The Vietnam war up to 1963

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  • Created on: 08-06-18 10:10
What % of the war was the USA paying for by 1953?
75%
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How much did the war cost between 1950-54?
$4 billion
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What domestic pressures caused Truman to intervene in Vietnam?
McCarthyism + pressure from Republicans (soft of communism)
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What year did the Vietnamese forces defeat the French and what was the battle that the French were defeated at called?
1954 Dien Bien Phu
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What did the Geneva Accords agreement state would happen in Vietnam in 1956?
free elections
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What was Domino Theory based upon?
That if a country fell to communism, then its neighbour would follow
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Why did the USA refuse to allow free elections in South Vietnam?
Because the US worried that the people of SV would vote in favour of communism
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What was the phrase the Eisenhower used to praise Diem?
'Miracle man of Asia'.
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what number of military advisors did Kennedy increase to when he was elected?
16,000 from 700
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How many more ARVN troops were trained in 1961?
additional 20,000
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How many strategic hamlets had been created by the end of 1962?
3,000
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What was Kennedy's 'flexible response' policy?
use of counterinsurgency tactics (infiltration).
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What was one of Kennedy's biggest political reasons for engaging in the Vietnam war?
Because Democrats were vulnerable to being called soft on communism
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How many votes did Diem receive from 405,000 voters
605,000 (clearly indicates that the elections were rigged)
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What percentage of the vote did Diem receive and in what year?
98%, 1956
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