The purpose of the tet offensive was to overthrow north vietnam spark a popular uprising in south vietnam capture the u. s. marine base at khe sanh kill as many of the enemy as possible

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The purpose of the Tet Offensive was to spark a popular uprising in South vietnam. Option B is correct.

On January 31, 1968, North Vietnam launched a very significant invasion of South Vietnamese urban centers, known officially as the Tet Offensive. The goal of the offensive was to severely damage the United States and South Vietnamese forces and also to drive an uprising against the government of South Vietnam.

Spark a popular uprising in South Vietnam.

Further Explanation:

Vietnam was a perfect example of the ‘domino effect’; a theory put forward by President Eisenhower, where he expressed his gravest concerns over the threat of communism to South and Southeast Asia. The USSR and the USA were engaged in a series of conflicts between the various states in and around the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, and the South China Sea, despite not having engaged in direct conflict with each other. Vietnam’s struggle to overthrow the influence of the United States and unify the two parts into an independent state with the help of communist forces was a success, as they defeated the purpose of the U.S. backed South Vietnamese government and used their brilliance in the Tet Offensive to spark a massive rebellion in favor of Vietnamese unification.

The primary motive of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam was to prevent both halves of the nation from becoming united, as it feared that the North Vietnamese Communist forces would dominate the government, and Vietnam would follow to become another communist nation. The North Vietnamese forces were backed by the Communist nations of China and the USSR, who provided their troops with arms, ammunition and military expertise. The main objective of the Tet Offensive was to attack and capture the strategic points of South Vietnamese border towns, which would make it easier for the communist troops to infiltrate the territory and steer the masses to incite a rebellion against the South puppet administration. Despite heavy casualties, the communist troops were successful in their endeavor, and the news coverage of the mass Vietnamese protests against the stationing of U.S. Troops caused widespread outrage among American citizens, which forced the Government to begin the process of withdrawal of U.S. troops, thereby finally allowing the unification of Vietnam.

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Answer Details:

Grade: High School

Chapter: The Cold War- The Vietnam Conflict

Subject: History

Keywords:

Cold war, the conflict between USSR and the USA, communist troops, rebellion, U.S. backed government, incite rebellion, mass outrage, withdrawal of troops.

The purpose of the Tet Offensive was to spark a popular uprising in South vietnam. Option B is correct.

North Vietnam launched a very significant invasion of South Vietnamese urban centers, known officially as the Tet Offensive on January 31, 1968. The purpose of the offensive was to severely damage the United States and South Vietnamese forces as well as to drive an uprising against the government of South Vietnam.

It was to spark a popular uprising in south vietnam.


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