Vietnamisation

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What would the South Vietnamese government take over?
Civillian and military functions
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Why did Nixon GRADUALLY draw troops out in 1969?
He didn't want to be remembered as the president who lost the war
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Who would replace the troops?
ARVN, all men between 17-43 would be conscripted, trained/equipped by USA
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How many troops were left compared to the 500,000 when Nixon took office?
150,000
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Who was the decision unpopular among?
US commanders who thought they could will the war
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Why did Nixon chose Vietnamisation despite knowing that SV wouldn't win?
It would be seen as a US defeat BUT it was so unpopular in USA and would reduce number of US lives lost in combat
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Why did it seem to work initially?
The NV were still recovering from the Tet Offensive from 1968-72
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What year did the NVA invade the South with Soviet tanks?
1972 (but attack was held up by US bombing)
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Why did the Paris Peace Conference take place?
Both sides saw that the war couldn't be won
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What was significant about the ceasefire and peace agreement reached in 1973?
USA and NV signed it but not SV
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