Vietnam History

  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh was born this day.
  • (French) Indo-China

    in teh 1900's, the French took control of an area in Southeast Asia called Indo-China. They used this area for seaports and its rich source in natural resources and agricultural products.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi MInh worked towards independence from the French by organizing the Indo-Chinese Communist Party, but his followers were thrown in jail and he was forced to flee the country. During World War Two, he created the Vietminh League and they fought for nine years until the French surrendered in 1954.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh decided that communism was the best government for Vietnam.
  • Vietminh League

    Ho Chi Minh founded the group the Vietminh League to drive the French out of Indo-China in 1945. This group led to the surrender of the French nine years later in 1954.
  • Reasons for U.S involvement in Vietnam

    The U.S tried to spread democracy throughout Vietnam, so they helped them. They also did not want French to rule.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    During World War Two, he organized the Vietminh League and fought against the French for nine years until the French surrendered in 1954. Later that year, he went to the Geneva Conference and the U.S decided to split Vietnam into two where Ho Chi controlled the North and the U.S controlled the South.
  • Geneva Conference

    The United States met Ho Chi Minh but they thought he was going to spread communism throughout Vietnam. So they decided to split Vietnam in half and let Ho Chi control the north and the U.S controlled the south. Then Vietnam would vote on which government they wanted.
  • The U.S' opinion on Communism

    They were against Communism and wanted Vietnam to be democratic.
  • Elections

    Vietnam was to be reunited in 1956.
  • Viet Cong

    The Viet Cong were Vietnamese Communists that fought against South Vietnam and the U.S to have freedom.
  • Nationalism

    Nationalism in Vietnam led to the French surrendering in 1954 because of the Vietminh League. After much fighting when the U.S took control, the U.S fled from the country in 1975.
  • The Republic of Vietnam

    After the last U.S helicopter left in 1975, North Vietnam took over the country the next day and called The Republic of Vietnam.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    There was a lot of fighting between the Vietnamese and the U.S, but the U.S finally surrendered in 1975.
  • After independence

    Even though the country was communist, most regions remained communist free.