Vietnam war

May 7th 1954
Battle at Dien Bien Phu 7,900 died
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July 21st 1954
Geneva Agreement
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What was the Geneva Agreement?
split at 17th parallel, french to leave Vietnam, North led by Ho Chi Minh, South led by Ngo Dien Diem, Elections to be held in 1956
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1955
Diem declares republic of Vietnam
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1960
NLF arrive in South
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1962
Stratigic Hamlets
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1963
Diem assasinated
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August 2nd 1964
1ST Gulf Of Tonkin incident
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August 4th 1964
2ND Gulf of Tonkin
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August 7th 1964
Gulf of Tonkin resolution passed, America now involved in war
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1965
opperation rolling thunder begins and 20,000 us troops arrive in Vietnam
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January 31st 1968
Tet Offensive
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what did the Tet Offensive highlight?
America wasnt doing as well as they had led on. North Vietnam army way strong.
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March 16th 1968
My Lai Massacre Killing 500 civilians
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1968
540,000 American troops in Vietnam
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July 1969
First troops withdraw
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November 1969
Public learn of My Lai massacre
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1970
bombing in Cambodia due to Ho Chi Minh Trail
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1970 in America
Kent State university 4 die protesting
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January 1973
Paris peace talks begin
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March 1973
All troops leave Vietnam
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1975
fall of saigon
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April 1975
Whole country becomes communist
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What was Vietnamisation?
Nixon wanted to train South Vietnam armies so when America left the war, they still were strong.
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COST OF WAR FOR AMERICA
$173 BILLION
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DEATHS FOR USA
58,000
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CIVILIAN DEATHS IN VIETNAM
2 MILLION
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VIETCONG DEATHS
1.1 MILLION
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SOUTH DEATHS
200,000
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SOUTH LEADER
Ngo Dinh Diem
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NORTH
Ho Chi Minh
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North army
NVA (north vietnamese army)
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North Army in South
National Liberation Front / Vietcong
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South Army called
ARVN( army of the republic vietnam)
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Trail from North to south through Loas and Cambodia
Ho Chi Minh Trail
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VietCong tactics
GUERILLA WARFARE. Bouncing betties, booby traps, hit and run, Under ground trail, punji sticks, no uniform, villages, knew dense jungle well, woman were allowed to fight, plain clothes to look like normal people.
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America and South Tactics
Search and Destroy, Napalm attacks, Agent orange used, Zippo Raids, B52 bombers,
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Geneva Agreement

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July 21st 1954

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split at 17th parallel, french to leave Vietnam, North led by Ho Chi Minh, South led by Ngo Dien Diem, Elections to be held in 1956

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Card 4

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Diem declares republic of Vietnam

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Card 5

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NLF arrive in South

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