Vietnam War Countries

Name the countries that suffered at least 300 deaths in the Second Indochina War from 1955–1975.
Includes civilian and military casualties. Source
Only includes nations that had international recognition in 1955
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Last updated: January 1, 2020
First submittedMay 4, 2012
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Deaths
Country
1,062,000
North Vietnam
741,000
South Vietnam
273,000
Cambodia
62,000
Laos
58,315
United States
Deaths
Country
5,099
South Korea
1,446
China
500
Australia
351
Thailand
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Level 59
Mar 16, 2017
USSR? I know, officially they didn't go there, but in reality they did and their soldiers died there. So did soldiers and officers from other nations of the Warsaw Pact (example- Ryszard Kukliński, although he survived).
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Level 80
Mar 16, 2017
The source linked above says only about 16 casualties for USSR.
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Level 37
Jun 20, 2017
I believe Russia supplied tanks and MIGs. Probably AK47s or their predecessors, and other things, esp intelligence. Remember, Communist China was younger, not as technological. This was a Cold War conflict.....all you heard from Republican politicians was the Domino Theory. They were certain all of Asia would go communistic if we did not keep South Vietnam non-communist.
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Level 67
Jun 20, 2017
I heard that from the Democrats as well...you know, JFK and LBJ really ramped up US involvement and it was DDE that kept our involvement minimal and Nixon/Ford that got us out.
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Level 26
Jun 22, 2017
Al -Qaeda got us involved in Afghanistan. Bush got us involved in Iraq.
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Level 71
Jan 12, 2020
Bush's advisers got the USA involved.
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Level 73
Sep 21, 2020
Back to Indochina for a second, Democrats were hardly less hawkish than Republicans.
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Level 64
Aug 16, 2022
You certainly did hear the same domino theory and you certainly did see the same ramping up of involvement under the Democrats. But the Republicans weren't necessarily opposed to this. Nixon and Ford did get us out, but only after they ramped up US involvement too and it became clear that even with that we would never win. Nixon *would have* been as fully committed to the Vietnam War as LBJ was had it looked sustainable, just as Nixon *was* fully committed to a mass campaign of carpet-bombing before pulling us out.
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Level 85
Aug 16, 2022
Recent scholarship based on declassified documents shows that it was even more complicated. Nixon apparently persuaded the South Vietnamese not to accept a settlement in the waning days of the Johnson administration. (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/notes-indicate-nixon-interfered-1968-peace-talks-180961627/ is an early version of this story). Allegedly, Nixon did not want a peace agreement to undermine his chances of defeating Humphrey in '68. Once Nixon was elected (and the college deferment eliminated), anti-war sentiment increased even more. That pushed Nixon into the '73 Paris Accords, which were similar to the '68 proposal.

Ford had little to do with the US's original military withdrawal from Vietnam. He just did not send in US troops when North Vietnam was on the verge of victory, electing to evacuate instead. He may or may not have been reneging on an unwritten assurance by Nixon.

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Level 70
Aug 16, 2022
Yes, this was in flagrant defiance of the Logan Act, which forbids non-government agents from engaging in foreign diplomacy. Nixon completely sabotaged the peace talks in Paris, basically by assuring the South Vietnamese not to co-operate, telling them that he’d get them a better treaty if they held out.

Overall, LBJ’s presidency would have been one of the most successful in American history, but for the giant stain of Vietnam. Who knows how history would have judged Johnson had the Paris talks been a success and who knows how many of these deaths could have been avoided?

