Vietnam war


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What was nixon determined not to do
Be the first president to lose the war
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What made him realise that a military victory wasnt realistic
TET offensive and meant he didnt want to escalate us involvement
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What was nixons reputation
He was seen as being hard on communism which meant he had the least domestic pressures and hoped to frighten the communists
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Why did nixon have the least domestic pressures
he was seem hard on communism
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What was his job before hand
he was Eisenhowers secetary for 8 years
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What happened in the 1960 elections
Nixon lost to kennedy
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Was he keen to be re elected in 1972
yes
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What was linkage
He hoped to scare the communists into compromising
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Why did linkage fail
The communists are not scared of anything
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What was nixon aware of
Chinese communists and USSR becoming rivals so much so that clashes occured on there board in 1969
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Why did Vietnamisation take place
He figured he couldn't just pull the us forces out as would risk SV fall. If this were to happen the US allies would lose fath in american poer and ussr and chinese would think us was weak.
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Who was his national security adviser
Henry Kissinger
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What did Nixon want to make sure US did went left war
Had an honurable exit
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Who did nixon have pressure from to withdraw troops
Public, democrats and congress
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how did nixon attempt to force NV to make concessions
Offering improved relations to the USSR ibn return for pressure on hanoi/ frightening the comminstist
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How did nixon try and frighten the communists
Bombing there supply routes in Cambodia
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Who replaced the USA troops in vietnam
The ARVN was trained and equip in order the replace the US. This was the US troops number would be increased
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ARVN
Increased to 1 million men, 100,000 of places in military schools, officers increased pay and increased conditions in military camps.
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What equipment was given to ARVN
M16, tanks, helicopters and by 1973 they had the 4th largest airfporce in the world
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Who had Vietnamisation bee followed by
Eisenhower nad Kennedy, but dropped by Johnson because it didn't work
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Why did the ARVN fail
Lacked motivation
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