International Relations

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  • The Vietnam War
    • Vietnam split into North and South Vietnam (1954)
    • Vietcong fighting to turn South Vietnam communist
    • US supports Diem's government until his overthrow in 1963
    • 'Tonkin Gulf Incident' (1964) leads to direct US military involvement
    • US bombs North Vietnam
    • Vietcong fight guerrilla war against the USA. US casualties increase
    • Anti-war movement develops in USA. My Lai massacre and Tet Offensive (1968) increase support for US withdrawal
    • Nixon's election leads to eventual US withdrawal by way of the policy of Vietnamisation and peace talks
    • US withdrawal in 1973 leaves South Vietnam vulnerable
    • Resumption of war in 1974 leads quickly to communist takeover in 1975


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