Why Was the Vietnam War Fought?

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The Vietnam War was fought as a result of conflict over the unification of Communist North Vietnam and non-Communist South Vietnam. The two countries had been formed in 1954, and had been under the French ruler ship. In 1946 the Vietnamese fought the French for control of their own country supported by the communist powers.
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Cold war. Ultimately, greed for the profits to be obtained from the extraction of oil.
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The hostilities in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia claimed the lives of more than 58,000
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The Vietnam War was fought over the unification of Communist North Vietnam and non-Communist South Vietnam. (Communism is a system of government in which the state controls the economy
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For United States involvement you need to go back to the 1920s when a young man by the name of Ho Chi Minh started opposing the French occupation of Indochina, which included Laos
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Vietnam War (1959-1975)
In the late 1950s, a communist guerrilla force – the Vietcong – emerged in the south. Supported and supplied from Hanoi via a network of tracks known as the Ho Chi Minh trail, its ranks were boosted by southerners frustrated with the corrupt... More »
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