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Could we have won Vietnam?
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boyd
Mar 24, 2011
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Yes


ryank121
Mar 24, 2011
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Of course, but LBJ and Nixon refused to invade the north or escalate the conflict in anyway. But at full force our military could have crushed any and all "conventional" opposition. Now after the war was won? I highly doubt that the region would be a stable as it is today considering the south was incredibly corrupt and lacked the drive to fight the war without our support and the north had a dedicated guerrilla force that would have harassed government force until capitulation. So yes we would have won the war, but the country would've become communist regardless.

 
boyd
Mar 24, 2011
0 convinced
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Yes, if the U.S. had wanted to win Vietnam they could've.
Ill elaborate if someone has the balls to challenge me.

 
boyd
Mar 25, 2011
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Rebuttal to: kbee Show

That's exactly what I'm saying, not once did the U.S. attack North Vietnam, not once did they ever cross the DMZ. It was about political corruption for money, they could've won that war in a year if they had kept up bombing campaigns.
Oh, and the insult was to get someone as stupid as you to challenge this.

 
boyd
Mar 25, 2011
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Rebuttal to: vancam Show

South Vietnam was taken over by North Vietnam after we left.

 
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vancam
Mar 25, 2011
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Rebuttal to: boyd Show

What do you think the criteria was for a successful campaign (or win if you like)?

 
kbee
Mar 25, 2011
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Rebuttal to: boyd Show

Oh, so you have all kinds of reasons, but you won't share? Because it's rude? You think they lost the war because they didn't really feel like winning, they could take it or leave it? Ass-hat.

 
kylebinder96
Mar 27, 2011
0 convinced
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We did win Vietnam, we go there for tourism and there is a Mc Donalds in Hanoi

 
sisko52744
Mar 29, 2011
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I'm afraid you're way off. Both LBJ and Nixon escalated the war, LBJ with rolling thunder campaigns in the North, and Nixon with his criminal bombing of Cambodia. The guerrilla force came from all of Vietnam, North and South, and the government of the South had the drive to stay in power, they just didn't have support from the Vietnamese people and therefore could not maintain power without U.S. backing.

 
sisko52744
Mar 29, 2011
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Rebuttal to: boyd Show

The U.S. did indeed attack North Vietnam, just look up Operation Rolling Thunder. And if they had kept up the bombing campaigns, there might not have been a civilization left to win over. If you kill 4 million people by bombing in the region and still don't have enough support, maybe you're just not wanted....

 
goot
Apr 06, 2011
0 convinced
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Think about this ...
They had millions of soldiers at will to die for their country, we didn't & we still don't.
So no we could of not win that but " Technically " we did not lose that War because the U.S.
never actually declared War on Vietnam.

 


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