How did the NAM start? How did the war in Vietnam start?

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I agree that the instability in the war after World War II and the spread of Communism contributed to what we know as NAM (not the NAM, just NAM is the nickname). This is because we invaded in order to stop the continued spread of Communism.
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As mentioned above NAM was founded in Belgrade in 1962. It was the idea of Indonesia's first president Nehru of India, Nasser of Egypt and Tito of Yugoslavia. The organization still exists today with  118 members.

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Do you mean the Vietnam War?  If so, you could say it started with World War II.

During WWII, the Vietminh, led by Ho Chi Minh, fought to free Vietnam from the Japanese.  The Japanese had taken control of Vietnam from France in 1941.  After the war, Ho believed that Vietnam would be given independence.

However, the French wanted to have Vietnam back as a colony.  The United States agreed to allow this.  At that point, the Vietminh started to fight France.  After France pulled out, the US came in and eventually North Vietnam (as it was by then) and the South Vietnamese communists started to fight the US too.

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