Why were the Vietnam War called the Cold War?
The Vietnam War wasen't called the Cold War. It's two separate wars.
No. The cold war was a separate event but was continuous with no stopping until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. The Viet War was simply "part" of the cold war...the shooting part of the cold war. The cold war itself was NO WAR AT ALL. That's why they called it "Cold" the guns didn't get hot! When guns are fired they get HOT! In Vietnam the guns got hot.
Was World War 1 World War 2 and the Vietnam conflicts an example of hot wars involving American troops?
WWI and WWII was the good example of the hot war. Vietnam war was the cold war. America supported South Vietnam (democratic part of of Vietnam) While other communist country such as Russia, China support North Vietnam which was communist part. At that time there was a fight between democracy and communist which was called cold war
Vietnam was part of the cold war. The cold war was a military stand-off between two sets of nations with two different ways of life. Part of the cold war: Vietnam was a "hot" battle of the cold war. A war generally consists of a series of battles. Cold war=no deaths, no shooting Hot war=shooting and killing