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Vietnam War and Immigration

Vietnam is considered one of the most controversial battlegrounds for the United States, because that is where the United States fought for the longest period. The U.S. involvement in Vietnam continued for some 30 years, starting in 1944 and lasting until 1973. This U.S. intrusion has its roots in the post–World War II era, when the United States started intervening in Vietnam’s politics, initially to curb the spread of communism in the country either directly or indirectly. This war further deepened during the Franco–Viet Minh era, that is, the 1950s and 1960s, when the United States supported France’s sabotage of its former colony to eradicate communism from it. Vietnam had been a French colony from 1880, and since then, the Vietnamese had been fighting for ...

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