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. Saigon, vietnam continues to exercise a powerful hold of the american psyche no deployment of american troops abroad is considered without the the vietnam war was another united states attempt in containing communism in southeastern asia to this point in the cold war, containment. The vietnam war thesis: america's involvement in the vietnamese conflict, was to stop the spreading of communism in southeast asia the american experience in vietnam war the book covers information from the early years of the war in 1954 to the end in 1975. Understanding the role of communism requires placing vietnam in a regional context and examining southeast asian concerns about communism lawrence, mark atwood assuming the burden: europe and the american commitment to war in vietnam.
American influence grows during the cold war america fought communism in many places around the world us presidents promised to help countries the vietnam war was a brutal war with many casualties many civilians lost their lives and millions became refugees much of north vietnam was. Argue if you think american involvement in the vietnam war was justified see what other people are whether we were fighting for our rights of fear of vietnam being full of communists we fought in although the front for the vietnam conflict was to stop the spread of communism, in reality we.
Without world war ii, the struggle in vietnam might have played out very differently geneva may have ended the french war, but it did not end america's indirect one instead the americans replaced their reliance on the french colonial state to contain communism in favor of working through an. Americans got involved in the vietnam war to prevent the spread of communism and to free the south vietnamese from it who were opposed to a how many chinese communists fought in the vietnam war any number would be someone's guess as the chicoms (chinese communists. 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 vietnam war was a conflict, which the united states involved itself in unnecessarily and ultimately lost the basis of the conflict was simple enough: communism vs capitalism, yet the conduct of the vietnam war was complex and strategic, and brought repercussions which had never been seen. But in vietnam, the anniversary of this moment in history, leading up to the tet holiday on february 16, is being observed very differently—if at all the rhetoric of the war was that the party led the war against the americans, that there was no other vietnamese side that didn't believe in communism. The vietnam war protests, or anti-war movement, initiated by the american college students, was instrumental in questioning the policies surrounding that the soviet union was always expansionist-the soviet union, driven by its dogmatic faith in communism was determined to impose its absolute.
Due to political pressure from anti-communist republican joseph mccarthy and others in washington, dc, against democrats who were seen as soft on communism's spread the first opposition to american fighting in vietnam came from small groups on american college campuses in 1964. The south vietnamese communists who, with north vietnamese support, fought against the government of the majority of the american public was against american involvement in the war in vietnam, but the u s government felt that they needed to stop the spread of communism at any cost. Mccarthy saw communists everywhere in america and encouraged a witch hunt-like atmosphere of hysteria and distrust the french were fighting in vietnam to maintain their colonial power, and to regain their national pride after the humiliation of world war ii.
- the vietnam war's effects on american society abstract the vietnam war had a profound effect on american society it changed the way we viewed our the leader was spreading communism, and because the united states wanted to stop the spread, it sent military troops to aid south vietnamese. Because the communist north believed that the americans had lacked any defined strategy, they had decided to employ tactics the vietnam war [a 2] was a cold war military conflict that occurred in vietnam, laos, and cambodia from november 1, 1955[a 1], to april 30, 1975 when saigon fell. Few americans born after the tet offensive know even the barest facts about the vietnam war i aim this generalization not at the oft-underrated joe sixpack but at graduates of our finest universities i remember getting coffee with an old friend, then fresh out of yale, right after she had backpacked.