Why do the Vietnamese call it "The American War" ?

Why do the Americans call it the "Vietnam War" and the Vietnamese call it the "American War"? Please give me a generalized and a specific answer. Q: The Vietnamese call it "The American War." What are all the ways in which it was, and is, "The American War?" and... show more Why do the Americans call it the "Vietnam War" and the Vietnamese call it the "American War"? Please give me a generalized and a specific answer.

Q: The Vietnamese call it "The American War." What are all the ways in which it was, and is, "The American War?"



and also...



Q: What are the implications of people in the U.S. calling it the Vietnam War? How does that influence how people in Vietnam think about it?




These are the questions I don't understand.


I'd appreciate it if someone can give me a thorough answer. Thank you.
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