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Causes of the Vietnam War

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Ben Thompson

on 13 March 2014

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Transcript of Causes of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam war was a war between North Vietnam and South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975

The war ended in 1973 when the U.S. pulled troops out of Vietnam.

Vietnam became communist two years after the United States left.

Over three million people, including 58,000 Americans, died.

Causes of the Vietnam War
Background Continued
North Vietnam was supported by communists

South Vietnam supported by the anti-communists

The U.S. and South Vietnam lost the war

The war lasted about 20 years

Causes of the War
The North Vietnam (Communist) launch an attack on the South (Democratic) in hopes of unifying the whole country into communism

South Vietnam
United States
North Vietnam
Soviet Union
Power Players
Cold War
Beginning Of Vietnam War
America Joins the War
March 1965
South Vietnam surrenders
Vietnam becomes Communist
Time Line
Conflict between America and Vietnam
Vietnam was a communist country and the U.S. did not like that.

After the Cold war, the United didn't want communism to take over Asia

They decided to attack Vietnam to try and stop it from becoming Communist
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