The Long-Term Significance of the Vietnam War
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... Vietnam War Vietnam War The Vietnam War is a Cold War that took place in Laos, Vietnam, as well as Cambodia (Bedford/St Martin's2009, 4). The war started on 1st November 1955, and it ended during the defeat of Saigon on 30th April 1975. The Vietnam War followed the French Indochina War. It was fought between the government of South Vietnam, assisted by the U.S. plus other anticommunist nations, and North Vietnam, assisted by its communist countries. The Viet Cong or, in other words, the National Liberation Front (NLF), an evenly equipped South Vietnamese communist-controlled common front, mostly used guerrilla warfare tactic against anticommunist armies in the country. The North Vietnamese Army,...