The Vietnam war from 1964 to 1975

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What was the US reaction to the Gulf of Tonkin incident?
Johnson was able to use the incident as an excuse to iniciate Operation Rolling Thunder, which was the first of the bombing campaigns in Vietnam
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When did Johnson send the first US combat troops to Vietnam?
March 1965
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What made it very difficult for the US to identify VC soldiers
They didn't wear a uniform, which meant they blended in with civilians
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What advantage did the VC have in terms of building camps underground?
They were far less likely to suffer from bombing raids
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how many tonnes of supplies did the USSR and the PRC send to the VC through the Ho Chi Minh trail?
6,000
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Why did many Vietnamese peasants support the VC?
because the SV government was very unpopular. VC soldiers hid themselves in villages and even some cities. Meant that the US forces were never safe.
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What were the names of various gas and chemical compounds that very dropped on Vietnam in the attempt to draw them out into the open?
Agent Orange, Napalm and Agent Blue
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When did the Tet Offensive occur what was it?
January 1968, VC troops attacked ARVN troops. All 100 major cities in SV were attacked at once. The US embassy was seized by a suicide squad which was eventually driven out by paratroopers
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how many troops were sent by the VC to Saigon and what happened to them?
4,500. They expected support from the local people, instead they were cut off and killed by ARVN and US troops.
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how many troops were sent in a week to drive the VC out of Saigon?
11,000
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How many VC troops were killed in Saigon?
100,000
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Why was the Tet Offensive so important?
Because it came at a time when the US appeared to be winning the war. It showed that the VC could strike anywhere, any time and the likelihood of the US winning the war was slim.
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