Vietnam War

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Vietnam War

In December 1974, the North Vietnamese began their final campaign. It led to the surrender of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975.

North Vietnam was Communist. South Vietnam was not. North Vietnamese Communists and South Vietnamese Communist rebels, (known as the Viet Cong) wanted to overthrow the South Vietnamese government and re-unite the country.

Fast Fact - The Vietnam War was started in 1957, when communist guerrillas were assassinating village offical in the south.

In 1975, communist forces seized control of Saigon, ending the Vietnam War.

The united states entered the conflict to help South Vietnam, and stop the spread of communism.

The Vietnam War was started in 1957, when communist guerrillas were assassinating village officals in the south.

There were many protests by people because they wanted the war to end. This is because of the many American soldiers that have died in the war, and the others at risk.

In 1954, the Communist forces defeated the French. A cease-fire agreement was signed. the Vietnamese and the French divided Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.

More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the Vietnam War.

- The Vietnam War-

FUN FACTToday Vietnam is a communist country.

North Vietnam and South Vietnam during the war.


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