Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

Why do people claim that the US "won the Cold War" when America lost to Vietnam?

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  • 1 month ago
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    They just say they won as justification to continue their imperialist missions. The US is still fighting its own Cold Wars. It also lost in pretty much every Central American country by any metric concerned with human rights and quality of life. They’re still facing the effects of US Cold War aggression.The US caused most of the escalations with the USSR.  

    The US entered Vietnam to help France reclaim their colony. The US was in there since the 50s at least. The US lost because most people in Vietnam hated the US and supported the communists. The US terrorized Indochina for decades for business interests. Laos alone is the most heavily bombed place in the world and we never even declared war on them. 

  • 1 month ago

    what did we lose?

  • 1 month ago

    That wasn't the end of the Cold War.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That's the kind of question I would post under the same anonymity. 

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  • 1 month ago

    You need to educate yourself on what the Cold War was.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The US didn't lose to Vietnam. The Vietnam war was a Vietnamese civil war. The US was helping the South. .

    Vietnam was not the entire cold war. 

    The Soviets lost in Afghanistan. 

    The USSR doesn't exist anymore. 

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The  USSR is  gone  ,The USA  won ,Communism  failed

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because the cold war wasnt even a war. It was just tension between the US and the USSR about who had the biggest atom bombs.

    The vietnam war was a seperate event.

    The US won the war, because they proposed the plan to stop making atom bombs, to which the USSR agreed.

    Source(s): my high school history class
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Cold War ended more than 15 years after the end of our involvement in that conflict.

    And we didn't actually "lose". We had leaders who refused to fight a war like a war is fought. 

    Just ONE very powerful conventional bomb (not a nuke) would have ended it in a win for us.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They not intellectual.  They're against integrity.

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