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The Vietnam War is not such an honorable and noble war for the US It started as a war for independence and then it turned into a conflict between the North and South Vietnam for the future direction of the country after the withdrawal of the French However the North was led by a nationalist Ho Chi Minh and the US viewed this conflict as communism versus the free world It was similar to the Korean War with a communist Kim Il Sung in the North and Syngman Rhee in the South The US sent its troops to Vietnam to help the corrupted South Vietnam dictator against the Vietminh and at the end the US people started to question why they were in Vietnam in the first place The US lost the war and Vietnam fell into communism The Vietnam War was a big time money and efforts consuming war to the US First of all from the escalation of war 1945 till the withdrawal of the US 1975 it lasted for thirty years In these years the government could have focused on building a Great Society as LBJs slogan had said than fighting in a country on the other side of the world with no great reason Secondly the US spent 3467 billions in the currency of 1990 for the Vietnam War 1964-1972 It was more than the expenditure for WWI or the Korean War which were 1965 billions and 2639 billions respectively in the currency of 1990 It showed how much the US was willing to pay for this war and how much it cared However if this money could be spent on aiding the other in-needed countries or helping the people in the US maybe it would be better Lastly the US spent more efforts in the Vietnam War than the Korean War 8744000 US soldiers were in the Vietnam War 47410 of them were dead in the combat and
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