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There is a lesson for all of us in Vietnam.
 
— Ronald Regan

Vietnam War was a war between Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball (supported by both the Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball and China-icon Chinaball) against South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball (supported by USA-icon USAball and NATO-icon NATOball).

History

Path to War (1954 - 1960)

After the decolonization of French Indochina-icon French Indochinaball, Vietnam was divided into 2 different countries, Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball and South Vietnam-icon State of Vietnamball through the Geneva Conference in Switzerland-icon Switzerlandball, while neighbouring countries Laos-icon Laosball and Cambodia-icon Cambodiaball received their independence. In 1955, a referendum was held and the chief of State of Vietnamball, former emperor Bảo Đại was deposed and his prime minister Ngô Đình Diệm became president of the new South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball. While South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball referred to capitalism and democracy, Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball referred to communism and authoritarianism. Both Vietnam-icon North and South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball wanted to reunify the country, however, under their own regimes. Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball, under Hồ Chí Minh's rule, killed literally all the rich people in his clay and established the VC-icon National Liberation Front, (or Viet Congball.) and started a guerilla campaign and terrorist attacks in South Vietnamball's clay. On the other hand, the strict anti-communist policies of the autocratic Catholic president Diệm in South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball made him very unpopular, especially among the buddhists. For USA-icon USAball, he was fearing of commies taking over the world and believed if South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball fell to communism, it would threaten countryballs like Thailand-icon Thailandball and even India-icon Indiaball. He started supporting South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball in his actions, by sending him supplies. For South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball and USA-icon USAball, they had the technological advantage. But for Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball and VC-icon Viet Congball, they had the knowledge of the land. And the Vietnam War began.

Vietnam War (1960 - 1975)

South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball began sending his soldiers out to fight VC-icon Viet Congball, while Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball tried his best to push on the offensive. Then, South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball shot 5 Buddhistballs in his clay, on the Buddha's birthday, accusing them of being commies. This was just too much, and USA-icon USAball sent other South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamballs to make him less angry towards Buddhists, and it worked. However, South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball was still fighting against VC-icon Viet Congballs and was suffering humiliating losses, and even was contemplating suicide. However, USA-icon USAball stepped in and sent his USS Maddox to monitor signals coming from Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball, it was attacked by gunboats from North Vietnam, and later USA-icon USAball used this incident to escalate his involvement in the war. He began a draft, conscripting his men into the army to fight, and then he decided that South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball couldn't do this alone, and so on 1965, USA-icon USAball landed at Da Nangball to fight VC-icon Viet Congball.

From this point on, the USA-icon USAballs found themselves in a war unlike any other. They were getting attacked by VC-icon Viet Congballs all over the jungle, and when they got to the villages, they couldn't understand where Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball or VC-icon Viet Congball was, and so they attacked relentlessly. USA-icon USAball began bombing Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball during Operation Rolling Thunder and began spraying Agent Orange on both Vietnam-icon North and South Vietnamese clay. Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball used the Ho Chi Minh trail, going through Laos-icon Laosball and Cambodia-icon Cambodiaball's clay, which had a great effect of Communism there, to get to South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball's clay. During the fighting, USA-icon USAball was pushed to his limits fighting the VC-icon Viet Congball, and he brought in his SEATO-icon SEATO allies to help contribute to the fighting. South Korea-icon South Koreaball even pitched in. But with China-icon Chinese and Soviet-icon Soviet support, Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball began hindering South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball and USA-icon USAball's progress. USA-icon USAball even televised the war.

However, the USA-icon USAballs back at home were getting tired of the war, and hippie protests sprang up across the country, demanding an end to USA-icon USAball's involvement.

In 1968, there was a ceasefire so that people from both sides could celeberate Tet, a traditional holiday of Vietnamese people. However, Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball and VC-icon Viet Congball launched the Tet Offensive and attacked many South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamese cities. The city of Hue was fiercely fought over, and this attack took everybody by surprise. However, USA-icon USAball and South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball's counterattack was decisive and effective, and they were able to repel the attack. When Hue was taken back by USA-icon USAball, there was little left standing of it. USA-icon USAball's morale was really low. And more and more hippie protests sprang up across the country. Enough was enough, and he started bringing his troops home and replacing them with South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamballs. However, he was fearful of Khmer Rouge, and attacked him to stop Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball's access to the Ho Chi Minh Trail. But, with more and more hippies protesting against this action, in 1973, he began bringing all of his troops home and ended any U.S. involvement in the South. Two years later, South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball was attacked by Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball, in an attempt to take his capital, Saigonball, before the monsoon season. Without any American help, and with poor leadership in the South, Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball made massive gains in South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball's clay. A massive evacuation of South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamballs started, bringing them to USA-icon USAball's clay. Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball captured the city and raised Viet Congball's flag over the city. The Vietnam War was now over, and all of former French Indochina-icon French Indochinaball's clay was now communist, however, India-icon Indiaball and Thailand-icon Thailandball did not get affected by communism, despite USA-icon USAball's beliefs.

The war deeply scarred both USA-icon USAball and Vietnam-icon Vietnamball psychologically, and now USA-icon USAball was seen as the great superpower that could not defeat a communist nation with rice farmers.

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