A Map Of The Vietnam War


communist-dominated Viet Minh and France, New Zealand accepted the British-American view that Vietnam was a crucial point on the front line against communist expansion in Asia. New Zealand joined its major allies in recognising the French-sponsored Bao Dai regime in 1950, but remained unsure about the strength and legitimacy of the non-communist forces in Vietnam. The end of this conflict coincided with a
significant change in New Parallel, it became a founding member of the South-East Asia Treaty as far away

from its shores as possible. The second Indo-China War began as a civil war. From 1960, insurgents fought a guerrilla campaign against a South Vietnamese regime that was now led by Ngo Dinh Diem. posed a serious threat to the southern government, which the United States increasingly bolstered with military and economic assistance. The New Zealand government resisted American pressure to contribute to the conflict because it doubted the effectiveness of external intervention and feared that this could spark a wider war, possibly with China.



If you are interested in Vietnam and the geography of Asia our large laminated map of Asia might be just what you need. It is a large physical features in color or shaded relief. Major lakes, rivers,cities, roads, country boundaries, coastlines and surrounding islands are all shown on the map.


The struggle in Vietnam was part of a broader

Cold War between the communist bloc headed by the Soviet Union and its former wartime allies in the West. New Zealand certainly saw the fighting in Cold War containing the Soviets, it was reluctant to become involved in Vietnam. Officials and politicians in Wellington had doubts about the prospects of success in defending South Vietnam. With substantial without introducing conscription. Despite its misgivings, the New Zealand government feared that a failure to contribute to the escalating conflict in Vietnam would compromise its 1951 ANZUS defence pact with the United States and security was seen to depend.

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