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When was the Vietnam war?

Since the United States never officially declare war on North Vietnam, the start date of the Vietnam War is open to debate. When the war began usually depends on which events one refers to.... Continue reading

When did the Vietnam War start?

Since there never was a declaration of war and American military advisers were present very early in Vietnam, the commencement date of the Vietnam War is a matter for debate. Some view December 1956 when Hanoi authorized a... Continue reading

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

Who Started The Vietnam War?

Why did the Vietnam War start?

How did the Vietnam War start?

Tribute to Women Served in Vietnam

Tribute to Women Served in Vietnam

Laos & Cambodia Incursion

Laos & Cambodia Incursion

Tet Offensive

Tet Offensive

LBJ Goes to War

LBJ Goes to War

Tactics & Strategies

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What were North Vietnamese tactics?

Facing the most powerful nation in the world, North Vietnamese communists wisely chose to wage a war of attrition. They planned to make a... Continue reading

Vietnamization: In Theory and In Reality

The “Secret Plan” of Nixon After the stunning Tet Offensive, American public, who was already cautious about the war in Vietnam, now changed their... Continue reading

Major Battles

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Operation Rolling Thunder

On August 7, 1964, the U.S Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident authorizing the President Johnson to use military power in Southeast Asia without a formal declaration of war. Deeper American... Continue reading

Why was the Tet Offensive the turning point of the Vietnam War?

On the Home Front

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U.S. Propaganda in the Vietnam War

Communist Aggression Before President Johnson officially dispatched the first U.S. combat troops to Da Nang in March, 1965, the U.S. government had prepared the country for the war in... Continue reading

The Pentagon Papers

Key People & Terms

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Ho Chi Minh Trail

Silent Majority

Although the phrase “Silent Majority” came into use as early as in the late 19th century to depict “dead”,  it was not popularized until  the speech of U.S. President... Continue reading

The End

When was the end of the Vietnam War?

There are two probable dates which could be considered as the end of the Vietnam War: 1. March 1973: On January 27, 1973, the United States, South Vietnam, North... Continue reading

How did the Vietnam War end?

Similar questions: The end of the Vietnam war Vietnam war ended The Tet Offensive in 1968 marked a major turning point in the Vietnam War for North and South Vietnam... Continue reading

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Aftermath

Who won the Vietnam War?

Outcome of the Vietnam war On March 29, 1973, the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam as part of... Continue reading

How Much Did The Vietnam War Cost?

Any war is costly. Lasted for almost thirty years, including 8 years of the United States’ direct intervention from... Continue reading

Vietnam War Timeline

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