Main characteristics of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was a military battle between the years 1959 and 1975 in the country that bears the same name and that had the purpose that the country did not achieve reunification under a communist doctrine, which would ultimately lead to countries like United, Russia and China to take sides and be an active part of the conflict.

The war against an innocent people

In 1961, the president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, committed to South Vietnam to help him maintain his independence by signing an agreement of friendship and cooperation. Because of this, a year later, the first American troops arrived in Saigon, made up of 11,200 soldiers.

The country was divided into North Vietnam and South Vietnam and the United States was allied with South Vietnam and attacked North Vietnam, which had Russia and China as allies.

However, the North American attacks on North Vietnam did nothing but increase the nationalist resistance, besides generating a strong rejection in its own population before its intervention in this conflict.

It is estimated that in this war an estimated between 3.8 and 5.7 million people died, between civilians and the military. Finally, the United States withdrew its troops and South Vietnam would fight only against North Vietnam, losing the war, after which the reunification of the two Vietnam would take place.


Main characteristics of the Vietnam War
Source: Education  
June 17, 2019

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