The Vietnam War

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    The Geneva Conference

  • Election of Diem > Republic of Vietnam

    Election of Diem > Republic of Vietnam
    "After a rigged referendum, he proclaimed the creation of the Republic of Vietnam, with himself as president. His government was supported by other anti-communist countries, most notably the United States."
  • Program of terror

  • Sixteen new Africa States joined the United Nation

  • Creation of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam

  • 2 visions

    Khrushchev endorsed "wars of national liberation" vs Kennedy called for a "peaceful revolution" in the Third World
  • American Aid Program

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    The fighting intensified

  • The overthrow and assassination of Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba

    The overthrow and assassination of Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba
  • Laos was removed from the list of Cold war crisis point

  • The U.S. sold Hawh surface-to-air missiles to Israel

  • In the Dominican Republic, the American military had ousted the leftwing non-communist Juan Bosch

  • Diem was overthrown and murdered

  • US President Kennedy's death in Dallas

    US President Kennedy's death in Dallas
  • Political instability in South Vietnam deepened and the Vietcong continued to register gains

  • LBJ phone conversation

  • Expansion of the war

  • The incident in the Gulf of Tonkin (off the coast of North Vietnam)

    The incident in the Gulf of Tonkin (off the coast of North Vietnam)
  • The eviction of Khrushchev

    The eviction of Khrushchev
  • The democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson won the U.S. presidential election

    The democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson won the U.S. presidential election
  • Quagmire thesis

    They criticized > said that the president didn't know what he was getting into
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    The United States bombed much of Vietnam, killing and maiming several hundred thousand Vietnamese (North and South).

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    Israel received the first shipments of the U.S. tanks and skyhawk bombers

  • Johnson chose the escalation

  • The U.S. Vice President Hubert Hemphrey wrote to the U.S. President

    The U.S. Vice President Hubert Hemphrey wrote to the U.S. President
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    Operation Rolling Thunder = Bombing Program

    because > feb.1965 > Vietcong attacked American installations in South
  • The first U.S. combat battalions came ashore near Danag

  • The Dominican Republic (continued)

  • Johnson made his choice > the escalation of the conflict was already well under way

  • The public announcement of the US President

  • McNamara - The Pentagon Papers

    McNamara - The Pentagon Papers
  • Superiority of U.S. weaponry

    1.052 intercontinental ballistic missiles VS USSR = 900
  • Egypt threatened the Gulf of Aqaba (=the entranceway to Israel's key southern part of Elat

  • Israel struck suddently - Six-Day War

  • The USS Liberty incident

  • The U.S. and Israel continue to be allies despite the various actions and the UN resolution

    "Israel apologized for the attack, saying that the USS Liberty had been attacked in error after being mistaken for an Egyptian ship. Both the Israeli and U.S. governments conducted inquiries and issued reports that concluded the attack was a mistake due to Israeli confusion about the ship's identity"
  • Summit in Glassboro, New Jersey

    Summit in Glassboro, New Jersey
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    The Prague Spring

    "was a period of political liberalization and mass protest in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic"
  • The Tet Offensive

  • White House meeting

  • The U.S. President Johnson announced he chose not to run for reelection in a televised speech

  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Date of signature but it will take until 1970 for it to be applied.
  • The Republican Richard Nixon won the U.S. Presidential Election

    The Republican Richard Nixon won the U.S. Presidential Election