Conflict & Tension in Asia

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1945
Korea is divided into 2 countries
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1947
Harry Truman (US President) promises to fight communism
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June 1950
Communist NK invades SK - USA and other countries in the UN join the war
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September 1950
General Douglas MacArthur leads a UN invasion into SK at Inchon (Inchon Landings)
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October 1950
China joins the war helping NK
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1951
Korean war peace talks begin
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1952
Eisenhower is elected US President and vows to end the Korean war
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1953
NK and SK sign an agreement to stop fighting - a neutral zone is created to separate them
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1954
Vietnam is split in two - communist NV and capitalist SV
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1959
Ho Chi Minh trail is first used
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1960
National Liberation Front (NLF) is formed in NV also known as the Vietcong
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1962
The number of US Military advisers in SV increases from 700 to 12000
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November 1963
SV President Diem is killed/assassinated
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December 1963
16000 US Military advisers in SV
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1964
The Gulf of Tonkin incident
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March 1965
Operation "Rolling Thunder" begins
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December 1965
200,000 US troops in Vietnam
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January 1968
Tet Offensive
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March 1968
My Lai massacre
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October 1968
Large scale demonstrations against the war start in the USA
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December 1968
540,000 US troops are now in Vietnam
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January 1969
Peace talks begin in Paris
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March 1969
President Nixon orders the secret bombing of Cambodia
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June 1969
US Troop withdrawal starts - 455,000 US troops remain in Vietnam
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November 1969
Vietnamisation begins, My Lai massacre is made public
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1970
4 student demonstrators are shot dead at Kent State University. Large scale anti-war demonstrations throughout the USA
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January 1973
The Paris Peace Accord is signed
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March 1973
Last US troops leave Vietnam
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1975
NV army captures Saigon. SV and NV become one united country.
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March - May 1954
Battle at Dien Bien Phu
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July 1954
Geneva Agreement is signed
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October 1955
Elections in SV
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1959
NV starts terror campaign against officials in Diem's Gov't
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January 1961
Kennedy becomes US President
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1962
Diem starts the strategic Hamlet program
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June 1963
Buddhist monk sets fire to himself in protest
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November 1963
President J F Kennedy assassinated
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October 1969
Over 500,000 people protest against the war outside the White House
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June 1971
New York Times publishes leaked secret report on US involvement in Vietnam. These confirm the suspicions of many Americans that the gov't had been lying to the public.
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1970's
Watergate Scandal - Nixon lying to the American public
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1974
Nixon resigns
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June 1969
Widely read magazine published the names and faces of all 242 US troops killed during one week of fighting
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February 1971
US Attack NV troops in Laos
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February 1972
Nixon visits China to improve relations
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May 1972
Nixon visits the USSR to improve relations
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Harry Truman (US President) promises to fight communism

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1947

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Communist NK invades SK - USA and other countries in the UN join the war

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General Douglas MacArthur leads a UN invasion into SK at Inchon (Inchon Landings)

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Card 5

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China joins the war helping NK

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