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Vietnam War
(Chiến tranh Việt Nam/Chiến tranh Mỹ)
Part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War
Bruce Crandall's UH-1D
A Bell UH-1D helicopter climbs skyward after discharging a load of U.S. infantrymen on a search and destroy mission
Date 1 November 1955 (1955-11-01) - 1971
Location South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand
Result North Vietnamese victory
  • Withdrawal of American forces from Indochina
  • Communist governments take power in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos
  • South Vietnam is annexed by North Vietnam
Anti-communist forces:

Flag of South Vietnam South Vietnam
Flag of the United States United States
Flag of South Korea South Korea
Flag of Australia (converted) Australia
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
Flag of Thailand Thailand
Flag of Cambodia Khmer Republic
Flag of Laos (1952-1975) Kingdom of Laos

Supported by:
Flag of the Philippines Philippines
Flag of Spain (1945 - 1977) Spain
Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan

Communist forces:

Flag of Vietnam North Vietnam
Vietcong Viet Cong
(Aeab)Khmerflag Khmer Rouge
Flag of Laos Pathet Lao

Supported by:
Flag of the Soviet Union (1955-1980) Soviet Union
Flag of the People's Republic of China China
Flag of Cuba Cuba
Flag of North Korea North Korea
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967) Bulgaria
Flag of Burma (1948-1974)Burma

~1,830,000 (1968)

South Vietnam: 850,000
United States: 536,100
Free World Military Forces: 65,000
South Korea: 50,000
Australia: 7,672
Thailand, Philippines: 10,450
New Zealand: 552


North Vietnam: 287,465 (January 1968)
China: 170,000 (1969)
Soviet Union: 3,000
North Korea: 300–600

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