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When did North Korea attack South Korea?
June 25, 1950
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Why did the USA get involved in Korea?
American anti-communism, world balance of power, McCarthyism and domestic concerns, NSC-48, Fears for Japan, UN+lessons from history
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Where was Korea split?
38th parallel
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When was the Inchon landing?
September 15 1950
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When was the armistice signed for the Korean war?
July 1953
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What did the 1951 autumn poll suggest?
The majority believed the Korean war was utterly useless
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How much did the Korean war cost the Americans?
$67 billion
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Why did the US get involved in Vietnam?
Soviet threat,US hostility to communist China, McCarthyism, support for the french
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When was Dienbienphu?
1954
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When was Geneva?
1954
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When were the Buddhists protests?
1963
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When did the Vietnam war begin?
1960
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When was the Gulf of Tonkin indecent?
August 1964
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What were Johnson's approval rating before and after the Gulf of Tonkin resolution?
42-72%
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Why did Johnson escalate US involvement?
Incompetence of Saigon, Working group recommendations, defending american bomber bases with rolling thunder, defending american bomber bases with american troops
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What was the support like for Johnson in 1965?
70% were behind Johnson
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Why did the US fail? Strength of the Vietnamese?
Winning the heart+minds, communist determination,heroism and ingenuity
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Why did the US fail? Weakness of the US?
American disunity,comfortable war, problems for grunts, american military strategy
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Why did Johnson withdraw from Vietnam?
Loss of McNamara, Tet Offensive, Problems in the South, Public opinion, collapse of the home front, finance, J's loss of confidence
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What was support for the war like in 1968?
49%-29% favoured invading North Vietnam, 785 believed USA wasn't making progress
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What was the American deficit like due to Vietnam??
1965=$1.6 billion 1968=$25.3 billion
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