Vietnam TL

  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu
    The Battle of Dien Bien Phu fought from March 13 to May 7, 1954, was a decisive Vietnamese military victory that brought an end to French colonial rule in Vietnam. In its wake came the separation of the country into North Vietnam and South Vietnam, creating the political framework for continued conflict and, ultimately, the Vietnam War.
  • Eisenhower supplying Diem

    Eisenhower supplying Diem
    Eisenhower supplied Diem with money and weapons, sending nearly $2 billion in aid and increasing the number of military advisors to around 1,000.
  • Ngo Dinh Diem unfair election

    Ngo Dinh Diem unfair election
    In 1956, South Vietnam, with American backing, refused to hold unification elections
  • Terrorist attack

    Terrorist attack
    Over 190 terrorist attacks and still rising attacks and clashes between government security forces really started to were down all people in Vietnam
  • Viet Cong started really Fighting

    Viet Cong started really Fighting
    By 1958, Communist-led guerrillas, known as the Viet Cong, had begun to battle the South Vietnamese government.
  • The Start of The Second Indochina War.

    The Start of The Second Indochina War.
    By 1959, the Viet Cong, South Vietnamese communist guerillas, and the Viet Minh began a large-scale insurgency in the South that marked the opening of the Second Indochina War.
  • Agent Orange

    Agent Orange
    Agent Orange was a powerful herbicide used by U.S. military forces during the Vietnam War to eliminate forest cover and crops for North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops. The U.S. program, codenamed Operation Ranch Hand, sprayed more than 20 million gallons of various herbicides over Vietnam.
  • Ngo Dinh Diem

    Ngo Dinh Diem
    Following the overthrow of his government by South Vietnamese military forces the day before, President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother are captured and killed by a group of soldiers. The death of Diem caused celebration among many people in South Vietnam but also lead to political chaos in the nation.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    Maddox and Turner Joy reported that they had been ambushed, with enemy boats firing 22 torpedoes at them. In response, President Johnson ordered air strikes against North Vietnamese bases. He also requested a congressional resolution, known as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which passed unanimously in the House and with only two dissenting votes and gave him the power to wage war in Southeast Asia as he saw fit.
  • Johnson authorized first of many deployments

    Johnson authorized first of many deployments
    February 13, 1965, and continued through the spring of 1967. Johnson also authorized the first of many deployments of regular ground combat troops to Vietnam to fight the Viet Cong in the countryside.
  • The Draft

    The Draft
    Draft calls soon skyrocketed—along with draft resistance—and by 1967 there were around 500,000 U.S. troops in Vietnam. That same year, large anti-war demonstrations popped up in cities across America.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    This massive bombardment was intended to put military pressure on North Vietnam’s communist leaders and reduce their capacity to wage war against the U.S.-supported government of South Vietnam. Operation Rolling Thunder marked the first sustained American assault on North Vietnamese territory and represented a major expansion of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.