The War in Vietnam . Summary of the War and its Effects . The Cost of War . The War cost the USA government $150 billion 2 million Americans saw action USA lost 57,939 men in Vietnam
Summary of the War and its Effects
Difficulty in winning a war against nationalist guerrillas
Unpopularity of the war at home as represented by:
International disgrace. In the eyes of the world the stature of the USA suffered greatly
Even some of the South Vietnamese saw the US troops as the enemy (invaders – not liberators)
The American military was half-hearted and disillusioned
The limitation of Power
1) Describe the course of the war in Indo-China between 1945 and 1954.
2) Describe the course of the war in Vietnam between 1954 and 1975.