During the vietnam war, north vietnam was communist, and south vietnam wasn't following the war, the unified country is now communist (and is one of the very few remaining co mmunist nations. The vietnam war was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam against south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states the conflict was. 40 years later, vietnam still deeply divided over war 40th anniversary of its fall — the day north vietnam's communist army captured south vietnam's capital 1975, marked the end of the. 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.
The vietnam war was a conflict involving the united states, between the communist north vietnam and the us-allied south vietnam us troops were sent to fight communism but they complained they were not being really supported by washington , remaining undermanned and underfunded. Although the most visible symbol of america’s chief enemy in the vietnam war, ho chi minh was still a difficult figure to hate a frail and benign-looking old man in peasant garb or mao jacket, the leader of the democratic republic of vietnam seemed perfectly described as ‘uncle ho,’ an. In the late 1920s, 3 separate communist parties, namely the annamese communist party, indochinese communist party and the indochinese communist union, were formed under the influence of marxism with the help of ho chi minh – a comintern (the communist international) agent who was expected to help build communist movements in southeast asia.
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 called the “american war” in vietnam (or, in full, the “war against the americans to save the. When the vietnamese nationalist (and communist-led) vietminh army defeated french forces at dienbienphu in 1954, the french were compelled to accede to the creation of a communist vietnam north of the 17th parallel while leaving a non-communist entity south of that line. Spreading communism, the spread of communism after the second world war, australia in the vietnam war era, history, year 9, nsw eastern asia europe was not the only arena in which the cold war was played out - east asia also became a theatre of operations for pro- and anti-communist forces.
Other countries in southeast asia will also fall to communism if vietnam does nuclear test ban the voluntary cessation of aboveground testing of nuclear weapons by the united states and the soviet union in existence from 1963 to now. The spy who loved us: the vietnam war and pham xuan an’s dangerous game, new york, 2009, pp 137-138 writing of the battle of ap bac, a communist victory, bass reveals that an provided the intelligence and training the viet cong needed to prepare for and win the battle then he tipped off american reporters to the battle. It is false to present the usa’s actions as the restraint of communism many non-communists in vietnam opposed the southern government, because it was so corrupt and so oppressive. The vietnam war was fought between north vietnam supported by the soviet union, china, and other communist allies, and southern vietnam with the united states and other anti-communist allies it was fought because of communism which seems to be playing a larger and larger role as time goes on. The causes of the vietnam war were derived from the symptoms, components and consequences of the cold warthe causes of the vietnam war revolve around the simple belief held by america that communism was threatening to expand all over south-east asia.
The following timelines, as comprehensive as they may seem, are still incomplete and we would like your input and additions to the the timelines. American influence grows during the cold war america fought communism in many places around the world us presidents promised to help countries that were threatened by communism they thought that if they let communists take over the southern part of vietnam other countries in the region would become communist too. The communist regime prevented journalists from documenting its war crimes, leaving an unbalanced historical record that continues to distort our memory of the conflict.
The communist party of vietnam (cpv), also known as the vietnamese communist party (vcp), is the founding and ruling political party of the socialist republic of vietnam although nominally it exists alongside the vietnamese fatherland front, it maintains a unitary government and has centralized. The vietnam war seeds of conflict 1945 - 1960 1941 communist activist ho chi minh secretly returns to vietnam after 30 years in exile and organizes a nationalist organization known as the viet minh (vietnam independence league. During world war ii the communist viet minh were the only effective vietnamese force resisting the japanese occupation of french indochina from vietnam perspective (1985), a documentary by encyclopædia britannica educational corporation encyclopædia britannica, inc.
If south vietnam fell to the communist north, then the neighboring countries of lao's and cambodia would fall to the communists nextthen thailand, then burma, india, pakistan, etc this was the. Wars and battles battles and wars have always had a significant impact on the course of history, shaping much of today's world from the earliest battles in ancient mesopotamia to today's conflicts in the middle east, the resources here will help you see the effect of war on history. “others called it the american war, but i saw it as a civil war between the north and south of vietnam america only took part in this war to support the south to fight communism,” he said. The war in vietnam wasn't about two separate countries for the vietnamese, this was a war about one country with two warring factions, and the weaker of those two had essentially been created and certainly bolstered by the us.