This was the longest war that the Americans were a part of. It rendered as a total defeat, as they spent billions and brought in several soldiers only to have the communists take control. This gave confidence to the Soviet Union. They didn’t even have to bring in any of their troops to allow their ideology to seep through North Vietnam and take control over the entire country. This definitely strained the relations between the superpowers, as the Americans tried to expand their sphere of influence. It was because of the domino theory, which was just an excuse to attack Vietnam. The lengths that Americans go to to try to contain communism…it’s ridiculous!
It was like the Korean War, where a proxy war was fought by the Americans and the Soviets. This was the biggest war, and really exemplified the true struggle between communism and democracy. America’s efforts to maintain a corrupt democratic leader was futile under the communist leader. This was also a great example of how the Marshall Plan failed miserably. Like all other wars, the tension between the superpowers grew. And the ideologies continued to struggle throughout the years. Which would become the victor, and at what price?