The Vietnam War

1600s Research project

Overview

My project is about the Vietnam War which was a long, costy armed conflict between the communist regime of North Vietnam and its South Vietnam and its ally, the U.S. What happen? The North Vietnamese govt. and the Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam under communist rule. They viewed the conflict as a colonial war, fought against forces from France and then the U.S., and later against South Vietnam. When did this happen? During World War ll, Japan invaded and occupied Vietnam located in Southeast Asia that had been under French administration since the late 19th century. Inspired by Chinese and soviet communism, Ho chi Minh formed the Viet Minh, or the league for the Independence of Vietnam, to fight both French and Japan. Japan withdrew its forces in 1945, leaving the French-educated Emperor Bao Dai in control of an independent Vietnam. Ho’s Viet minh forces rose up immediately, seizing the northern city Hanoi and declaring a Democratic Republic of Vietnam with Ho as president. The Vietnam War took place mainly in Vietnam, a small country in Southeast Asia. At the beginning of the War, most of the fighting took place in the South where the Republic of Vietnam. However as the War went on, it expanded north and even to Combodic and Laos who shared their eastern borders with Vietnam. Why did it happen? The Vietnamese govt. and the Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam under communist rule. The Vietnam War is important because, it was the longest war in the U.S. history and one of the bloodiest war we had have against another country.

Impact in the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War impact society negatively since many people died and many family’s had to go through their children, sister, brother, and etc. gone. Now in someone else’s word here is a quote they say that the Vietnam War impact society negative “compared with many of the 4 million Vietnamese in the diapora, my family has been lucky. None of my relatives can be counted among the 3 million who died during the war or the hundreds of thousands who disappeared at sea trying to escape by boat. But our experience in coming to America was difficult.’’

The Vietnam War add to the world since that many children were separate from there family members at a young age. Now here is a quote from another person that affect him after the war. “When I first came to this country I was taken from my parents and put into a household of Americans strangers who were supposed to care for me while my parents gotten their feet back up.”

The Vietnam War change the world since many soldiers died on both sides. Many people that died we still don’t know their names. Here is a quote from another person how the Vietnam War change the world, “for many like the southern Vietnamese veterans who will not find the names of their more than 200,000 dead comrades on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.’’

Some events that happened because of the Vietnam is the Vietnamese people are in need to be free from France during WWl. Now here is quote from a one person saying how one event cause the starting of the Vietnam War, “following WWl, a young Vietnamese patriot name Nguyen (later know as Ho Chi Minh) arrives at the Paris Peace conference. Responding to America President Woodrow Wilson’s promise of “self-determination “for nations.”


Five Fun Facts

  • During the early 1960s, there was a “Secret War”, where the CIA recruited 50% of the Hmog population to fight for the U.S. in the Vietnam War. Afterwards, they were completely abandoned.
  • At the end of the Vietnam War, the USS Midway crew pushed $10 million worth of helicopters into the sea so that a Cessna full of eracuees could land on the deck.
  • U.S. troops endured 120-degree temperature while sitting in swamps.


  • The U.S. and South Vietnam had Catholic presidents who were shot to death in November 1963.

  • Congressional Medal of Honor Winner Peter Lemon was high in marijuana when he single-handedly fought off two waves of Vietcong troops and dragged a wounded soldier to safety.

Vietnam War: History and Key Dates

Connection to Now

One thing that is similar to the Vietnam War is the war that is going on in Afghanistan since many people said that many people that we shouldn't go over there and so did people say that we shouldn't go Vietnam.

“As we keep on losing good soldier’s new society groups are going on such as, ISIS and many more.”

The war in Afghanistan and the Vietnam War are similar since, many of us who marched against the Vietnam War 40 years ago have a terminal case of déjà’ vu over Afghanistan as we blunder into our ninth year of bombing and occupation. More than 90% of U.S. funding goes to military purposes, and we still aren't winning hearts or minds

Another thing how both wars are is in America, I used to explain that, “Vietnam wasn't just a war, nut a country with a history, a culture. And people same as Afghanistan.”