The Vietnam War.

By Chris B, Bal subash B, Bailey G.

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The causes of the Vietnam War

The causes of Vietnam War were the components and the consequences of the Cold War. The causes of Vietnam War revolve around a belief held by America that communism was threatening to expand all over south-east Asia.
Causes of the Vietnam War

The beginning of war

  • The war began at 1954 after the rise to power of Ho Chi Minh and his Communist Viet Minh party in North Vietnam and it continued against the backdrop of an intense Cold War between United States and the Soviet Union.

F-4 Phantom Napalm Strike

Eisenhower abandoned the allied approach

In 1955 Eisenhower abandoned the allied approach and moved a unilateral direction as the United States dedicated itself a building a strong Vietnamese nation in the South under the leadership of the Ngo Dinh Diem.
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Diem announced the Geneva-mandated reunification

In 1956 Diem announced that the Geneva-mandated reunification was not held, as he feared the communists would win such contests.
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Communist Government in North Vietnam

  • In December 1960, the communist government in North Vietnam announced the birth of the National Liberation Front in South Vietnam, although the organization had already existed for at least a couple of years.

Johnson's plan for success

Johnson's goal for U.S. involvement in Vietnam was not for U.S. to win the war, but for U.S. troops to support South Vietnam's defenses until South Vietnam could take over.

By entering the Vietnam War without a gal to win, Johnson set future public and troop disappointment when the U.S. found themselves in a stalemate with the North Vietnamese and the Vietnam Cong.

Long Tan battle

Long Tan was an important battle in the Vietnam War. It took place in August 18, 1966 in the southern part of the Vietnam. It started when the Viet Cong shot at the Australian base called Nui Dat. Australian troops stopped a much larger Vietnam army.
Battle of Long Tan - Vietnam War - 18 August 1966
Report from Vietnam (1968)

U.S. involvement

By 1969 U.S. involvement in the war was more than 500,000 U.S.military personnel were involved in the Vietnam conflict.
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The ending of The Vietnam War

  • In 1975, communist forces seized control of Saigon ending the Vietnam War and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year.

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Casualties to The Vietnam War

More than 3 million people were killed in Vietnam War and more than half were Vietnamese Civilians.
Vietnam War - Combat Casualties Airlift