Highlights of The Vietnam War
Japan Invades VietnamJapan Invades Vietnam
By invading Vietnam, Japan hoped to block China's border. This would keep them from recieving supplies and materials.
Ho Chi Minh declares an independent Vietnam, called the Democratic republic of VietnamHo Chi Minh Declares Vietnam Independent
Ho Chi Minh declares an independent Vietnam and names it something different. He believes that everyone deserves freedom.
The Viet Minh recieve military advisors and weapons from ChinaViet Minh
The Viet Minh recieve funding from the U.S against Japan. They recieve weapons and all the supplies they need with the support of the U.S.
The United States pledges $15 million worth of military aid to FranceVietnam War
President Harry Truman pledges 15 million dollars worth of military aid to france. This is the begining of U.S. involvement.
Gulf Tonkin IncidentThe North Vietnamese attack two U.S. destroyers that were sitting in international waters. They were accused of "open aggression of the high seas."
Gulf Tonkin Incident
The First U.S. Combat Troops Arrive In JapanPresident Johnson ordered U.S. troops to Vietnam to defend thier U.S. airbase there.Both China and the Soviet Union threatened to intervene if the U.S went any farther.
President Nixon's AnnouncementCambodian Campaign
President Nixon announces that U.S. troops will attack enemy locations in Cambodia. This was to get rid of a major part of the troops in Vietnam.
U.S. WithdrawlU.S. Withdrawl
The last U.S. troops were withdrawn from Vietnam. They returned prisoners of war to ensure peace.