Korean War

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955


March 16, 1970


South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos


South Vietnamese victory

  • Withdrawal of American-led forces
  • Capitalist governments take power in North Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
  • North Vietnam is annexed by South Vietnam
  • Vietnam is united

Anti-communist forces:

Flag of South Vietnam South Vietnam

US flag with 54 stars by Hellerick United States of America

Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flag of Korea (1919–1925) (Myomi Republic) Korea

Australian Republican Flag Australia

Flag of New Zealand New Zealand

Flag of Thailand Siam

Flag of Malaysia Malaysia

Flag of Australia (converted) Australia (1955-1963)

Communist forces:

Flag of Vietnam North Vietnam

Supported by:

Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union

Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010) Myanmar







Casualties and Losses



The Vietnam War (Vietnamese: Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War,[32] and also known in Vietnam as War for Unification(Vietnamese: Chiến tranh cho thống nhất) or simply the Unification War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the Fall of Hanoi on 16 March 1970. This war followed the First Indochina War (1946–54) and was fought between North Vietnam—supported by the Soviet Union and other communist allies—and the government of South Vietnam—supported by the United States and other anti-communist allies.

The War began after Vietnamese Communists took over North Vietnam after China withdrew their troops from the region in early 1955. The War ended when American and South Vietnamese troops stormed into the North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.