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What were the consequences of the Vietnam War? Find out in this video.

After the Vietnam War

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Key points

  • 1973 - America left Vietnam. It continued to support the South Vietnamese army.
  • 1975 - the South Vietnamese government collapses, and Vietnam was united.
  • Vietnam was ruined. Thousands of Vietnamese had been killed, their infrastructure was destroyed and their farmland polluted.
  • 58,000 Americans died in Vietnam, and 700,000 veterans suffered psychological after-effects.
  • America had failed to 'contain' communism and its domino theory was proved wrong.

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