Vietnam War

Vietnam War Facts

  • Conflict Name: Vietnam War
  • Conflict Start: November 1st, 1955
  • Conflict End: April 30th, 1975
  • Conflict Belligerents: North Vietnam and South Vietnam
  • Conflict Winner: North Vietnamese and National Liberation Front
  • Conflict Location: North and South Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand
  • Conflict Deaths: Between 1.32 to 4.24 million fatalities

12 Vietnam War Facts for Kids

  1. The Vietnam war was fought between November 1st, 1955 and April 30th, 1975.
  2. This war is commonly known as the Vietnam War and the Second Indochina War in the United States. In Vietnam it’s known as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War.
  3. The Vietnam war was fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. Notably the United States of America was an ally of South Vietnam, while the Soviet Union and China were an ally of North Vietnam.
  4. The Vietnam war as started by the North Vietnam North Communist government which sought the reunification of the two countries.
  5. The Vietnam was fought in both North and South Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.
  6. The North Vietnamese and National Liberation Front won the Vietnam War.
  7. It’s estimated that 1.32 to 4.24 million people, both military personal and civilians, were killed during the Vietnam War.
  8. The United States of America had 58,000+ deaths and 303,644 wounded during the Vietnam War.
  9. The United States of America spent $1.02 trillion dollars (2015 USD) on the Vietnam War.
  10. The Vietnam War is considered a great example of a proxy war, fought between the United States and the Soviet Union, during the Cold War era.
  11. There were four Presidents of the United States who served during the Vietnam War. They were Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon.
  12. The Tet Offensive was one of the largest military campaigns executed by the North Vietnam and the Viet Cong.

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