2. Oct, 2015

Why was the Vietnam War fought?

The Vietnam War involved a fight for independence of an nation with opposing forces, allies and enemies.

 Eventually there was strong public opposition to the USA's position in the War.

Troops eventually were recalled to the USA, but not without terrible destruction in Vietnam.  

There were phenomenal long term effects on Society, Politics and Economics in Vietnam.

Your task: 

Trace the problem back to the root cause........Why did the War happen in this area?

What were the consequences?

What is the situation now?

Use this website to help  (cut and paste into your browser): 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/asia_pac/05/vietnam_war/html/introduction.stm