This assistance then increased, as by the end of the year, the US had given France $100 million, along with aircraft, patrol boats, napalm bombs and ground combat machinery. This then led to the fight for independence against the French, as in August 1945, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independence of Vietnam, only to see the French return to re-establish their authority. Furthermore, 1952 saw the beginning of Eisenhower's presidency. His importance within the Vietnam war revolves around the fact that he continued and increased American involvement there. Initially, he continued Truman's policy of helping the French to fight communism in Vietnam.
There were many different wars throughout the history and the United States has been involved in many different wars with different objectives and results. During the second half of the twentieth century, when Vietnam War happened, U.S. was involved in effort to stop communism from spreading as it did when Korean War started. The United States was part of the United Nations, and when North Koreans attacked the South Koreans threatening to take over south so they can be under the same law of communism, the United Nation as a whole decided to send military aid to South Korea, and of which the United States supplied a large portion. The South Korea was able to win against the North Korea with the help from the United States and United Nations.
The Battle of Hamburger Hill The Battle of Hamburger Hill was a clash of the Vietnam War that was engaged by South Vietnam in collaboration with the United States of America against North Vietnamese Forces. Despite the heavily invigorated Hill 937 tends to be a quite advantageous influence on the United States of America since the commander ordered its capture through the process of frontal assault. The battle of Hamburger Hill took place from 10 through 20 May in 1969 (History Net, 2009). Furthermore, the fight occurred on AP BIA Mountain in the harsh, wilderness covered mountains along the Laotian fringe of South Vietnam. Therefore, this frontal assault leads to controversy both in public and in the American military.
U.S. Involvement in Vietnam By: Courtney Comstock The Cold War was a war that had many smaller battles that took place in it. The overall two countries at war were the U.S. and the U.S.S. R. The U.S. and the U.S.S.R. were at war because the U.S. had a capitalist government ran country, while the U.S.S.R. had a communist government ran country. The Vietnam War that took place in the Cold War was that the North and South were divided on the 17th Parallel because of communism. Many people ask the question, “Why did the U.S. even care about the Vietnam conflict, let alone fight a war there?” One Reason for U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict was that the U.S. feared the Domino Theory.
Reasons for Australia’s Involvement in the Vietnam War Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War from 1962-1975 has been the country’s longest military involvement in duration of any war. The war mainly involved America and its allies, including Australia, aiming to protect South Vietnam from the communist North Vietnam. Australia’s main reason for involvement in the Vietnam War is the country’s fear of communism and consequently, the ‘Domino Theory’. Australia also felt the need to commit military support for America during this war due to the ANZUS alliance and SEATO alliance. Furthermore, another reason was to follow the government’s defence policy of ‘Forward Defence’ in order to protect the country.
This move was not however very successful, as the | | |advisors failed to realise that the local populations were in favour of the Vietcong, and thus did not | | |really seek to win their favour. | |STRATEGIC HAMLETS |In an attempt to nullify the guerrilla warfare tactics being used by the Vietcong, the US developed a policy| | |of creating Strategic Hamlets. This involved moving peasants into fortified villages guarded by troops.
The actual ground war in Desert Storm lasted about 6 weeks and Vietnam lasted well over 10 years. In Desert Storm the American military was well prepared and had superior weapon technology and training. In Desert Storm there was an easily identified “bad guy”. Saddam Hussein Iraqs’ leader wanted to control the oil in the middle east. The American military helped Kuwait to gain an ally to keep Iraq from controlling the middle east oil industry.
In some villages the were “piles” of body’s. Guerrilla warfare was a very effective tactic used by the Vietcong as the Vietcong had no uniforms the US army’s could not tell if they were civilians or not. And the North had used this before with the French and Japanese so was proven very effective. The Vietcong also used tunnels to keep supplies and even were used as hospitals, wells and body traps. Defoliation was the American “counter force” to nature as the North used the forest to fight the US and SVA.
Korea had been occupied by Japan and Vietnam had been occupied by France. Korea was a short war, it lasted only three years, from 1950- 1953 whereas the American military was openly participating in Vietnam from 1964-1975. Both of these wars were expensive, the Korean War cost the US $67 billion and Vietnam cost $140 billion . The Korean war commenced on 25 June, 1950 with the invasion of South Korea by North. At this time Kim Il Sung's made a national address in which he stated "The war which we are forced to wage is a just war for the unification and independence of the motherland and for freedom and democracy."
Shanitra Fulks 09/21/2013 Everest University College 20th Century American History – 5 The war of the Vietnam was fought in the years 1960 to the year of 1975. The war began as a determined effort by Communist guerrillas, which is so called the Vietcong, within the South, and by CommunistNorthVietnam, to defect or down fall, the government of South Vietnam, which the confusion extended into a war among North and South Vietnam and eventually it ended up too being a defined international conflict. The US and like 40 other countries gave support to the South Vietnam by giving troops and munitions, and the people’s Republic of China followed by the USSR supplied munitions to the Vietcong as well as the North Vietnam ("The impact of," 2013).