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Thread: Who won the Vietnam War?

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    Who won the Vietnam War?

    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.
    Last edited by paris; 03-22-11 at 05:25 AM.

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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    The leadership of the North Vietnamese "Communist" Party won. The Vietnamese people certainly did not win. From 1975 to 1986, not only were there widespread persecutions, but the economy sucked. Doi moi has helped the economy tremendously, but they are still a dictatorship, and treat their people poorly.

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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    No one won it.

    The US acheived it's goal of making the South militarily self-sufficient, with the premise that the US would continue to supply war materiel as needed. Two years after the US combat troops left Vietnam, the South was defeated, mainly because the Democrat Congress in it's euphoria at having unseated Nixon naturally stabbed America's ally in the back.

    The NORTH Vietnamese achieved their goal of enslaving those in the South as didn't manage to escape.

    Those that have escaped that I've talked to say the Vietnamese lost the war. Since half the Vietnamese won, half lost, that adds up to zero.

    The French haven't won a war since Austerlitz.

    The Russians got what they wanted.

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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    No one won it.

    The US acheived it's goal of making the South militarily self-sufficient, with the premise that the US would continue to supply war materiel as needed. Two years after the US combat troops left Vietnam, the South was defeated, mainly because the Democrat Congress in it's euphoria at having unseated Nixon naturally stabbed America's ally in the back.

    The NORTH Vietnamese achieved their goal of enslaving those in the South as didn't manage to escape.

    Those that have escaped that I've talked to say the Vietnamese lost the war. Since half the Vietnamese won, half lost, that adds up to zero.

    The French haven't won a war since Austerlitz.

    The Russians got what they wanted.
    The Chinese got what they wanted.

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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    The Vietnamese, the North Vietnamese achieved their goal of a unified Vietnam, so they won.
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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    I voted other. The American Media won the war.

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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.
    The modern American Left won the Vietnam War; vanquishing the United States.

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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    The Chinese got what they wanted.
    Thats not so true. The North Vietnamese were bigger allies with the USSR than the Chinese, and during the Sino-Soviet split chose to ally with the USSR instead. China invaded North Vietnam in 1979 and was soundly defeated. Of course China helped out North Vietnam during the war because it wanted to get America out and in the early parts of the war the Chinese Soviet relations were pretty good, but since Vietnam became dependant on Russia and not China like North Korea had, it wasn't an ideal end.

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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    The modern American Left won the Vietnam War; vanquishing the United States.
    Then there are other theories...

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    Re: Who won the Vietnam War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Then there are other theories...
    you could say that their allies (the north vietnamese and the chinese) won also; but they actually had to wage another - seperate - campaign, which i consider to be their victory.

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