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Posted by: steffen1223 Short but bloody war that killed thousands of people. I think the chinese suffered thousands of casulaties in a very short period of time.
Posted on: 08/10/2013 19:37:00

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Posted by: .George Washington
Total Posts: 164
Joined Date: Friday, 21 June 2013
This would be a good campaign book.
Posted on: 08/10/2013 21:02:00
Posted by: Amaral
Total Posts: 200
Joined Date: Friday, 8 March 2013
I believe the Chinese were the ones to be taught a lesson... http://www.ospreypublishing.com/forum/modern_warfare/3334/
Posted on: 09/10/2013 09:41:00
Posted by: scratchbuilder
Total Posts: 51
Joined Date: Saturday, 6 July 2013
The Cultural Revolution did at least as much damage to the Chinese Army as the Stalin purges did to the Soviet one. A classic fault of ideological dictatorships, is that their self generated paranoia turns the very armed forces which protect them into a potential internal enemy. The armed forces have to be purged of every officer capable of initiative, or independent thought, in order to secure the rule of the party. As a result the armed forces are wrecked as a viable defensive force or tool of state power. Being a loyal toady and learning to chant from Chairman Mao's little red book by heart, were much more important than intelligence, or military skills and being well educated was a ground for suspicion in itself. At almost every level, the Chinese Officer Corps was entirely unfit for war. Also the logistical and transport systems followed communist tradition and promptly collapsed under the strain. Some units had mountains of ammunition, but no food or fuel; others had any permutation of the above. Many had nothing at all! The Chinese invaders were hamstrung, right from the start, by the inadequacy of their own high command. Having spent a decade successfully fighting the Americans, it was an old familiar dance to the Vietnamese and they knew all the tunes! The 'war' was in itself, little more than an overblown border skirmish, but it had long term ramifications far beyond its own importance. The chaos caused by trying to mobilise the transport system for war, precipitated the final crisis in China's already ramshackle economy. Mao Tse Tung's successors, the Gang Of Four, never recovered from the loss of face and were removed by an internal party coup three years later. They all died in prison. The new leadership instituted the economic and military reforms which have made China what it is today.
Posted on: 09/10/2013 15:42:00
Posted by: scratchbuilder
Total Posts: 51
Joined Date: Saturday, 6 July 2013
I should have mentioned above, that I support a Campaign title on this important but largely forgotten war.
Posted on: 09/10/2013 15:51:00
Posted by: duck88
Total Posts: 21
Joined Date: Saturday, 2 August 2008
In under a century the Vietnamese people pushed three world powers out. While the Vietnamese regime may not have been the nicest, they also got rid of the brutal Khmer Rouge. The Chinese made it barely into Vietnam before being stopped and turned around. Would love to see a title. The problem is China has hidden so much about their involvement, we would have no idea what the actual numbers are.
Posted on: 09/10/2013 17:12:00
Posted by: xeneize
Total Posts: 75
Joined Date: Friday, 18 January 2013
The vietnamese border troops stoped the invasión, when the regular troops come to the battle, the chinese did run away. The chinese "Red guard" Army and Air force, was not adversary for the battle hardened veterans of the NVA and specialy the VPAF and Air defence forces.
Posted on: 09/10/2013 20:43:00
Posted by: kuvaszsleepybear
Total Posts: 297
Joined Date: Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Strategy&Tactics #278 Jan-Feb 2013 issue-"The Sino-Vietnamese War,17 Feb-16 March 1979." by Terence Co.
Posted on: 09/10/2013 23:55:00
Posted by: Amaral
Total Posts: 200
Joined Date: Friday, 8 March 2013
There should be a book on the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia to oust Pol Pot.
Posted on: 12/10/2013 09:43:00
Posted by: LittleFrenchGirlHatesMike
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Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Yes all.
Posted on: 25/03/2014 13:44:00

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