Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Fall of Saigon

April 30th, 1975 was the day that Saigon, the capitol of South Vietnam, fell. This ended the Vietnam War. The North Vietnamese army captured Saigon, where after this point started the reunification of Vietnam under communist rule.
The final attack on Saigon by the Communist forces began on April 29th with heavy artillery and by afternoon the next day occupied Saigon and raised their flags. The city was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. After the Fall of Saigon, American forces were allowed to evacuate.
http://www.fallofsaigon.com/

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    1. I agree, shows the people being evacuated.

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  2. Wow, that had to be a huge relief for everyone when that happened.

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    1. That is awesome that it only took them a day to completely take over!

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    2. That definitely had to make them feel good that could take over in such a short amount of time.

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  3. This really showed how the Vietnam War was a complete failure for the United States. The fall of Saigon was the nail in the coffin.

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    1. i agree, with this statement. The Vietnam War was a complete failure.

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  4. That is crazy how it only took them one day to completely take over. It is incredible how things work out like that.

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    1. I completely agree. I was shocked to read that it only took them one day to take over everything.

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  5. This could be a positive or negative event. Positive for the US troops but negative for the South Vietnamese troops.

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    1. I agree, the South Vietnamese troops were left in a pretty bad situation.

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  6. It is really true that after all that blood, sweat, and tears that the Vietnam War is still being considered a failure. Sure there were many things in this war in particular that were wrong, but truly I think the US did some good in Vietnam even if people feel the bad outweighs the good.

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    1. This was a very important day because it ended the war.

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