The Vietnam War: Who Is The Enemy?

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Who is the Enemy? To say who or what the enemy was during the Vietnam War can only be decided by the person you are asking. During the war there were many people involved who each had very different beliefs. There was North Vietnam which was run by communism, and South Vietnam, who wanted freedom and their own government. Then there were the Viet Cong, insurgents who were aided by the North Vietnamese. Finally, there was the United States who sent troops to prevent the South Vietnamese government from collapsing. North Vietnam was run by communist Ho Chi Minh. The communists were trying to force South Vietnam into communism and anyone who disagreed was killed. People in South Vietnam were the enemy of North Vietnam because they were…show more content…
They were an established political organization call the Nation Liberation Front. Basically they were terrorists who were aided by North Vietnam to suppress the South Vietnamese government. The United States became the enemy of the Viet Cong because they were supporting the South Vietnamese independence. Also, like North Vietnamese, anyone who did not conform to their beliefs was considered an enemy and killed. Fearing communism the United States government committed their troops to defend South Vietnam. Still, North Vietnam overpowered the South and the United States ended up having to send in more and more troops to fight South Vietnams battle. The U.S. troops had no choice but to view the Viet Cong and North Vietnam as their enemy in order to survive helping the South Vietnamese. The length of the war and the high number of casualties turned many United States citizens against the war. Finally, defining who the enemy was in the Vietnam War completely depends on who you ask. If you ask the North they would say the South and the United States. If you were to ask the South they would tell you the North and the Viet Cong. The Viet Cong sided with the North. Lastly, the Vietnam War remains a sensitive subject in the United
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