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  1. Vietnam war By Ahmed Murtoza Amin Grade 10A (Student ID: s11866) International School of Dhaka 2. Why did the conflict happen The Vietnam War occurred in Vietnam. Laos…
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  • 1. Vietnam war By Ahmed Murtoza Amin Grade 10A (Student ID: s11866) International School of Dhaka
  • 2. Why did the conflict happen The Vietnam War occurred in Vietnam. Laos and Cambodia during 1959 and 30-april1975 .The Vietnam War started as a result of U.S strategy, which aimed to prevent the spread of communism throughout the world. The North Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam under communist rule. They viewed the conflict as a colonial war, fought initially against forces from France and then America, as France was backed by the U.S., and later against South Vietnam, which it regarded as a U.S. puppet state.
  • 3. What role did world power blocs play in the conflict? There were two major power blocs in the conflict; America, with the aim of preventing the spread of communism along with France, and South Vietnam,. The other power bloc consisted of the soviet union; Russia, who wanted establish communist rule and Vietnam and the south Vietnams who wanted wanted to reunify with north Vietnam under communist rule.
  • 4. The results of the Vietnam war Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and in an estimated 2 million Vietnamese deaths. The communists won and Vietnam was united as one country, run by the communists.
  • 5. What international organizations played a role in the case study Australia and New Zealand, close allies of the United States and members of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) and the ANZUS military co- operation treaty, sent ground troops to Vietnam. Both nations had gained experience in counterinsurgency and jungle warfare during the Malayan Emergency and World War II. Their governments subscribed to the Domino theory. Australia began by sending advisors to Vietnam in 1962, and combat troops were committed in 1965.
  • 6. Who were the key people in the conflict? Ho Chi Minh, Bao Dai, Ngo Dinh Diem, Nguyen Van Thieu, Dwight D Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Robert McNamara, William Calley, Jr., Martin Luther King, Jr.William, Westmoreland, Neil Sheehan.
  • 7. What role did the USSR and USA play in the conflict The Vietnam War started as a result of U.S strategy, which aimed to prevent the spread of communism throughout the world. The North Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam under communist rule. They viewed the conflict as a colonial war, fought initially against forces from France and then America, as France was backed by the U.S.
  • 8. Impact of the war The Vietnam War had far-reaching consequences for the United States. It led Congress to replace the military draft with an all-volunteer force and the country to reduce the voting age to 18. It also inspired Congress to attack the "imperial" presidency through the War Powers Act, restricting a president's ability to send American forces into combat without explicit Congressional approval. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees have helped restore blighted urban neighborhoods.
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