|“||There is a lesson for all of us in Vietnam.||”|
— Ronald Reagan
Path to War (1954 - 1960)
After the decolonization of French Indochinaball, Vietnam was divided into 2 different countries, North Vietnamball and South Vietnamball through the Geneva Conference in Switzerlandball, while neighbouring countries Laosball and 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 Vietnamball. While South Vietnamball referred to capitalism and democracy, North Vietnamball referred to communism and authoritarianism. Both North and South Vietnamball wanted to reunify the country, however, under their own regimes. North Vietnamball, under Hồ Chí Minh's rule, killed literally all the rich people in his clay and established the 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 Vietnamball made him very unpopular, especially among the buddhists. For USAball, he was fearing of commies taking over the world and believed if South Vietnamball fell to communism, it would threaten countryballs like Thailandball and even Indiaball. He started supporting South Vietnamball in his actions, by sending him supplies. For South Vietnamball and USAball, they had the technological advantage. But for North Vietnamball and Viet Congball, they had the knowledge of the land. And the Vietnam War began.
Vietnam War (1960 - 1975)
South Vietnamball began sending his soldiers out to fight Viet Congball, while North Vietnamball tried his best to push on the offensive. Then, South Vietnamball shot 5 Buddhistballs in his clay, on the Buddha's birthday, accusing them of being commies. This was just too much, and USAball sent other South Vietnamballs to make him less angry towards Buddhists, and it worked. However, South Vietnamball was still fighting against Viet Congballs and was suffering humiliating losses, and even was contemplating suicide. However, USAball stepped in and sent his USS Maddox to monitor signals coming from North Vietnamball, it was attacked by gunboats from North Vietnam, and later 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 Vietnamball couldn't do this alone, and so on 1965, USAball landed at Da Nangball to fight Viet Congball.
From this point on, the USAballs found themselves in a war unlike any other. They were getting attacked by Viet Congballs all over the jungle, and when they got to the villages, they couldn't understand where North Vietnamball or Viet Congball was, and so they attacked relentlessly. USAball began bombing North Vietnamball during Operation Rolling Thunder and began spraying Agent Orange on both North and South Vietnamese clay. North Vietnamball used the Ho Chi Minh trail, going through Laosball and Cambodiaball's clay, which had a great effect of Communism there, to get to South Vietnamball's clay. During the fighting, USAball was pushed to his limits fighting the Viet Congball, and he brought in his SEATO allies to help contribute to the fighting. South Koreaball even pitched in. But with Chinese and Soviet support, North Vietnamball began hindering South Vietnamball and USAball's progress. USAball even televised the war.
In 1968, there was a ceasefire so that people from both sides could celeberate Tet, a traditional holiday of Vietnamese people. However, North Vietnamball and Viet Congball launched the Tet Offensive and attacked many South Vietnamese cities. The city of Hue was fiercely fought over, and this attack took everybody by surprise. However, USAball and South Vietnamball's counterattack was decisive and effective, and they were able to repel the attack. When Hue was taken back by USAball, there was little left standing of it. 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 Vietnamballs. However, he was fearful of Khmer Rouge, and attacked him to stop 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 Vietnamball was attacked by 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, North Vietnamball made massive gains in South Vietnamball's clay. A massive evacuation of South Vietnamballs started, bringing them to USAball's clay. 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 Indochinaball's clay was now communist, however, Indiaball and Thailandball did not get affected by communism, despite USAball's beliefs.