The vietnam war (vietnamese: chiến tranh việt nam), also known as the second indochina war, and in vietnam as the resistance war against america (vietnamese: kháng chiến chống mỹ) or simply the american war, was a conflict that occurred in vietnam, laos, and cambodia from 1 november 1955 to the fall of saigon on 30 april 1975. 'ending the vietnam war: a history of america's involvement in and extrication from the vietnam war,' by henry kissinger in ending the vietnam war, kissinger offers no great. In the short history of vietnam war literature, publishers would hardly touch a book on the war until the late 1970s and early 1980s—a part of the self-induced national amnesia about that conflict and its outcome.
Course examines the history and politics of the vietnam war, beginning with the war between the french and the vietnamese following world war ii and ending with the defeat of the south by the north in 1975 after successfully completing this course, the students should be able to: identify the. In 1967, the vietnam war was starting to heat up for the us, as its military presence steadily grew up to 500,000 men the pentagon ordered a secret study. Over 270 million cluster bombs were dropped on laos during the vietnam war (210 million more bombs than were dropped on iraq in 1991, 1998 and 2006 combined) up to 80 million did not detonate nearly 40 years on, less than 1% of these munitions have been destroyedmore than half of all confirmed cluster munitions casualties in the world have.
Exam description: a history of the vietnam war dsst covers what a student would learn during a single semester of a history of the vietnam war college course. Vietnam war, (1954-75), a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam and its allies in south vietnam, known as the viet cong, against the government of south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states. The vietnam war (also known as second indochina war or american war in vietnam) lasted from the 1 november 1955 - 30 of april 1975, (19 years, 5 months, 4 weeks and 1 day) it was fought between north vietnam and south vietnam. 5 best books on the vietnam war by jim sullivan perhaps the only decent thing to emerge from the vietnam war is a body of literature unsurpassed by the writing.
Vietnam war this chapter discusses how american became involved in southeast asia the escalation of american involvement in the vietnam war reactions to the war on the homefront president nixon's strategies for ending the war and cultural reactions to the war. Engineers at war describes the role of military engineers, especially the us army corps of engineers, in the vietnam war it is a story of the engineers' battle against an elusive and determined opposition in one of the harshest underdeveloped regions of the world. The vietnam veteran's memorial fund, inc is the nonprofit organization authorized by congress in 1980 to fund and build the vietnam veterans memorial in washington, dc the organization sought a tangible symbol of recognition from the american people for those who served in the war.
In the western world, the word vietnam is almost always followed by the word war however, vietnam has more than 1,000 years of recorded history, and it is much more interesting than just the events of the mid-20th century vietnam's people and economy were devastated by the process of. More than any us war since the civil war, vietnam divided america and made us reevaluate our society by any standard, the american effort in southeast asia was a major conflict money, bombs and men were fed into a meat grinder whose purpose seemed to change at every presidential press conference. Digital history id 2925 vietnam was the longest war in american history and the most unpopular american war of the 20th century it resulted in nearly 60,000 american deaths and in an estimated 2 million vietnamese deaths.
The vietnam war was the longest war in which the united states took part the vietnam war began in 1957 and ended in 1975 vietnam was separated into north vietnam and south vietnam. The vietnam war united states in vietnam 1945-1975 comprehensive timelines with quotes and analysis. A history of the vietnam war exam content outline the following is an outline of the content areas covered in the examination the approximate percentage of the.