The Vietnam War took place in Vietnam, Laos, and also Cambodia through the 1st of November 1955 onto the fall of Saigon upon the 30th of April 1975. The Vietnam war came after the initial Indochina War and had been fought between North Vietnam, backed by its communist allies, as well as the government of South Vietnam, backed by the United States among other anti-communist nations.

The Viet Cong (also referred to as the National Liberation Front, or NLF), was actually a lightly equipped South Vietnamese communist-controlled common front, they used guerrilla warfare with anti-communist forces in the area. The Vietnam People's Army (North Vietnamese Army) engaged in an even more traditional war, occasionally assigning significant units directly into combat.

The United States along with the South Vietnamese army used air superiority along with overpowering firepower in order to carry out search and destroy missions, that consisted of ground forces, artillery, and even airstrikes.The United States government deemed participation within the war an effort to avoid any communist takeover of South Vietnam in their broader means of containment.

The North Vietnamese government along with the Viet Cong perceived the conflict as being a colonial war, fought in the beginning against France, helped by the United States , and later on against South Vietnam, in which it viewed as a United States puppet state. American armed service consultants arrived on the scene in what had been then French Indochina starting in 1950. The United States participation increased during 1960s, with soldier quantities tripling throughout 1961 and then tripling once more during 1962.

United States battle units had been stationed starting in 1965. Missions spanned international boundaries, with Laos and Cambodia being intensively bombed. American participation within the war actually peaked throughout 1968, during the time of the Tet Offensive. Following this, United States ground forces had been steadily removed as an element of Vietnamization. Inspite of the Paris Peace Accords, agreed upon by virtually all participants throughout January 1973, fighting carried on.United States armed forces participation concluded upon the 15th of August 1973 on account of the Case-Church Amendment approved by the United States Congress.

The capture of Saigon by means of the Vietnam People's Army within April 1975 designated the end of the war, with North and South Vietnam reunified by the next year. The Vietnam War exacted an enormous human price in regards to deaths. Some rough figures of the amount of Vietnamese troops and civilians slaughtered differ from lower than one million to greater than three million, 200,000 to 300,000 Cambodians, 20,000 to 200,000 Laotians. 58,220 United States service individuals also perished during the war.

Vietnam War

The Battle of Khe Sanh

History of War - Vietnam War

Written by Tim Nash

Songs have been Written About the battle of Khe Sanh, a well known battle and one of the longest battles during the second Vietnamese war (American Vietnam war). Lasting from 21 January 1968 until...
 

The Battle Of Hamburger Hill

History of War - Vietnam War

Written by Tim Nash

The Battle of Hamburger Hill took place in 1969 from May 10th until May 20th. The battle was fought between the United States Army supported by their Ally the South Vietnamese Army against The...
 

The Battle of Ia Drang

History of War - Vietnam War

Written by Tim Nash

The Battle of Ia Drang took place from the 14th of November 1965 until the 18th of November 1965. It was the first major battle between the United States Army and the People's Army of North...
 

Fall of Saigon

History of War - Vietnam War

Written by Tim Nash

During December of 1974, the People's Army of North Vietnam also known as (PAVN) commenced numerous attacks towards South Vietnam. Success was achieved against the Army of the Republic of Vietnam...
 

Map of the Vietnam War

History of War - Vietnam War

Written by Tim Nash

This page contains a map detailing the major battles of the Vietnam War with related reading on the Vietnam War.

Brief Overview of Vietnam War

Following World War 2 communist country's lead by...
 

Weapons used in Vietnam War

History of War - Vietnam War

Written by Tim Nash

Stemming from the tensions, alliances and expansion of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States of America, the Vietnam War was fought between the North Vietnam, supported by its...
 

Vietnam War Facts

History of War - Vietnam War

Written by Tim Nash

The Vietnam War is one of the most well known wars to happen after both World War One and World War Two. The Vietnam is also the war that many do not understand because the information given in the...
 

U.S. Vietnam War

History of War - Vietnam War

Written by Tim Nash

Following World War 2 communist country's lead by China recognized the Vietminh's democratic republic of Vietnam as the official government of North Vietnam, whilst other nations recognized the...
 

Vietnam War Summary

History of War - Vietnam War

Written by Tim Nash

In a Summary of Vietnam war between communist North Vietnam and capitalist South Vietnam which commenced in 1964 and concluded in 1975. It was fought in southern Vietnam and bordering areas of...
 

Why Did the US Enter the Vietnam War

History of War - Vietnam War

Written by Tim Nash

The reason behind the us entering the Vietnam War was a general attempt to prevent Communism.

Communism although good in theory particular for the masses, doesn’t always work.

Sadly it...
 

 

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