goals of supporting the actually fairly weak Communist Party in Afghanistan. Both wars combined demonstrated to the world that direct military involvement is not always a feasible solution.
Because the US used the military strategy of fighting a "limited" war, it lost. Heavy casualties over many years caused President Nixon to agree to peace talks.
There were several important battles in the Vietnam War. The most important battles for America were the Tet Offensive, the Battle of Hue, and Khe Sanh, which convinced the American government to begin withdrawing its troops from Vietnam. For Vietnam, the Easter Offensive and the 1975 Spring Offensive were the most important. They were the final two major battles of the war and ended the Republic of South Vietnam.
The importance of the Vietnam War is struggle between nationalist forces attempting to join 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 way the Vietnam War has become a…
Vietnam Wat was an important phase in the history of Asia. The country had a long history of struggles with the Europeans and then with the Americans. basically the war took place because of the conflict between the communist supporters and the oppositions in the area. The war came to an end with the victory of the communists in the area and the withdrawal of the americans.
A) America bombed North Vietnam to the peace table B) North Vietnam forced the US to accept it could not win and it sought peace Take your pick depending on your point of view. Either way, the war ended with the signing of a peace agreement on January 27th 1973. --ANSWER-- It is not really "who ended the Vietnam war?" but "how did the Vietnam war end?" in which case i do not have the…