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Participants & Strategies in the Vietnam War - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The Vietnam War is an important part of American history. You can use these lessons to supplement your understanding about the participants and strategies used in order to fully grasp the impact of the war. In this chapter, our instructors use video lessons to explain the Vietnam War's events and participants. The quizzes at the end of each lesson will help you test your knowledge along the way. The lessons in this chapter can help you learn more about:
- The armies of Northern Vietnam and their tactics
- How the changes in South Vietnam's leadership impacted the United States' war efforts
- What tactics were used by the United States during the ground war in Vietnam
- What factors contributed to the United States' defeat and how these failures impacted the participating parties
|People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front||Learn about the operations ans tactics of the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front.|
|A Revolving Door of Leadership in South Vietnam||Discover the impacts South Vietnam leadership changes had on the United States after the death of Ngo Dinh Diem.|
|The Vietnam Ground War: U.S. Military Strategy & Policy||Study the military strategy of the U.S. during the ground war in Vietnam.|
|Causes of American Defeat in the Vietnam War||Analyze the reasons the U.S. was defeated in Vietnam and the repercussions of their mistakes.|
1. People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front
The People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front represented North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. This lesson will focus on the overall ideology, the respective operations of the groups and the tactics employed against the United States.
2. A Revolving Door of Leadership in South Vietnam
Following the loss of Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States faced a cycle of leadership changes in South Vietnam. Learn about the revolving leadership and how it impacted the United States' effort in the Vietnam War in this lesson.
3. The Vietnam Ground War: U.S. Military Strategy & Policy
You may be familiar with the U.S.'s use of superior firepower and bombings during the Vietnam War, but how much do you know about the U.S. ground war? This lesson explores the military strategy and policies of the U.S. during the Vietnam War.
4. Causes of American Defeat in the Vietnam War
The outcome of the Vietnam War continues to be a hotly debated topic for historians and Americans alike. This lesson explores the various factors that contributed to American defeat.
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Other chapters within the History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War course
- Understanding History & Primary Sources
- Vietnamese Nationalism
- The First Indochina War
- Early American Involvement in Indochina
- The Geneva Conference & the Vietnam War
- U.S. Involvement in Vietnam
- Opposition to the Vietnam War
- Battles & Operations of the Vietnam War
- Cambodia & Laos in the Vietnam War
- Effects of the Vietnam War
- Required Assignments for History 308
- Studying for History 308: Causes & Effects of the Vietnam War