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What Was the Vietnam War?


Which of these facts are true?

It divided the United States like no event since the Civil War

58,318 American soldiers lost their lives in a war on the other side of the world

It made a president so unpopular that he decided not to run for reelection

All of the above

Learn how the United States ended up fighting for twenty years in a remote country on the other side of the world.

The Vietnam War was as much a part of the tumultuous Sixties as Flower Power and the Civil Rights Movement. Five US presidents were convinced that American troops could end a war in the small, divided country of Vietnam and stop Communism from spreading in Southeast Asia. But they were wrong, and the result was the death of 58,000 American troops.