Oa̍t-lâm Chiàn-cheng

O̍at-lâm Chiàn-cheng mā hō Tē-jī-chhù Ìn-tō͘-chi-na Chiàn-cheng, sī 1950 nî-tāi bóe-kî kàu 1975 nî, tī O̍at-lâm, Lao, Kán-po͘-chē hoat-seng ê chi̍t-ê chiàn-cheng. Tī chiàn-cheng lāi-bīn, kiōng-sán sè-le̍k chi-ōan Oa̍t-lâm Bîn-chú Kiōng-hô-kok (Pak Oa̍t-lâm); Bí-kok chham chi̍t-kóa kok-ka chi-ōan Oa̍t-lâm Kiōng-hô-kok (Lâm Oa̍t-lâm).

the Indochina Wars and the Cold War ê chi̍t pō͘-hūn
Clockwise from top left:
Sî-kan1 November 1955 – 30 April 1975

North Vietnamese and Viet Cong/PRG victory

Reunification of North Vietnam and South Vietnam into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 1976
Chí-hui-koaⁿ kap léng-tō-chiá

≈860,000 (1967)

  • North Vietnam:
    690,000 (1966, including PAVN and Viet Cong).[A 5]
  • Viet Cong:
    ~200,000 (estimated, 1968)[7][8]:
  • China:
    170,000 (1968)
    320,000 total[9][10][11]
  • Khmer Rouge:
    70,000 (1972)[12]:376
  • Pathet Lao:
    48,000 (1970)[13]
  • Soviet Union: ~3,000[14]
  • North Korea: 200[15]
  • Albania: 12[16]

≈1,420,000 (1968)

  • South Vietnam:
    850,000 (1968)
    1,500,000 (1974–1975)[17]
  • United States:
    2,709,918 serving in Vietnam total
    Peak: 543,000 (April 1969)[12]:xlv
  • Khmer Republic:
    200,000 (1973)[18]
  • Laos:
    72,000 (Royal Army and Hmong militia)[19][20]
  • South Korea:
    48,000 per year (1965–1973, 320,000 total)
  • Thailand: 32,000 per year (1965–1973)
    (in Vietnam[21] and Laos)[22]
  • Australia: 50,190 total
    (Peak: 8,300 combat troops)[23]
  • New Zealand: 3,500 total
    (Peak: 552 combat troops)[8]:
  • Philippines: 2,061
  • North Vietnam & Viet Cong
    30,000–182,000 civilian dead[12]:176[24][25]:450–3[26]
    849,018 military dead (per Vietnam; 1/3 non-combat deaths)[27][28][29]
    666,000–950,765 dead
    (US estimated 1964–1974)[A 6][24][25]:450–1
    232,000–300,000+ military missing (per Vietnam)[27][30]
    600,000+ military wounded[31]:739
  • Khmer Rouge: Unknown
  • Láu-o Pathet Lao: Unknown
  •  China: ~1,100 dead and 4,200 wounded[11]
  •  Soviet Union: 16 dead[32]
  •  North Korea: 14 dead[33]

Total military dead/missing:

Total military wounded:

(excluding GRUNK/Khmer Rouge and Pathet Lao)

  •  South Vietnam:
    195,000–430,000 civilian dead[24][25]:450–3[34]:
    254,256–313,000 military dead[35]:275[36]
    1,170,000 military wounded[12]:
    ≈ 1,000,000 captured[37]
  •  United States:
    58,281 dead[38] (47,434 from combat)[39][40]
    303,644 wounded (including 150,341 not requiring hospital care)[A 7]
  •  Laos: 15,000 army dead[46]
  • Khmer Republic: Unknown
  • South Korea: 5,099 dead; 10,962 wounded; 4 missing
  •  Australia: 521 dead; 3,129 wounded[47]
  •  Thailand: 351 dead[12]:
  •  New Zealand: 37 dead[48]
  •  Republic of China: 25 dead[49]
    17 captured[50]
  • Philippines: 9 dead;[51] 64 wounded[52]
Total military dead:

Total military wounded:
(excluding FARK and FANK)
Total military captured:
1965 nî tī Oa̍t-lâm Kiōng-hô-kok, Napalm chà-tàn kong-kek.

Chham-ka chiàn-cheng ê kok-ka


Oa̍t-lâm Kiōng-hô-kok hong-bīn


Oa̍t-lâm Bîn-chú Kiōng-hô-kok hong-bīn



  1. Sweden sent humanitarian support to North Vietnam, offered political and diplomatic opposition to the U.S., and harbored American deserters. See:[2]
  2. 1955–1963
  3. 1963–1969
  4. 1964–1968
  5. According to Hanoi's official history, the Viet Cong was a branch of the People's Army of Vietnam.[6]
  6. Upper figure initial estimate, later thought to be inflated by at least 30% (lower figure)[24][25]:450–3
  7. The figures of 58,220 and 303,644 for U.S. deaths and wounded come from the Department of Defense Statistical Information Analysis Division (SIAD), Defense Manpower Data Center, as well as from a Department of Veterans fact sheet dated May 2010; the total is 153,303 WIA excluding 150,341 persons not requiring hospital care[41] the CRS (Congressional Research Service) Report for Congress, American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics, dated 26 February 2010,[42] and the book Crucible Vietnam: Memoir of an Infantry Lieutenant.[43]:65,107,154,217 Some other sources give different figures (e.g. the 2005/2006 documentary Heart of Darkness: The Vietnam War Chronicles 1945–1975 cited elsewhere in this article gives a figure of 58,159 U.S. deaths,[44] and the 2007 book Vietnam Sons gives a figure of 58,226)[45]


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