30 Facts About Vietnam War

1. North Vietnam War spent two years rebuilding its military; South Vietnam was hamstrung in its responses by a fear the US Congress would cut off all aid if it took military action against communist buildup.

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2. North Vietnam War was a prodigy of both the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Red China.

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3. North Vietnam War, had by then established a presence in Laos and developed the Ho Chi Minh Trail through that country in order to resupply and reinforce its forces in South Vietnam.

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4. Vietnam War has "a terrible record of targeting people who peacefully say what they think", an Amnesty spokesperson told the ABC in a statement.

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5. Vietnam War was helter-skelter, there was a lot of disorganization there", he said.

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6. On 2 July 1976, North and South Vietnam War were merged to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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7. North Vietnam War was allowed to continue supplying troops in the South but only to the extent of replacing expended material.

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8. Vietnam War was a major political issue during the United States presidential election in 1968.

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9. Vietnam War said, "I am convinced that US troops with their energy, mobility, and firepower can successfully take the fight to the NLF".

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10. Vietnam War seemed concerned only with fending off coups, and had become more paranoid after attempts in 1960 and 1962, which he partly attributed to US encouragement.

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11. Vietnam War told James Reston of The New York Times immediately after his Vienna meeting with Khrushchev, "Now we have a problem making our power credible and Vietnam looks like the place.

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12. In early 1957 South Vietnam War enjoyed its first peace in over a decade.

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13. At the 1954 Geneva peace conference, Vietnam War was temporarily partitioned at the 17th parallel.

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14. Vietnam War started because Cambodia repeatedly invaded Vietnam, attempting to retake the Mekong River Delta.

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15. Vietnam War was the second-longest war in United States history, after the war in Afghanistan.

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16. Vietnam War had its roots in the late nineteenth century, when France established colonial control over the Indochinese territories of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

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17. Vietnam War had reached a stalemate and the Tet Offensive forced US citizens to confront how deeply Communist resistance was entrenched throughout Vietnam.

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18. Vietnam War was an eleven-year conflict in Southeast Asia between the American-backed government of South Vietnam and the Communist government of North Vietnam.

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19. Vietnam War was a struggle between communist and pro-western forces that lasted from the end of World War II until 1975.

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20. Vietnam War provoked many legal and constitutional controversies in the United States.

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21. Vietnam War was a 20-year conflict in Southeast Asia between the government of South Vietnam and the Communist government of North Vietnam.

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22. Since the end of the war, the Vietnam War has become a benchmark for what not to do in all future US foreign conflicts.

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23. Vietnam War was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States attempting to prevent the spread of communism.

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24. 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.

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25. Vietnam War began on November 1, 1955, and ended April 30, 1975.

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26. Vietnam War was the longest in US history until the Afghanistan War.

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27. Vietnam War was carried on after Tet 1968 by invading North Vietnamese, and North Vietnam could never move sufficient troops down the Ho Chi Minh Trail to ever hope to defeat the United States effort in South Vietnam, so they resorted to another Communist tactic; they lied.

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28. Vietnam War was the first conflict where US forces had secure voice communication equipment available at the tactical level.

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29. Vietnam War was central to the 1972 US presidential election as Nixon's opponent, George McGovern, campaigned on immediate withdrawal.

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30. Vietnam War is the most commonly used name in English.

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