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Level 72
Mar 16, 2017
Finally remembered something from my college Korean history class. Even though it took me 2 minutes to do so.
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Level 64
Mar 16, 2017
Depressing that only 81% get Australia.
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Level 83
Mar 18, 2017
Australia lost fewer than Arkansas. When you think of Vietnam, do you think of Arkansas?
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Level 83
Mar 18, 2017
Not to mention less than Wayne County.
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Level 79
Jun 19, 2017
haha @kalbahamut
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Level 66
Jun 20, 2017
This is a depressingly inarticulate way to express the argument against people remembering Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War.
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Level 76
Jan 12, 2020
Do, because Arkansas is not a country.
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Level 83
Oct 11, 2020
Did I make a joke here that got deleted months later? :-( What's Adam laughing at?
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Level 83
May 19, 2022
I probably did... "When you think of Vietnam, do you think of Arkansas?" is a pretty golden set-up. Too bad...
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Level 45
Aug 16, 2022
bro you replied 2 years later
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2017
I was also surprised. Australia's been one of the USA's staunchest military allies, joining in pretty much every war for the past 100 years with the US, even the unpopular ones like Vietnam and Iraq.
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Level 61
Jun 19, 2017
Fewer got South Korea and they lost ten times as many as Australia.
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Level 40
Jun 21, 2017
Australia less than double the amount of castlemagner, a tiny village in ireland that is in the middle of nowhere
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Level 60
Sep 21, 2020
Honestly, I got Australia just guessing, so it seems to me that the % is actually high.
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Level 71
Mar 19, 2017
100% guessed United States but only 89% guessed North and South Vietnam -- where the war took place?
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Level 69
Mar 19, 2017
Possibly there were a lot of people who did the same thing I did: typed "Vietnam" and when it didn't work, thought that it was excluded from the start because it was the subject of the quiz. It's only a minute before the end, after trying every country in the vicinity and around the Pacific without finding the top 2 slots, that I remembered Vietnam was separated into two countries at the time.
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Level 60
Jun 19, 2017
That's exactly what I did.
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Level 61
Jun 20, 2017
Yeah it took me a minute to think of the split.
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Level 54
Jun 20, 2017
Yea when I typed Vietnam and it didn't come up I thought it was excluded. Even tried Viet Cong thinking perhaps...
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Level 75
Mar 20, 2017
This quiz can now be done in Vietnamese, where this war is known as the American War.
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Level 83
Jun 19, 2017
France?
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Level 63
Jun 19, 2017
That's generally seen as a different war, The First Indochina war. What Americans consider the Vietnam War is the Second Indochina war (or American war for the Vietnamese).
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Level 37
Mar 7, 2019
^ If France is to be excluded, then the range should be changed from 1955-1975 to somewhere around 1960 to 1975. JFK first sent "advisors" in 1961, and LBJ escalated by sending troops in 1965. So the US involvement would be closer to 14 years, not twenty.
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Level 47
Oct 2, 2019
Nah, the war against france is called indochina war, started in 1946 and finished in 1954
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Level 60
Jun 19, 2017
please accept

