Vietnam Conflict

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  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Ho Chi Minh
    Ho Chi Minh declares an independent Vietnam called the Democratic of Vietnem. World War II had just ended and Japan surrendered, Vietnamese were successful in gaining independence in the August 1945 revolution. Ho Chi Minh read the independence manifesto to declare the establish the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. He was the one who led the Democratic of Vietnam to defeat the French Union.
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    The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government. The United States and South Vietnamese attempted to prevent the spread of communism. The Vietnamese had suffered under French colonial rule for nearly six decades until Japan invaded portions of Vietnam in 1940.
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    First Indochina War

    IndochinaThe First Indochina War was a major conflict in the Asian region known as Indochina, which is made up of the modern nations of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The war was fought by France, the long-time colonial ruler in the Indochina, and Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian Communist rebel forces. The First Indochina War ended in French defeat following the surrender of a French army to the Viet Minh rebels in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu
  • The Viet Minh Receive Help From China

    The Viet Minh Receive Help From China
    Viet Minh
    The people's republic of China and the Soviet Union reconized the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. China then begins to send miltary advisors and modern weapons. With the new equipment generals transformed their gorilla fighters into conventional armies.
  • United States aides France

    United States aides France
    The United States helps France in the fight to Vietnam. The U.S sends fifteen million dollars to aid the French War in Indochina. Included in the aid package is a military mission and military advisors.
  • French Suffer Defeat

    French Suffer Defeat
    General Giap defeated the French forced in Dien Bien Phu. A ceace fire was agreed at Geneva. France withdrew the military from Vietnam. U.S promisses aid worth one hundred million to the anti-communist dean.
  • French Army Peacefully Withdraws

    French Army Peacefully Withdraws
    The Geneva Accords create a ceace fire for the peaceful withdrawl of the French from Vietnam and provides a temporary boundry between the North and South Vietnam. What caused them to withdraw was that they were unaware of Viet Mihns possession of heavy artillery and there abilty to move these weapons through difficult terrain. Up the reverse slopes of the mountains surrounding the french, and also digging tunnels through the mountains.
  • South Vietnam Declares Itself Republic Vietnam

    South Vietnam Declares Itself Republic Vietnam
    Ngo Dinh Diem declares that accordence with the wishes of the South Vietnamese people. The Republic of Vietnam is now in exsistance and Diem will serve as the first president.
  • South Vietnamese President is Executed

    South Vietnamese President is Executed
    Ngo Dinh Diem was the first President of Republic Vietnam. He wanted to create a republic Vietnam. But the communist of Vietnam wanted him dead. The coup d'etat(a group of people on strike aganist the state) was swift and attacked the president when he only had one guard guarding him. He escaped the first time but he was then caught in Cholon and shot. He was then buried in an unmarked grave next to the house of the U.S ambassador.
  • North Vietnamese Attack U.S Destroyers

    North Vietnamese Attack U.S Destroyers
    North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack the destroyer USS Maddox. The American ship was cruising around the Tonkin Gulf monitoring radio and radar signals following an attack by South Vietnamese PT boats on North Vietnamese facilities. This Gulf of Tonkin incident played a pivotal role in the large scale commitment of US ground forces to South Vietnam.
  • U.S Congress Passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    U.S Congress Passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    The United States Congress overwhelming approves the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, giving President Lyndon B. Johnson nearly unlimited powers to oppose "communist aggression" in Southeast Asia. The resolution marked the beginning of an expanded military role for the United States in the Cold War battlefields of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
  • Opperation Rolling Thunder

    Opperation Rolling Thunder
    Opperation Rolling Thunder was the name given to the Americas sustained bombing campaign aganist North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The purpose of this mission was to establish America's near total air supremacy during the war. Opperation Rolling thunder started in an effort to demorilize the North Vietnamese people and to undermine the capacicty of the government.
  • The First U.S Combat Troops Arrive

    The First U.S Combat Troops Arrive
    In response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of August 2 and 4, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, per the authority given to him by Congress in the subsequent Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, decided to escalate the Vietnam Conflict by sending U.S. ground troops to Vietnam. On March 8, 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines landed near Da Nang in South Vietnam; they are the first U.S. troops arrive in Vietnam.
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    540,000 U.S troops in Vietnam

    In December of 1968 American troop involvement reaches 540,000 troops. Protests start occuring world-wide to help stop the war. The U.S. now starts to realize that they are not going to win the war.
  • Cambodian Incursion

    Cambodian Incursion
    The Cambodian Incursion was when President Nixon announces that U.S. troops will attack enemy locations in Cambodia. This news sparks nationwide protests, especially on college campuses. The objective of the campaign was the defeat of the approximately 40,000 troops of the People's Army of Vietnam. Took place over a sixty day period.
  • The Paris Peace Accords are Signed

    The Paris Peace Accords are Signed
    The United States, South Vietnam, Viet Cong, and North Vietnam formally sign "An Agreement Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam" in Paris. The settlement included a cease-fire throughout Vietnam. It addition, the United States agreed to the withdrawal of all U.S. troops and advisors (totalling about 23,700) and the dismantling of all U.S. bases within 60 days. In return, the North Vietnamese agreed to release all U.S. and other prisoners of war.
  • The U.S Troops Withdraw

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    President Thieu threatened by Nixon with a total cut-off of American aid to South Vietnam. After president Nixon announcces there is an agreement, the Paris Peace Accords are signed by the U.S., North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the Viet Cong. Under the terms, the U.S. agrees to immediately halt all military activities and withdraw all remaining military personnel within 60 days.