How many Vietnamese and Cambodians were killed in the Vietnam war? How many civilians, and how many soldiers? What are the best sources on this question?

  • documents like these: soc.washington.edu/users/brines/vietcasualties.pdf
    – Nathan
    Mar 19, 2013 at 15:44
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    I'm guessing you also don't want to count French, who were fighting there long before the Americans were. Do you want to count SE asian deaths from the French period in the conflict?
    – T.E.D.
    Mar 20, 2013 at 15:44
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    I'm mostly interested in the American stage of the conflict...but would be interested in all good data on this...
    – fraxture
    Mar 21, 2013 at 6:45
  • @T.E.D. and fraxture ... and the hundreds of Autralians killed? May 29, 2014 at 12:14

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882,000 Vietnamese casualties, of whom about 444,000 were soldiers, and 200,000–300,000 Cambodian casualties, according to Wikipedia.

And, in addition, it is estimated that as many as 210,000 soldiers and civilians, from an assortment of other nations, primarily Laos, were also killed.

  • And, in addition ...
    – andy256
    May 29, 2014 at 9:27
  • any more authoritative source than Wikipedia?
    – fraxture
    May 30, 2014 at 6:44

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