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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Why was the Vietnam war so deadly? Around 2-5 million died.?

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  • martin
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    1 month ago

    The second World War killed 55 million in about half the time as Vietnam. However, Vietnam occurred when conventional warfare was using mass killing weapons, and China was sending thousands of troops to fight for North Vietnam. Heavy population in the area and crazy mass killings with rapid fire rifles, bombs, and canons caused the high death rate.

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  • 1 month ago

    Lot of belligerents were fighting and lots of hardware. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Because people were blowing each other up and had guns.maybe not that many but too many .

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  • 1 month ago

    civil wars especially modern ones tend to be very deadly

    • cj1 month agoReport

      Taiping Rebellion 1850 killed around 20-30 Million

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Agent Orange, a defoliant, mainly used to destroy crops around villages to starve the Vietnamese. (Nothing to do with trying to stop people hiding in the jungle, there is just too much jungle! That was fake info to hide the real reason for Agent Orange.)

    Carpet Bombing by B52s, covering large areas with bombs destroying everything.

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