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They were both wars against communism; its just Vietnam was a shooting war and the cold war was NOT a shooting war.

Example (analogy)-It would be like two men arguing in a bar (as an example) about something (which would be the cold war) and then going outside and having a fist fight...or worse ( this would be Vietnam) about the same argument.

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The cold war was a "NON-SHOOTING WAR" between the free world and the communist world. Korea and Vietnam were "hot" battles (a shooting war) between the free world and the communists.

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Some called this war "The Hot Battle of the Cold War". It was during the cold war era but not at all cold.

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The Vietnam Conflict was an event which occurred during the course of the Cold War.

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