USA

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Level 77
Jun 19, 2017
It worked for me.
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Level 61
Jun 19, 2017
Why on earth would it not accept USA?
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Level 37
Jun 20, 2017
Why isn't France included?
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Level 71
Sep 21, 2020
France was at war in Vietnam 46 to 54 and was a colonial war, France fighting to keep it's colonial foothold in South East Asia. A different war to the North / South Vietnam war.
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Level 83
Sep 21, 2020
Really the same ongoing conflict. Just the allies of the south changed.
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Level 72
Aug 1, 2017
I missed China. ... CHINA.
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Level 45
Jan 12, 2018
France? I mean Vietnam was a French Colony...And I somehow forgot South Korea
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Level 65
Sep 21, 2020
Here it's the second Indochina war. French casualties occurred mainly during the first one between 1945 and 1954.
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Level 87
Jun 24, 2018
I'm puzzled 96% got China even though their role was extremely limited. I mean, only 77% for South Vietnam or North Vietnam...
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Level 84
Aug 1, 2018
People just guess as many Asian countries as they can. "China" is more obvious than "North/South Vietnam" because those countries no longer exist (or at least are no longer referred to as such).
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Level 65
Feb 27, 2019
Got them all with 2:11 remaining.
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Level 65
May 27, 2019
Didn't New Zealand send troops too?
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Level 64
Dec 18, 2019
a token force in response to the implied threat of sanctions from LBJ "only" 37 fatalities.
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Level 51
Dec 13, 2019
LOL, the only two I missed were North Vietnam and South Vietnam, I was too focused on other countries and didn't even think about them.
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Level 38
Sep 21, 2020
Same as me. Us Brits aren't a war going nation so I'm normally lost on these type of quizzes!
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Level 83
Sep 21, 2020
you're joking, right?
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Level 81
Aug 16, 2022
I can never tell on the Internet... but surely. Surely that was a joke.
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Level 43
Sep 21, 2020
Americans are the best and have won every war
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Level 43
Sep 21, 2020
Was going to comment on a terrible American war loss and then realised my country (Australia) once lost a war to emus
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Level 26
Jan 4, 2022
Americans lost in Vietnam war :)
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Level 27
Feb 16, 2022
We're not the only country in the war
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Level 81
Aug 16, 2022
So did half of Vietnam.
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Level 66
Sep 21, 2020
Interesting I've just done this quiz yesterday and today it is featured. Felt like a déjà vu when I saw it on the top of the page
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Level 53
Sep 21, 2020
Tried Vietnam twice - turns out my history sucks - I didn't know there was a North and South Vietnam...
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Level 19
Sep 21, 2020
same here hahaha, i got all countries except for South and North Viet Nam. Tried Vietnam thrice. hehehe.
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Level 56
Sep 21, 2020
Got them all, san South Korea. Rookie move....only typed Korea.
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Level 41
May 12, 2021
''Rok'' also works
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Level 57
Sep 22, 2020
I know Kampuchea is Khmer for Cambodia, but didn't everyone call it Kampuchea back then? You should accept it.
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Level 54
Sep 23, 2020
^ Completely agree
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Level 64
Aug 16, 2022
No one called it Kampuchea. It was Pol Pot's regime that (briefly) changed the name until his murderous regime was ousted by the freedom loving Vietnamese. Who then moved on to a border war with China.

Don't **** with the Vietnamese

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Level 36
Feb 27, 2021
Australia and South Korea have deaths, becauses their soldiers participe in UNO. One curiosity of this quiz.
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Level 68
Aug 16, 2022
It's always seemed like such a safe card game....
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Level 58
Mar 9, 2021
Wow! Earlier today I had been thinking about making a quiz on this, called "Countries in the Vietnam War". I had checked under a couple of similar names, and then decided I would start the quiz later on. How surprised I was to hit the random button and land on this quiz! At least I hadn't started yet, I enjoy these war quizzes.
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Level 44
Jun 3, 2021
Vietnam is part of the Vietnam war. North and south vietnam are not countries!
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Level 59
Jun 7, 2021
bro what
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Level 57
Oct 26, 2021
This was at the time.
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Level 26
Jan 4, 2022
At the time vietnam was seperated into 2 countries: North Vietnam and South Vietnam. After 30 April 1975 the two countries back into Vietnam that we know today.
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Level 50
Jun 5, 2022
The fact that USA was laughed at at the Vietnam war and north Vietnam literally SUFFERED ABOUT 1,000,000 DEATH
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Level 56
Aug 16, 2022
You can count South Vietnam casualties as American's because they were supported by americans. So Ratio here is 1,1 to 1 in favor of Americans. But ! South Vietnam completely lost and stopped existing, while North Vietnam continued its existence
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Level 56
Aug 16, 2022
Oh, forgot to mention - 58,000 almost all were military casualties, while 1,000,000 north vietnamese were mostly civilian deaths
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Level 50
Aug 16, 2022
Oh right, the bombings, yeah, let’s ignored what I said
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Level 36
Aug 16, 2022
I had no idea South Korea was involved until one of the cable channels kept playing "R-Point" at 1 AM.