The USA and Vietnam: Failure Abroad and at Home 1964-1975

A quiz for AQA Unit 2 GCSE History on the Vietnam War

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What the US government see Vietnam as?
Another Korea
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When did the French leave?
1954
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Who was the leader of South Vietnam
Diem
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How many military advisers did Kennedy increase to?
15000
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What did Kennedy call the moving of South Vietnamese to heavily defended villages?
Strategic Hamlets
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Why did Kennedy help overthrow Diem?
Diem
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Who succeeded Kennedy as president?
Johnson
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To what figure did the new president increase US support to?
23 000
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What event resulted in the US sending troops to Vietnam?
Gulf of Tobkin
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Over the few years after this incident to what were the number of troops increased to?
50 000 +
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What phrase best sums up Vietcong tactics?
Guerilla tactics
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How many supplies did the Vietcong get daily from USSR and china?
6000 tonne
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How much explosive was dropped on North Vietnam during operation rolling thunder?
2 million tonnes
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How many US soldiers fought in Vietnam in total?
3 million
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What was the purpose of Agent Orange?
To ***** leaves from trees
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When did the My Lai Massacre take place?
15th March 1968
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Who commanded the platoon?
Paul Meadlo
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How many people were estimated to been killed?
347
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In which year was a Viet Cong prisoner shot dead on television?
1968
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In which year was the truth about My Lai revealed?
1969
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How many US troops were killed?
58 000
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By 1967 how many US soldiers were killed each week?
160
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How many US soldiers deserted?
500 000
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How many people were prosecuted for refusing to fight?
9118
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What was the date of the Kent State University Protest?
4th May 1970
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How many students were killed?
4
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Who was senator Fulbright?
Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Commitee
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What was the purpose of the hearings?
To examine evidenaboutout the war?
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When was the Tet Offensive?
30 January 1968
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How many troops a week did it take to drive the Viet Cong out if Saigon
5000
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How many men did the Viet Cong lose?
3000
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What was Vietnamisation?
Making sure South Vietnam could defend their country alone
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In the bombing raid to cover up the withdrawal how many people were killed?
2000
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When did peace talks begin?
May 1968
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How long did negotiations take?
5 years
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When was a peace agreement worked out,
October 1972
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When we're South Vuetnam defeated?
April 1975
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