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How the US got involved in the Vietnam war

Events and tactics of the war

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The surname of the leader of South Vietnam (who refused to hold elections to unite North and South Vietnam in 1956)
Diem
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What country fell to communism in 1949?
China
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One of the reasons the US got involved in Vietnam was because of the Policy of ___________
Containment
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One of the reasons the US got involved was because of the weak _____ Vietnamese army
South
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What type of tactics did Ho Chi Minh's Vietcong use?
Guerilla
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In February 1965 President Johnson ordered a large scale bombing of North Vietnam. The operation was named Operation _______ Thunder
Rolling
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The US captured urban areas, but the Vietcong remained in the ___________
Countryside
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In January 1968 the NVA launched an offensive on the Vietnamese holiday named ___
Tet
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The US won the January 1968 offensive but their morale had fallen - they realised they could never beat the ________
Vietcong
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During WWII Southeast Asia was under which country's control?
Japan
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In 1945 the ______ re-occupy Indo-China
French
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Ho Chi Minh's nationalist group formed in 1941 that successfully wiped out French colonial rule?
Vietminh
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As part of the US's high-tech war tactics, they used ______ ______ to kill the trees covering the Vietcong's Ho Chi Minh (supply) trail
Agent orange
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The Vietcong were supplied with weaponry by China and the ____
USSR
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The US troops often found it hard to spot Vietcong fighters because the Vietcong did not have a _______
Uniform
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American tactic: ______ and Destroy
Search
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Vietcong tactic: _____ _____
Boobytraps
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What country fell to communism in 1949?

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China

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One of the reasons the US got involved in Vietnam was because of the Policy of ___________

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One of the reasons the US got involved was because of the weak _____ Vietnamese army

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What type of tactics did Ho Chi Minh's Vietcong use?

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