Vietnam War

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  • Ho Chin

    Ho Chin
    Ho Chi Minh was born. Ho Chi Minh was the leader of the North Vietnamese when war with America broke out.
  • party

    Ho Chi Minh helped to form the Indo-Chinese Communist Party.‎
  • Truman

    The Truman Doctrine is issued, promising U.S. support for armed opposition to communists across the
  • Battle

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu– Giap defeated the French forces. The fight was agreed to stop France. The US promised aid worth $100 million to the anti-communist Diem‎
  • Battle of Dienbienphu Begins

    Battle of Dienbienphu Begins
    A force of 40,000 heavily armed Vietminh lay seige to the French garrison at Dienbienphu. Using Chinese artillery to shell the airstrip, the Vietminh make it impossible for French supplies to arrive by air. It soon becomes clear that the French have met their match.
  • Richord Nixon

    Richord Nixon
    Running on a platform of "law and order," Richard Nixon barely beats out Hubert Humphrey for the presidency. Nixon takes just 43.4 percent of the popular vote, compared to 42.7 percent for Humphrey. Third-party candidate George Wallace takes the remaining percentage of votes.
  • Preident

    South Vietnam's president, Ngo Dinh Diem, is overthrown by a military coup. Diem, along with being overthrown by the coup, was also killed.
  • Rolling Thunder

    Rolling Thunder
    ‘Operation Rolling Thunder’ started and the first US combat troops were sent to Vietnam in March. By the end of the year there were 200,000 US troops there in Vietnam. The first major clash between USA and NVA was at Ia Drang
  • Troops

    The first American combat troops arrived in Vietnam to defend the US airfield at Danang. gunfire was reported, but no Marines were injured.
  • Communist Forces Capture Phuoc Long Province:

    Communist Forces Capture Phuoc Long Province:
    The South Vietnamese Army loses twenty planes in a failed effort to defend Phuoc Long, a key province just north of Saigon. North Vietnamese leaders interpret the US's complete lack of response to the siege as an indication that they could move more aggressively in the South.