The word "To Vietnam", a transitive verb, is used to describe a specie of treacherous conduct used by a weak and beggarly foe to defeat a stronger and more righteous foe. The Republic of Vietnam was a party, with the US, to the SEATO treaty which said that if any party outside the treaty attacked any member, that the other treaty members would help the attacked member. The US was therefore bound by duty and honor to enter the war upon the invasion of the south by the north. North Vietnam intended to and tried hard to impose a communistic form of government on the south by military force. North Vietnam was the point soldier in a proxy effort by communism aparatchicks to rule the entire world, but they could get any traction at all while American solders like me were there. In 1973 the commies "Vietnamed" or tricked the USA into leaving RVN. The commies promised that if we left Vietnam they would never again invade the south with military force. We left in 1973 and by 1975 the commies were openly breaking the Paris treaty.
We can't beat you, numbah 10 GI, because you are too strong of a military force, and we are only weak and beggarly slope headed gooks, so we will VIETNAM YOU.
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