the vietnam war what happened

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The origins of the Vietnam war....

The Vietnamese had a long history of fighting other forces, before the second world war it was ruled by France. in 1942 Japan invaded and occupied French Indochina and treated the Vietnamese in a brutal and a savage way. a strong vietnamese movement was set up by Ho Chi Minh.

In august 1945 japan was defeated and the French returned to rule, but ho chi minh and his communist supporters continued to fight for inderpendance, the french were defreated at Diem Bien Phu in 1954, a peace treaty was signed and France pulled out

after the french pulled out vietnam was divided into 2, communist north and capiltilist south vietnam

why did the USA Send in troops?....

under the terms

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