The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War: Vietnam Before The War with America
Vietnam Before The War with America
The History Channel  |  April 16, 2015

During its ancient history, Vietnam had been invaded by a stream of dynasties; the Songs, Mongol Yuans, Chams, Mings, Dutch, Manchus and by the late 19th Century were vulnerable to French Imperialism. The French lost to the Communist North Vietnamese. The fear of China and Maoist Communism was too intense for America and the Domino theory was born. President Kennedy pledged aid to the South in the early 1960's. When JFK was shot it was as if America could not be seen to withdraw and they gradually were immersed in an endless bloody war.

During its ancient history, Vietnam had been invaded by a stream of dynasties; the Songs, Mongol Yuans, Chams, Mings, Dutch, Manchus and by the late 19th Century were vulnerable to French Imperialism. The French lost to the Communist North Vietnamese. The fear of China and Maoist Communism was too intense for America and the Domino theory was born. President Kennedy pledged aid to the South in the early 1960's. When JFK was shot it was as if America could not be seen to withdraw and they gradually were immersed in an endless bloody war.

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