被共产党用的策略和战术部队即北越军和Vietcong可以看作是中国共产党胜利的一个重要因素。由南越和美国军队实施的这些策略和策略对越南的平民造成了强烈的影响，并导致了美国反战运动的兴起。游击战争是共产主义军队实现他们的主要目标的主要手段，因为它证明了非常成功的前1960年击败法国和日本谁采用游击战的“教科书完美[ 1 ]”。同样支持共产党军队的游击战即越共与民族解放阵线为丛林般的越南地形非常适合游击战，他们从农民的人基本上是“眼睛和耳朵”多数人支持的共产党军队[ 2 ]。也采取了游击战争的军事力量和先进的武器装备的美国和军队的越南共和国。战术恳求打击包括一条300公里长的复杂网络的地下隧道由越共安置了食物和武器供应，医院和保护美国的炮击和空袭[ 3 ]。Giap将军认为胜利的方式被逐渐消耗敌人”取胜的方式是通过小败，一前一后直到政变de优雅”[ 4 ]。
In this essay it will be argues that the American lost the Vietnam War not just for one underlying reason, but rather a series of contributing factors which ultimately allowed for a North Vietnamese communist victory. Throughout the course of the Vietnam War (1955-1975) it is evitable that a series of contributing factors including weaponry and tactics, including guerrilla warfare which affected the American force that were disadvantaged by the Jungle surrounding. Political and economic problems faced by both sides also placed a strong emphasis on the American loss, as well as Anti- War demonstrations and loss of support from American civilians. Ultimately the war can be seen as a futile war which the Americans partook in and lost on account of a stronger opposing side.
What Was The Main Reason That The Americans Lost The Vietnam War? Explain Your Answer.
War is an inevitable concept within American history. A nation that in some way or form has risen as an ally to many, and gained a reputation for being amongst, if not, the most powerful nation in the world, based on a series of victories both internally and externally, significantly as a key figure throughout the Cold War (1947-1991). The loss of the Vietnam War (1955-1975) is a black mark on America’s reputation and indeed history. There are a series of contributing factors to Americas downfall which include implemented strategies and tactics from both opposing sides, political and economic factors, the TET offensive and of course the American anti-war movement. Each factor inevitably played a role and adds to the list of reasons as to why America lost the Vietnam War.
Strategies and tactics used by the communist forces namely the North Vietnamese Army and Vietcong can be seen as a significant factor to communist victory. These tactics and strategies implemented by the South Vietnamese and American forces impacted strongly on the civilians in Vietnam and led to the rise of anti-war movements in America. Guerrilla warfare was the main tactic employed by the communist forces to achieve their main aims as it proved very successful prior to 1960 in defeating both the French and Japanese who adopted guerrilla warfare to “textbook perfection  “. Similarly guerrilla warfare favoured communist forces namely the Vietcong and the National Liberation Front as the jungle like terrain of Vietnam was much suited to guerrilla warfare and they had the support from majority of the peasantry who were essentially the “eyes and ears” of the communist forces  . Guerrilla warfare was also adopted in response to the military might and the sophisticated weaponry of the American and Army of The Republic of Vietnam. Tactics implored to combat this included a 300 kilometre intricate network of underground tunnels built by the Viet Cong which housed food and weapon supplies, hospitals and protection from American artillery barrages and air strikes  . General Giap believed the way to victory was by gradually wearing down the enemy “the way to win is by small defeats, one after the other until the coup de grace”  .