The vietnam war is a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by ken burns and lynn novick an immersive, 360-degree narrative, the series tells the epic story of the vietnam war as it has never before been told on film. Course examines the history and politics of the vietnam war, beginning with the war between the french and the vietnamese following world war ii and ending with the defeat of the south by the north in 1975. The vietnam war (also known as second indochina war or american war in vietnam) lasted from the 1 november 1955 - 30 of april 1975, (19 years, 5 months, 4 weeks and 1 day) it was fought between north vietnam and south vietnam. 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. 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.
Digital history id 2925 vietnam was the longest war in american history and the most unpopular american war of the 20th century it resulted in nearly 60,000 american deaths and in an estimated 2 million vietnamese deaths. Course summary take this flexible test prep course to review all the history topics you need to know before taking the dsst history of the vietnam war exam. In the short history of vietnam war literature, publishers would hardly touch a book on the war until the late 1970s and early 1980s—a part of the self-induced national amnesia about that conflict and its outcome. The vietnam war was the longest military battle in the history of the united states active military action was carried out for almost 20 years, from 1 november 1955 to 30 april 1975the vietnam war is also referred to as the second indochina war, due to the involvement of all three countries previously constituting the french territory of indochina.
And so his administration is really the heart of the vietnam war, when the war was really escalated we eventually get to 500,000 us troops but the whole time this is happening, you can imagine, johnson and the american military leaders in vietnam are telling the american people, oh, we're fighting communism. The vietnam war united states in vietnam 1945-1975 comprehensive timelines with quotes and analysis. The vietnam war was a prolonged military conflict that started as an anticolonial war against the french and evolved into a cold war confrontation between international communism and free-market democracy. Vietnam war, fought from 1957 until spring 1975, began as a struggle between the republic of vietnam (south vietnam) supported by the united states and a communist-led insurgency assisted by the democratic republic of vietnam (north vietnam. A history of the vietnam war exam content outline the following is an outline of the content areas covered in the examination the approximate percentage of the examination devoted to each content area is also noted i.
The students are required to take this brief exam on vietnam all of the questions listed below have been covered during my lectures. History of the vietnam war also referred to as 2nd indochina war or resistance war against america this was basically a proxy war the war was fought in vietnam, cambodia and laos. After the first world war, in an attempt to creating an independent vietnam against the french and a nationalist government, hồ chí minh petitions us president woodrow wilson for assistance, but is refused. This feature is not available right now please try again later.
The vietnam war has roots in vietnam’s centuries of domination by imperial and colonial powers—first china, which ruled ancient vietnam, and then france, which took control of vietnam in the late 1800s and established french indochina in the early 1900s, nationalist movements emerged in vietnam, demanding more self-governance and less. 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. Photo courtesy of the sochistorywar vietnam home page, from the byrd archives the national liberation front the united front had long and historic roots in vietnam.
Vietnam war major events - 65 major events casualties troop strength documents it remains one of the most controversial wars in us history it was a war that was fought not win but more not to lose in the end, despite all the efforts, the war was lost 60,000 americans lost their lives fighting the war, a war that almost tore america. The vietnam war was fought between communist north vietnam and the government of southern vietnam the north was supported by communist countries such as the people's republic of china and the soviet union. 5 best books on the vietnam war by jim sullivan perhaps the only decent thing to emerge from the vietnam war is a body of literature unsurpassed by the writing that’s come out of any other war take world war ii, for example there is catch-22, and slaughterhouse five, and these are classics to be sure beyond that, on the fiction front.
History of national vietnam war veterans day over the last few years, 45 states had celebrated national vietnam war veterans day, either on an annual basis or for the year it was enacted however, not all of them celebrated it on the same day some states celebrated it on march 29th and some celebrated it on march 30th. Us history, vietnam war study play america's purpose in vietnam war stop the spread of communism french rule in vietnam vietnam (indochina) late 1800s ho chi minh vietnamese communist leader wanted independence for vietnam vietnam under japanese control 1940, world war 2 vietminh. Vietnam experienced a period of prolonged warfare in the mid-20th century, and a partitioning (1954–75), first militarily and later politically, into the democratic republic of vietnam, better known as north vietnam, and the republic of vietnam, usually called south vietnam.