Vietnam War/Related Articles

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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Vietnam War.
See also changes related to Vietnam War, or pages that link to Vietnam War or to this page or whose text contains "Vietnam War".

Parent topics

  • Cold War [r]: Geostrategic, economic and ideological struggle from about 1947 to 1991 between the Soviet Union and the United States and their allies. [e]
  • United States of America [r]: Constitutional republic in North America, has major land borders with Mexico and Canada. [e]
  • Insurgency [r]: A wide range of political and military actions intended to change a government, through means considered illegal by that government. [e]





Non-communist Vietnamese


Communist Vietnamese



  • Can Lao [r]: A South Vietnamese semisecret political organization controlled by the Diem brothers [e]
  • Dan Xa Dang [r]: A short-lived, nationalist, non-Communist political party of the Cochin China region of French Indochina in the late 1940s [e]
  • Dong Min Hoi [r]: A broad-front coalition, formed with Chinese sponsorship, by Vietnamese nationalists while Vichy France and Japan controlled French Indochina, formed in October 1942. Its coalition included members of the Communist Viet Minh and various non-Communist groups such as the VNQDD [e]
  • Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang [r]: One of the two nationalist parties opposing French colonial rule in Indochina, the other being its ultimate rival, the Vietnamese Communist Party. Purged from North Vietnam. [e]

Other related topics

  • Vietnam Era Twin Registry [r]: A governmental record of male-male twin pairs who served in the U.S. military between 1965 and 1975, the era of the Vietnam War. [e]
  • Dai Viet [r]: A series of Vietnamese kingdoms that extended from a revolt against China in 939 CE, to the establishment of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1789, with occasional periods of Chinese occupation [e]
  • Nguyen Dynasty [r]: The last dynasty of Vietnam, which did involve several shifts of power, but is generally traced from the overthrow of the Le Dynasty in 1789, through French colonization in 1858, to Bao Dai, who finally left Vietnam in 1954. [e]

Code words

  • BARREL ROLL: Covert bombing campaign against the Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Operation Bolo [r]: An offensive counter-air operation, sometimes called a fighter sweep, in which a formation of aircraft, looking like bombers and escorts, flew into North Vietnam to invite fighter attack; the attackers discovered that the "bombers" were actually air superiority fighters [e]
  • DESOTO: Patrols, off the coast of North Vietnam, with one or more destroyers with a signal intelligence intercept van temporarily mounted on deck
  • MARKET TIME: naval patrol operations against supplies and personnel being landed along the cost