In the beginning of the Vietnam War, Vietnam was occupied by France. Then a powerful dictator by the name of Ho Chi Minh kicked out the French and started making the entire country Communist. Shortly after, Southern Vietnam, a non-communist regime, was being taken over by N. Vietnam, which gets the U.S. involved (they had a Domino Theory)
The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a curt incident that occurred during the Vietnam War. What happened was U.S. ships were attacked by N. Vietnam ships and they dealt with them, and then some harsh weather came in and the ships mistakenly interpreted them as an attack. Then, the harsh weather passed and the crew realized what had happened. But the question is, were they attacked at all?
Mai Lai Massacre
Operation Rolling Thunder was an invasion of the U.S. on N. Vietnam via the air. Basically, what it was is it's an invasion of N. Vietnam with U.S. air forces, and during this happened we bombed Vietnamese bases and sprayed chemicals on hometowns and other bases in N. Vietnam. Some of the chemicals included Agent Orange and Napalm.
Ending of the Vietnam War
The Tet Offensive was a major turning point in the war. So what happened first, was that N. Vietnam was invading S. Vietnam on their New Year Holiday. Responding fast, the U.S. and S. Vietnamese quickly attacked back, after a long battle, the Vietcong yielded to the U.S. troops.
Happy New Year! HA HA!!!!
The Mai Lai Massacre was by far one of the worst actions done by the U.S, at least in my opinion. Anyway, what happened was the U.S. troops were killing innocent Vietnamese civilians, at least 500 men, women, and children were killed. This massacre sparked an anti-war society to form in America.
OMG DID WE DO THIS?!
The ending of the Vietnam War was brutal. Over 58,000 american soldiers died in combat, 300,000 more were wounded. For the Vietnamese, however, it was worse. An estimated 500,000 to a million civilians were killed, 350,000 Vietnamese soldiers were killed. For all we know, the Vietnam War was one of the most brutal and dangerous wars in American history.