Was the Viet Cong successful?

They took control of parts of Saigon and other cities, having most success in Vietnam’s ancient capital, Hue. One group managed to blow a hole in the walls around the US Embassy in Saigon. The Vietcong did not hold onto any of the territory gained for long.

Why was Vietcong successful?

For destroying armored vehicles or bunkers, the Vietcong had highly effective rocket propelled grenades and recoilless rifles. Mortars were also available in large numbers and had the advantage of being very easy to transport. Many weapons, including booby traps and mines, were homemade in villages.

Did the Vietcong win?

Although the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong sustained enormous casualties—upward of a million killed by wounds, disease and malnutrition—the communists eventually prevailed. … American forces were deployed to South Vietnam to help that nation defend its territorial and political integrity—not to conquer North Vietnam.

Was the Vietcong good or bad?

The Viet Cong were a smaller piece of North Vietnam’s fighting force. They were pretty much decimated after the Tet Offensive. The North Vietnamese Army was the bulk of the fighting force. They were well trained, well equipped and had good leaders.

Why were the Vietcong so successful against United States?

The Vietcong held the strategically important HoChi Minh Trail. Vietcong forces had superior weapons and military training. … U.S. soldiers falsely overestimated the Vietcong’s abilities.

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Did the US ever lose a war?

Vietnam was an unmitigated disaster, the only war the US has ever lost. … Clinton’s survival and ultimate victory in 1992 was a first sign that the US was getting Vietnam out of its system.

Why did the US fail in Vietnam?

America “lost” South Vietnam because it was an artificial construct created in the wake of the French loss of Indochina. Because there never was an “organic” nation of South Vietnam, when the U.S. discontinued to invest military assets into that construct, it eventually ceased to exist.

Is Vietnam still communist?

Government of Vietnam

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.

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