The United States And The Vietnam War Essay

1031 Words Apr 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Maila Rose Julian
Farrington High School
Govs Guard Battalion

Those Who Served Before You The United States wanted to limit the world from falling into the hands of the Communist influence. Eventually, the French appealed to the United States for aid in an effort to avoid its investment from being lost. The Vietnam War (1954-1975) was a long-lasting conflict between the communists of North Vietnam and its ally, the Viet Cong against the government of South Vietnam and its ally, the United States. The war inaugurated in 1954, after Ho Chi Minh and his communist Viet Minh party continued against the backdrop of a bitter Cold War between two nations: the United States and the Soviet Union. However, the United States did not call in for victory, instead the Communist marked the end of the French involvement at Dien Bien Phu in May 1954. As the war grew, it only brought Vietnam further apart from each other into two different parts: North and South Vietnam. The Geneva Accords brought all nations together from France, Germany, United States, China, and Vietnam to come to a conclusion. In July 1954 Vietnam was divided into a Communist state in the North led by Ho Chi Minh and an anti-Communist state in the South led by Ngo Dinh Diem. Eventually, the war severely damaged the economic growth of the United States and deeply split this democratic Nation. One cause that influenced the failure of the United States was the lack of public support back at home. Americans only…

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