• Summary
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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 38. Vietnam War (1954–1975)
Chapter 38. Vietnam War (1954–1975)
At Issue

The Vietnam War, like the Korean War (Chapter 37), reflected an effort by the United States to “contain” communism. From the perspective of the Vietnamese people, the conflict was a civil war.

The Conflict

During World War II, after France surrendered to Germany in June 1940, Germany’s Japanese allies permitted French colonial officials to remain nominally in control of French Indochina (including ...

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