Powerpoint and worksheet for lesson focused on why america lost the vietnam war. The us did not want to be continually tied down in a controversial and expensive war, so they began transferring operations to the south vietnamese by the time the us pulled out, the south vietnamese had been trained and armed by the us for 20 years and the us believed they were ready to fight their own battles. The us lost the war in vietnam for much the same reason that it, along with us brits, will eventually lose the war in afghanistan it is impossible to win a war against a guerilla enemy that commands significant support among the local populace. Students discover how the united states became involved in the vietnam war, the importance of the tet offensive in turning american public opinion against the war, and how the vietnam war is still a part of american life and culture. But america was offered a peace treaty and of course they took itsoo america left south vietnam to die and now vietnam is a communist country i dont understand how americans can take so much pride when they say i fought in the vietnam war.
Why vietnam why we lost professor robert f turner university of virginia school of law i first went to vietnam in 1968 units to fight in south vietnam america did not go to war over a “misunderstanding” or minor skirmish in the tonkin gulf, but to defend an ally we had solemnly pledged to. A regional approach to the vietnam war is important because us-vietnam relations and the vietnam war did not occur in a vacuum the global context is also important because cold war tensions between the us, the soviet union, and china also shaped events related to the vietnam war. America didn’t just lose the war, and the lives of 58,000 young men and women vietnam changed us as a country in many ways, for the worse: it made us cynical and distrustful of our.
In march of 1945, and just five months before surrendering to the allies, japan did something with profound consequences: it conquered vietnam —and ultimately embroiled the united states in its. America did not lose the vietnam police action in 1975 the south vietnamese lost their civil war with north vietnam two years after the american withdrawal the north violated their peace treaty. America did not lose the war militarily we fought and bombed the north to the negotiating table where a peace was struck that was very favorable to the south and the us.
Technically, us did not lose vietnam war, it lost indochina after leaving the war behind us military and government completely quited the war, 2 years before south vietnam got eliminated bombing could not make north vietnam yield, as everything they use, wear, even eat was come from ussr and china. Why did america lose the vietnam war this is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every persons position on topics equally this debate forum is not aligned to any political party. Hannah jang mr bourne history 31 may 2009 why did the us lose the vietnam war vietnam war is a fierce war between north vietnam and usathe united states unlike many people thoughtexpected, the war ended was end with north vietnam’s tactical victory. Did the us lose the vietnam war in order to know whether the us lost the vietnam war or not, it’s wise to go back and see why the vietnam war started in the first place domino theory or containment was usually used as a justification for the us involvement in vietnam.
As american military intervention in vietnam ramped up in the early 1960s, us leaders unwisely based the foundation of their strategy in the current war in vietnam on america’s previous experience fighting to save an asian nation under threat of a communist takeover: the “last war,” korea, 1950-53. The vietnam war (vietnamese: chiến tranh việt nam), also known as the second indochina war, and in vietnam as the resistance war against america (vietnamese: kháng chiến chống mỹ) or simply the american war, was a conflict that occurred in vietnam, laos, and cambodia from 1 november 1955 to the fall of saigon on 30 april 1975. Why did us tactics fail in vietnam failures for the usa failure of operation rolling thunder: the bombing campaign failed because the bombs often fell into empty jungle, missing their vietcong. The wrong war why we lost in vietnam by jeffrey record naval institute press the rationale of last resort for those who plunged the united states into the vietnam war was the perceived imperative of maintaining the integrity of us defense commitments worldwide the argument was as simple as it was specious: the united states was.
The conventional wisdom, especially among liberals, it that america lost the vietnam war because our cause was ultimately immoral well, the conventional wisdom is profoundly wrong. The longest war in the history of the united states of america has taken place in vietnam during the cold war “the us fear of a communist europe led them to intervene in a war that was not seen in a vital importance or that would not be in the country`s interest to gain any advantage” (bernstein 1987/8, p 86. 4 unwinnable war - political, social, economic factors the united states won every major battle of the vietnam war every single one — barack obama on tuesday, august 30th, 2011 in a speech to the american legion we were wrong, terribly wrong we owe it to future generations to explain why.