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Vietnam War Facts

Discover essential and interesting facts about Vietnam. The Vietnam war was a war that took place between North Vietnam and the United States of America. The Vietnam war started in 1959, while the conflict ended in 1975.

Did you know that the Vietnam War's participants wanted to extract the saltpeter from Vietnam to use it as fertilizer? Or that Ho Chi Minh was educated at Harvard University? Learn more interesting information about the Vietnam War with these ten fun facts.

Vietnam War Fun Facts

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During the Vietnam War, the draft dodgers who took a stand against government-imposed obligation (which was also known as draft resistance) mostly escaped to Canada to avoid detention.
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The Vietnam War that started in 1955 and lasted for more than 19 years ended in 1975, which led to the fall of the Saigon.
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The military supply route during the Vietnam War was the Ho Chi Minh Trail that ran from North Vietnam to South Vietnam while passing through Laos as well as Cambodia.
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Ho Chi Minh who was one of the most prominent communist leaders was the President of North Vietnam from 1945-1969. He strives for long for the independence of Vietnam.
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Directed by John Wayne and Ray Kellogg, the American film The Green Berets, released in 1968, was based on the Vietnam War.
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During the Vietnam War, the American forces used the word Charlie to refer to both Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces, largely communist forces.
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The USS Maddox incident, popularly known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident which saw North Vietnamese boats being attacked with torpedoes sparked off the Vietnam War in 1964.
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Muhammad Ali’s boxing career was paused in 1967 when he refused his induction in the U.S. Army during the ongoing Vietnam War stating that he was in conflict with the Vietcong.
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The Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia conflict, popularly known as the Vietnam War or the Indochina War, was officially referred to as the Vietnam conflict in the United States.
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From 1964 to 1968, during the Vietnam War, the US forces were commanded by US general William Westmoreland. He regarded this war as the war of attrition.

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