The year 1968 saw major developments in the vietnam war the military operations started with an attack on a us base by the vietnam people's army ( nva) and the viet cong on january 1, ending a truce declared by the pope and agreed upon by all sides at the end of january, the north vietnamese and the vietcong. Did the united states win or lose the vietnam war in just five minutes, learn the truth about who really lost the vietnam war i know, there are a lot of people disagree with my opinion, but the history is too complicated for me to explain here, but the truth is american was wrong when attack our country,. Army statistics concerning skin diseases are more complete for the vietnam war than for any previous conflict in american history medical statistical data were routinely collected and reported to higher echelons by all medical treatment facilities in the country the quality and completeness of the reported. The years of emigration, which date to the end of the vietnam war in 1975, have yielded a global diaspora estimated at 4 million, a small percentage of the reunification of north and south vietnam on july 2, 1976, recognizes 54 ethnicities, many of which are the result of centuries of historical migration. Vietnam war statistics longest war in us history (11 years) war was never officially declared by the united states a cornell university study placed the over-all total us cost of the vietnam war at $200 billion total us bomb tonnage dropped during: world war ii = 2,057,244 tons vietnam war = 7,078,032 tons. Their arrival in south vietnam during july and august 1962 was the beginning of australia's involvement in the vietnam war chris coulthard-clark, the raaf in vietnam: australian air involvement in the vietnam war 1962–1975, the official history of australia's involvement in southeast asian conflicts 1948–1975 , vol. How the north vietnamese remember the conflict 40 years after the fall of saigon do xuan sinh, 66, who worked in the military-supply department, placed the american war in the context of a long history of struggle against foreign interference, from “fighting the chinese for 1,000 years”—a reference to. Find out more about the history of vietnam war, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom.
Vietnam war articles explore articles from the history net archives about vietnam war » see all vietnam war articles vietnam war summary: summary of the it was to be a war of attrition and statistics, a policy that suited secretary of defense robert mcnamara, who distrusted the military and often bypassed the joint. The war also spilled over into the neighboring countries of cambodia and laos an exhaustive reckoning of the total casualties must include statistical information available for each theater of the war most of the fighting took place in south vietnam accordingly it suffered the most casualties civilian deaths caused by both. Vietnam conflict with cambodia - flags, maps, economy, history, climate, natural resources, current issues, international agreements, population, social statistics, political system, society. A careful examination of historical documents from both vietnam and the united states reveals that the vietnam war functioned as an american war against by recounting the painful death of an american black and providing appalling statistics about american lynching, ho strongly criticized american hypocrisy.
Over the decades since the conflict ended, the vietnam war has become an integral part of american cultural history, featuring in numerous movies, books, songs, and television documentaries although, the war was a resounding military defeat for the usa and caused a great deal of political turmoil and. “our history books have taken little notice of the negro soldier,” mcgee said in the documentary “how do the troops of this war, black and white, want its history written” the answer isn't easy black soldiers were nothing new in the american military, but vietnam was the first major conflict in which they. Provides an overview of vietnam, including key events and facts about this east asian country conflict between the two rival states rages for the next two decades, in what is known as the vietnam war or the second indochina war the us is heavily involved in support of the south 1975 - southern cities.
The memory of the vietnam war is studded with occasional misinformation and errors this list of vietnam war facts, and statistics helps set things right. The vietnam war (1 november 1955 - 30 april 1975) was also known as the second indochina war in vietnam, it was called kháng chiến chống mỹ which translates as the resistance war against america, usually shortened to the american war as the us did not actually declare war on vietnam but. Statistics about the vietnam war no event in american history is more misunderstood than the vietnam war it was misreported then, and it is misremembered now rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been so tragic [ nixon] the vietnam. Vietnam's war with the us lasted a decade, a mere historical blip compared to its centuries-long feud with china, which has been heating up recently.
For many who study foreign affairs, the vietnam war was a tragic mistake brought about by us leaders who exaggerated the influence of communism and underestimated the power of nationalism another interpretation, a fourth one, has recently emerged, now that the vietnam war is history and can be.
We are at the fifty year mark for the start of the war, so soon more and more government documents from the period will be declassified we will learn a great deal about this time in american history right now, however, the misinformation, cover-ups, and confusion about vietnam still pervade our national. Vietnam war statistics in uniform and in country vietnam vets: 97% of their generation 9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the vietnam era (aug 5, 1964-may 7, 1975) 8,744,000 gis were on active duty during the war (aug 5, 1964 - march 28, 1973) 3,403,100 (including 514,300. Usaf in southeast asia monograph series of publications.