Key words Vietnam

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Independence
To be free from control of another country
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Protest
To argue against something
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Guerilla
A non-conventional way of fighting using surprise, hit and run tatics
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Civillian
A person not involved in army or fighting
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Morale
Feelings, emotional state of well being of and individual or group
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Containment
To stop the spread of communism by US policy
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Domino Theory
The US fear that communism would spread between countires
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National Liberation Front (NLF)
An earlier name for the Vietcong
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Vietcong
South Vietnamese who fought against the USA
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Vietminh
Communists soldiers loyal to Ho Chi Minh
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AVRN
The South Vietnamese army allied with the USA
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Vietnamisation
President Nixon's policy to leave fighting to the AVRN forces
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Agent Orange
A powerful and poisonous chemical that was used to destroy crops and jungles
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Napalm
A US weapon- fire bomb
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Puppet Ruler
A leader who is put in place because they can easily be controlles
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Fragging
The murdering of their own officers by US Soldiers
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Communism
A system in which all property is owned by the community
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Kent State
A university where on May 4, l970 members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine
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Search and Destroy
When you insert ground forces into hostile territory, search out the enemy, destroy them, and withdraw immediately afterward.
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The Tet Offensive
In late January, 1968, during the Tet new year, North Vietnamese and communist Viet Cong forces launched a coordinated attack against a number of targets in South Vietnam.
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To argue against something

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A non-conventional way of fighting using surprise, hit and run tatics

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A person not involved in army or fighting

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Feelings, emotional state of well being of and individual or group

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