Forty years after the fall of saigon, however, it is apparent that vietnam had only a limited impact on the overall us position within the broader context of the cold war the united states' involvement in the vietnam war resulted from the evolution of us grand strategy in the wake of world war ii. That photo won a pulitzer prize and changed the way the world looked at the vietnam war for many years, kim was angry and in pain but, she found a way to forgive and find peace. The vietnam war lasted ten years, cost america 58,000 lives and over a trillion dollars, adjusted for inflation it brought down a president, stirred social unrest, and ended in defeat.
The vietnam war also left many long lasting effects on the veterans who had fought hard in the war around 700,000 vietnam veterans suffered psychological after-effects the vietnam war thoroughly changed the way the american approaches military actions. Vietnam after world war two in october 1946, the french announced their intention of reclaiming the north which meant that the viet minh would have to fight for it the war started in november 1946, when the french bombarded the port of haiphong and killed 6,000 people. After the vietnam war, most americans are like my children america didn't just lose the war, and the lives of 58,000 young men and women vietnam changed us as a country.
This is an excellently researched and written story about post-war vietnam and the fate of the people we americans left behind i remember the time right after the end of the united states' involvement in the war as one of relief mixed with embarrassment. Us general considered nuclear response in vietnam war, cables show in 1968, a top american military commander wanted to move nuclear weapons to south vietnam to prevent defeat in a key battle. Not until after the 1982 dedication of the vietnam veterans memorial in washington, dc, did american culture acknowledge their sacrifice and suffering, and concede that most had been good soldiers in a bad war. After the military victory, vietnam's socialist model began to collapse cut off by us-led trade embargos and denied reconstruction aid, it plunged into poverty.
Vietnam war, (1954-75), a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam and its allies in south vietnam, known as the viet cong, against the government of south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states. Free world dominion over the region would provide markets for japan, rebuilding with american help after the pacific war us involvement in vietnam reassured the british, who linked their postwar recovery to the revival of the rubber and tin industries in their colony of malaya, one of vietnam's neighbors. It has become a symbol of us war crimes in vietnam] lost the us its claim to moral superiority, and its status as the world's defender of freedom and right 700,000 vietnam veterans suffered. In the united states, the effects of the vietnam war would linger long after the last troops returned home in 1973 the nation spent more than $120 billion on the conflict in vietnam from 1965-73 this massive spending led to widespread inflation, exacerbated by a worldwide oil crisis in 1973 and skyrocketing fuel prices.
The vietnam war pitted communist north vietnam and the viet cong against south vietnam and the united states the war ended when us forces withdrew in 1973 and vietnam unified under communist. People on motorbikes pass in front of a propaganda poster celebrating the 40th anniversary of the end of the vietnam war, in ho chi minh city (saigon), vietnam. After the vietnam war what did the end of the vietnam war in 1975 result in vietnam war aftermath after the fall of saigon on april 30, 1975, vietnam became an unified country under control of north vietnam's communist government with hanoi as its new capital. North vietnamese officers, after the war, said the only thing they feared was an american-led invasion of the north, but the us was not going to risk starting world war iii, and at the time that seemed to loom as a distinct possibility.
Nearly 30 years after the vietnam war, a chemical weapon used by us troops is still exacting a hideous toll on each new generation cathy scott-clark and adrian levy report. Vietnam - world war ii and independence: for five years during world war ii, indochina was a french-administered possession of japan on september 22, 1940, jean decoux, the french governor-general appointed by the vichy government after the fall of france to the nazis, concluded an agreement with the japanese that permitted the stationing of 30,000 japanese troops in indochina and the use of. The role of the united states in the vietnam war began after world war ii and escalated into full commitment during the vietnam war from 1955 to 1975 the us involvement in south vietnam stemmed from 20 long years of political and economic action. After the first world war, in an attempt to creating an independent vietnam against the french and a nationalist government, hồ chí minh petitions us president woodrow wilson for assistance, but is refused.