View Poll Results: Who won the Vietnam War?

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  • The French

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  • The British

    1 0.64%
  • The Americans

    9 5.77%
  • The Canadians

    2 1.28%
  • The Chinese

    4 2.56%
  • The Russians

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  • The Japanese

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  • The Vietnamese

    71 45.51%
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    44 28.21%
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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    I like the 2 votes for Canada. Seeing as they weren't in Vietnam I guess you could say that yup they were the big winners

    Maybe you're too young to know and didn't consider history important.... Some friendly help.....

    Uhhhh, You are incorrect about Canadians in Viet Nam......

    Link: http://http://canadiansinvietnam.com/index.html

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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The more interesting question to me: if the USA had won the Vietnam War outright, in what way would Asia be different today? In what way would China be different?
    I don't think anyone can answer that question just like no one can say what would have happened In Nam if JFK had not been killed.
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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    This question was brought up in another thread about Libya which I don't want to derail any further; but I find it interesting. It appears that many people have a different perspective and I find it funny. So please, cast your vote and if you are enclined explain your choice.

    I have voted the Vietnamese. The goal of their war was to reunite Vietnam and it was achieved.
    Nobody won... the USA left.
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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    The Vietnamese people have been fighting to have a country they can call theirs for generations. They have it now, and they're doing well with it. It's a small country and doesn't step on any toes. Who can say it was a bad result?
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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't think anyone can answer that question just like no one can say what would have happened In Nam if JFK had not been killed.
    true true

    just wonder if, in retrospect, we would have been better off had we stuck it out

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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Actually we never lost a battle in Nam and that includes Tet.
    Therein lies the problem. Vietnam was not a war of battles, it was a guerrilla war. There really were no battles in the conventional sense, yet our strategy and tactics were all about looking for them. We were as lost in Vietnam as the Redcoats were lost in the colonies; trying to fight a war on our terms and losing it because we failed to adapt.

    Sorry, the objective of the "North" was the reunification of Vietnam and the expulsion of the western imperialists. That mission was accomplished; our was not.

    We may not have lost a battle, but we clearly lost the war.

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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    we did not need that.....just a few low yield nuclear explosions in strategic position
    Not even that... just untie the hands of the military... let them go into Cambodia to stop the Ho Chi Minh Trail and bomb the **** out of north Vietnam when ever they wanted to.
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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Therein lies the problem. Vietnam was not a war of battles, it was a guerrilla war. There really were no battles in the conventional sense, yet our strategy and tactics were all about looking for them. We were as lost in Vietnam as the Redcoats were lost in the colonies; trying to fight a war on our terms and losing it because we failed to adapt.

    Sorry, the objective of the "North" was the reunification of Vietnam and the expulsion of the western imperialists. That mission was accomplished; our was not.

    We may not have lost a battle, but we clearly lost the war.
    Vietnam was also lost because the military had their hands tied by not being able to bomb certain targets--in part because the Administration (LBJ) didn't want to take chances of killing Russian advisors to the north Vietnamese. If we were more aggressive with air power then it could have went a lot differently.

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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I would say the North Vietnamese and their allies the USSR and China. Who lost, the South Vietnamese to include the 2 million South Vietnamese who were killed or died in the North Vietnamese re-education camps and fleeing Vietnam by boat. The Cambodians to include 2-3 million Camobidans who were either killed or died at the hands of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge along with another 500,000 Laotians who were also killed by the PL to include the attempted extermination of the Hmong tribe of Northern Laos particularly around the PDJ. I would also include the United and the allied forces in Vietnam.
    It was Ho Chi Minh and his North Vietnamese soldiers that put an end to the murderous regime of Pol Pot and his Khymer Rouge.
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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    true true

    just wonder if, in retrospect, we would have been better off had we stuck it out
    We'd still be there.
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