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Matthew Marino AML 2580-01 Jason Dubow May 14, 2015 Essay #1: Vietnam War The Vietnam War occurred in the late 60’s early 70’s, and was a civil war being fought by not only the two Vietnams but also by major powers. It generally comes down to the two sides being Communism and Capitalism, with the main combatants on each side being the USSR and the U.S.A respectively. This information is stuff that most people know and would agree with, including myself, but there are more facts that I have learned from Google and YouTube that paint a bigger picture. One thing that I learned from Wikipedia and the YouTube channel CrashCourse, is that the Vietnam War did not just start in the 60’s because of the fight of Communism vs. Capitalism. The unrest in Vietnam began in the 40’s following WWII and the diminished power France had. The rebellion against the French from its colonies resulted in the rise of Ho Chi Minh, who was a communist leader. This also resulted in the involvement of U.S forces in the form of military advisors. Soon after these advisors would slowly be killed when they picked
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