Turning points of Vietnam war

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    Battle of Saigon

    Viet Cong lauches attack on the South but ended up failing and the South fought back and won
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    1955-1975 vietnam war

  • Viet cong is created

    Viet cong is created
    Viet cong is established in the South
  • Safe Village

    Safe Village
    (Late 1961) JFK started the safe village program to find out where the NLF were operating(Was not successful)
  • Assasination of Diem

    Assasination of Diem
    Ngo Dinh Diem was assasinated by the Americans
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    American engaged in a sea battle against three North Vietnamese torpedo boats
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    United state begins bombing mission over North vietname
  • Back up has arrived!

    Back up has arrived!
    First American combat troops has arrived in Vietnam
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    Battle of Hue

    One of the Longest and bloodiest battle during the Vietnam war. South Vietnames and the marine corp fought against the Vietcong. This is also part of Tet Offensive
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    North Vietnamese army surprise attacked the South on Lunar new year celebration
  • My lai Massacre

    My lai Massacre
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    Too many troops

    American troops in Vietnam reaches 540,000
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    Vietnamization

    (Unknown about exact date) Gradually getting troop out of Vietnam and started to train the South Vietnamese people, most soldier were gone by 1973 but the alst troop came back on 1975
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    Easter Offensive

    North attackes the South and crosses the 17th parallel
  • Case–Church Amendment

    Case–Church Amendment
    Prohibited further U.S. military activity in vietnam
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    Establish peace in Vietnam and end Vietnam war, this temporarily stopped fightign between North and South
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    Capital of South Vietnam was capture by the communist which ended the war and created a communist state