Vietnam war analog in south america i came across a very interesting thread recently about possible vietnam war analogs if vietnam. The irony is that had that pilot had his way america would have lost so much more that just the vietnam war advertisement answer. I n 40 years, the relationship between the united states and vietnam has swung about as widely as is possible between two countries in 1975, the us cut diplomatic ties with hanoi after the end of the vietnam war (aka the second indochina war), which left more than a million vietnamese and more than 58,000 americans dead us officials and. The united states came into a civil war between the citizens of north and south vietnam which had been going on for centuries considering the vegetation, and the style of fighting the us did not have what it needed to be prepared. The debate over the us's war in vietnam continues to hang over this country's most recent and techno-futuristic imperial adventures nick's book makes for timely if extraordinarily painful reading, and i sat down with him recently to talk about the ongoing relevance of vietnam, massacres, and secretly photocopying whole us government. United states of america (vietnam victory) edit history talk (16) share united states the united states of america timeline: vietnam victory otl equivalent: united.
Ellsberg helped write the department of defense history of the war in vietnam, and then decided to make the top- secret document public, with the aid of his friend, anthony russo, a former rand corporation man the two had met in saigon, where both had been affected, in different experiences, by direct sight of the war, and had become. For nearly a decade, american combat soldiers fought in south vietnam to help sustain an independent, noncommunist nation in southeast asia after us troops departed in 1973, the collapse of south vietnam in 1975 prompted a lasting search to explain the united states’ first lost war. The vietnam war was the longest in us history until the afghanistan war (2002-2014) the war was extremely divisive in the us, europe, australia, and elsewhere because the us failed to achieve a military victory and the republic of south vietnam was ultimately taken over by north vietnam, the vietnam experience became known as. The role of the united states in the vietnam war began after world war ii and escalated into full commitment during the vietnam war from 1955 to 1975 the us involvement in south vietnam stemmed from 20 long years of political and economic action these had the common incentive of ending the growing communist domination in vietnam. Britain recognizes the independence of the united states of america chickamunga war (1776–1795) location: old southwest abduction of daniel boone's daughter by the.
Could the united states have won in vietnam bradley willis the united states failed to understand that the vietnam war was political and that victory relied on. While americans were girding to fight the civil war in 1860, the french were beginning a century-long imperial involvement in indochina the lands now known as vietnam, laos, and cambodia comprised indochinathe riches to be harvested in these lands proved economically enticing to the french. In the end of victory culture, tom engelhardt argues that inability of the korean and vietnam wars to fit into the dominant narrative of american culture, coupled with the inability to openly confront the soviet union due to the prospect of nuclear war, led to the feeling of malaise that pervaded the cold war. There is a broad consensus among professional historians that the vietnam war was effectively unwinnable even the revisionists admit their minority status, though some claim that it’s because of a deep-seated liberal bias within the academic history profession.
The vietnam war and the tragedy of containment by michael o'malley the story of the vietnam war given here is one many historians would recognize and agree with. Origins and history of the war: the war in vietnam occurred during the cold war era, and is generally viewed as an indirect conflict between the united states and the soviet union, with each nation and its allies supporting one side.
For le duan, the hanoi politburo’s first secretary, a major battlefield success in 1968 promised a great deal decisive victory would break a stalemated war in south vietnam it would force the americans into negotiations it would compel the united states to withdraw its troops a decisive military victory would. America and vietnam: the unending war by george c herring about the author: george c herring is professor of history at the university of kentucky, and recently a.
Victory in vietnam: the official history of the people's army of vietnam, 1954-1975 (modern war studies) [merle l pribbenow] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers what was for the united states a struggle against creeping communism in southeast asia was for the people of north vietnam a great patriotic war that saw its eventual victory. The vietnam war america commits 1961 - 1964 1961 january 1961 - soviet premier nikita khrushchev pledges support for wars of national liberation throughout the world his statement greatly encourages communists in north vietnam to escalate their armed struggle to unify vietnam under ho chi minh. This collection of vietnam war essay questions has been written and compiled by alpha history authors, for use by teachers and students they can also be used for short-answer questions, homework activities and other research or revision tasks. The vietnam war was the second-longest war in united states history, after the war in afghanistan promises and commitments to the people and government of south vietnam to keep communist forces from overtaking them reached back into the truman administration eisenhower placed military advisers and cia operatives in vietnam. Part iv – american battlefield victories posted on november 14, 2010 october 14, 2017 in vietnam war with 4 comments printer friendly “from 1964 to 1972.
Greg: i’ve read a lot about the history of the vietnam war, to include the french prologue in indochina yes, i know if elections had been held after dien bien phu in the 1950s, ho chi minh and the communists would have won, and vietnam would have been united politically, avoiding the catastrophic war of the 1960s and early 1970s. Americas wars- all the major wars that that united states has fought revolutionary war from 1775 to 1782, the americans faced off against the largest empire in the. Vietnam war was a cold war military conflict that occurred in vietnam, laos, and cambodia from november 1, , to april 30, 1975 when saigon fell this war followed the first indochina war and was fought between north vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of south vietnam, supported by the united states and. It wasn’t possible to kill your way to victory in vietnam as in world war ii history, culture, the evolution of the communist party under ho chi minh — things. History chapter 16 study play president johnson entered the vietnam war because he knew that american people expected victory in vietnam. In southeast asia, the us government used the now-discredited domino theory to justify its involvement in the vietnam war and its support for a non-communist dictator in south vietnam in fact, the american failure to prevent a communist victory in vietnam had much less of an impact than had been assumed by proponents of the domino theory.