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The war in Vietnam and the war in Iraq differ in many ways In this essay I am going to compare the Vietnam War with the war in Iraq describing how the war in Vietnam varies from the war in Iraq Three ways the two wars differ are the reason for war number of deaths and the cost The Vietnam War was a war over communism that started in 1950 when Ho Chi Minh the national leader of Vietnam introduced a communist government into North Vietnam In 1954 it was decided to split the country at the 17th parallel and was ruled under opposing governments Bao Dai lead the south and Ho Chi Minh the north North Vietnam went to war with South Vietnam The North was supported by Russia and China while the South was supported by Britain and the United States The Americans entered the war in 1964 because they believed in the domino theory the theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in nearby countries In 1973 America found it almost impossible to fight against people who were so determined to win so America pulled out The war in Iraq was declared in March 2003 for many reasons Some of the reasons are to free Iraq the oil and because Saddam Hussein did not allow weapons inspectors search for nuclear weapons The US wanted to take over Iraq and free its people from the torture they had been enduring for so long Saddam Hussein had developed weapons of mass destruction that posed a long-term threat to America He denied weapons inspectors access to search for nuclear war weapons and this served as a threat to other countries The aim had been the destruction of the Iraqi society enabling the US and Britain to gain control of Iraqs huge oil reserves The Vietnam War was Americas longest war lasting about 8 years the number of deaths in the
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