What was the Vietnam War?

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The Vietnam Conflict, popularly known as the Vietnam War (also known as the Second Indochina War and colloquially as Vietnam or Nam as well as the American War or Kh�ng chiến chống Mỹ [lol in English please], the Resistance War Against America in Vietnam) was a conflict in which the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN, or North Vietnam) and its allies fought against the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, or South Vietnam) and its allies. North Vietnam's allies included the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam, the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. South Vietnam's main allies included the United States, South Korea and Australia all of who deployed large numbers of troops. US combat troops were involved from 1959 until their official withdrawal in 1973. A large number of civilian casualties resulted from the war, which ended on April 30, 1975 with the capitulation of South Vietnam.

It was a war in which the united states got into to fight off communism

The Vietnam War was a war based on the separation of the country Vietnam. North Vietnam was communist and South Vietnam was Republic. The Fighting started when North Vietnam wanted to unite the North and the South and establish a communist government. The United States stepped in and backed up the South. The fighting started with the North saying they were going to unite the country and the South and the US saying that they were fighting off communist. The US drafted soldiers to the war and many of them died. After, 15 years of fighting North Vietnam won and established a unified but communist Vietnam. The Vietnam war is considered to be the only war that the US has ever lost.

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