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US Domestic US Wider World UN
North Korea South Korea North

Vietnam South Vietnam
USSR China

1941-Ho Chi Minh organises the Vietminh.

1945-Japan surrender.

1945-Korea partitioned between the USA and USSR.
1945-The Franco-Vietminh War begins.

February 1946-Kennan's Long Telegram.

March 1947-Truman Doctrine.

July 1947-National Security Council set up.

1948-Korea officially…

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13 January 1950-UN Three Person Armistice Committee laid out 5 principles to
ending war.

17 January 1951-China rejected these principles.

April 1951-MacArthur is removed.

1951-Attrition introduced.

May 1951-Operation Strangle.
10 July 1951-negotiations for end of war began at Kaesong.

August 1951-Talks breakdown.
September 1951-ANZUS created.

November 1952-Eisenhower is elected as…

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7 August 1964-Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution.

November 1964-LBJ wins Presidential race.

February 1965-Pleiku Incident.

March 1965-Operation Rolling Thunder.
March 1965-Troops introduced to Vietnam.

November 1965-Battle of Ia Drang.

January 1968-Tet Offensive.

16 March 1968-My Lai Massacre.
31 March 1968-LBJ announces he will not run for President and will stop
bombing…

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August 1974-Nixon resigns as President after Watergate Scandal.

April 1975-North and South Vietnam are unified.

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