Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the Tet Offensive?
How Much Do You Know About the Tet Offensive?
By: Gavin Thagard
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About This Quiz

"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then and it is misremembered now." - Richard Nixon

The Vietnam War was one of the longest and most difficult struggles in United States history, with support at home rising and crumbling throughout the war. After all, the war was a struggle to stop the spread of communism, and many Americans wanted just that as long as it didn't directly affect them.

By the time the Tet Offensive began in 1968, U.S involvement in the war was at its peak, while support for the war teetered as the anti-war movement gained strength and even the Americans who supported the war watched for any sign showing it would soon be over. The Tet Offensive did little to squash this concern. With the offensive, both sides were able to claim their own victories, one side tactical and the other side psychological. When the Tet Offensive was over, it was clearly a turning point in the war that defined the rest of the conflict.

Are you a Vietnam War expert? Do you know everything there is to know about the war, including all of the elements of the Tet Offensive? If you do, give this quiz a try and put that knowledge to the test!

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