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The Cold War was pretty much the United States opposing communism, and it greatly relates to the Vietnam War because communists wanted to take over South Vietnam, and since the US had made opposing communism one of its goals the US is of couse going to help South Vietnam fight communism.

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The Vietnam war was the turning point in the Cold War. The United States realized that there military wasn't strong enough to win and they needed a better technique. The Vietnam war made people have doubts about the USA winning the cold war.

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It was one of many conflicts fought as a proxy war between the capitalist west, mainly the US, and the communist east, mainly the USSR. In fact, at first our boys were still using garands. While it was accurate, and it was the gun that won world war two, the vietnamese were being supplied with russian khalishnakovs. Wso you can see how we were fighting agianst, essentially, the protectorates of communist Russia. Also, you may be wondering why the US seemed to favor south american dictatorships to marxist republics. This is because we fought to prevent the spread of communism. Even the fact that we supported the taliban has to do with the cold war, the russians had invaded afganistan, and we didnt ask questions about what the taliban fought for, only that they fought against our enemies. Korea was similar to vietnam, except that we were able to save the south at least, whereas we lost competely in vietnam.

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Vietnam was a "hot" battle of the cold war.

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America did not want the communist north to invade the south of vietnam. the cold war was a fight against communism.

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The cold war was a non-violent arms race between the communists and free world; while Vietnam was a hostile (violent) shooting war between the communists and the free world.

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Hot battle of the cold war.

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