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Vietnam Conflict Overview. Nick Sischo. Dates. The Vietnam war lasted from 1955 to 1975 It was started on the first of November in 1955 and ended on April 30 th . Places. The Vietnam war was fought in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

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dates
Dates
  • The Vietnam war lasted from 1955 to 1975
  • It was started on the first of November in 1955 and ended on April 30th.
places
Places
  • The Vietnam war was fought in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
  • It was fought between North and South Vietnam, however, both sides had powerful allies.
sides
Sides
  • North Vietnam relied on its communist allies, while South Vietnam supported the US and other Anti-communist nations.
  • The Vietcong, a communist radical force in Vietnam fought against the US and other nations defending South Vietnam, while North Vietnam fought a more standard war with large units.(tanks, aircraft)
us involvement
US involvement
  • The USA involved themselves in this conflict for a number of reasons.
  • They believed it was a way of containing communism from spreading into other countries,
  • It was a way to prove their militaristic force to the world.
casualties
Casualties
  • There were many casualties in the Vietnam Conflict, where estimates range from less than one million, to more than three million Vietnamese civilians and servicemen were killed.
  • From 200,000 to 300,000 Cambodian civilians were killed as well
  • Anywhere between 20,000 to 200,000 Laotian civilians were killed.
us casualties and operations
US Casualties and Operations
  • It is believed that during the Vietnam conflict, 58,224 servicemen died, this includes paramilitary, regional and popular forces as well.
  • The US used air superiority and firepower to conduct search and destroy missions to eliminate hostile forces.
  • The US used materials such as napalm and agent orange to subdue attackers.
result
Result
  • On April 30, 1975, North Vietnam secured the South Vietnam capitol of Saigon.
  • This ended the war between the two countries and unified them into standard Vietnam, which stands today.
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