Top 10 interesting Facts About Vietnam War

There are quite a lot of intriguing facts and statistics about Vietnam war. We also have our own collection. Here it is, our top 10 interesting facts about Vietnam war that you may not know:

  1. Vietnam was under Chinese rule for roughly a thousand years until 938 AD.
  2. Vietnam was a French colony from the mid-19th century until its expulsion in 1954.
  3. Since the US Congress never declared war against Vietnam, it should be called the Vietnam conflict instead of the Vietnam war.
  4. Nearly two-thirds of the American men serving the war were volunteers.
  5. During World War II, there were reportedly 40 days of combat in 4 years while during Vietnam war, there were 240 days of combat in 1 year on average.
  6. John F. Kennedy was the first US President assassinated during a year of war since the US Civil War.
  7. The U.S. didn’t lose the war but withdrew before they likely lost.
  8. Vietnam war, which lasted for approximately 20 years, is the longest war in the entire U.S history.
  9. After the war, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines stayed free of communism.
  10. Vietnam veterans are less likely to be in prison – only one-half of one percent of them have been jailed for crimes and have a lower unemployment rate than the same non-vet age groups.

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