There have been many such terrible wars in history, in which millions of people have died. A similar war started about 65 years ago today, which is known as the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War is the name of a fierce battle fought on the soil of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia during the Cold War era. This fight, which lasted for almost 20 years, started in the year 1955, which ended in 1975. This war was fought between the government of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. It is also called the 'Second Indo-China War'. In this fierce war, on one side was the army of North Vietnam backed by the People's Republic of China and other communist countries, and on the other side, the army of South Vietnam was fighting shoulder to shoulder with America and Allied countries. This war became even more terrible when a small country like Laos allowed the army of North Vietnam to fight on its soil.
This completely stunned America and planned an airstrike to teach it a lesson. The US Air Force dropped so many bombs on Laos, a small country in Southeast Asia, that it is said that the future of Laos is buried under a pile of gunpowder.
It is said that America dropped bombs every eight minutes in Laos for the whole nine years from 1964 to 1973. According to a report, the US spent two million dollars per day (about Rs 15 crore as of today) only and only in bombing Laos.
According to media reports, from 1964 to 1973, the US had fired about 260 million or 260 million cluster bombs on Vietnam, which is 210 million or 210 million more than the total bombs fired on Iraq. According to an estimate, more than 3 million people were killed in this fierce war, including more than 50 thousand American soldiers.
Many people believe that America was defeated in this war. Although many experts believe that no one was victorious in this fierce war that lasted for 20 years. Because of the war, the US government had to face pressure from its own people and international, after which it withdrew from the war.
In 1973, the then US President Richard Nixon withdrew his army. After that, the North Vietnamese army, backed by communist friends, captured the country's largest city, Saigon, and with this, the war ended in 1975.