Vietnam War

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World History
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Vietnam War

U.S. Involvement~ A treaty was signed between South Viietnam and the U.S. in 1961.~ U.S. sent support troops and formed the U.S. Millitary Assistance Command in 1962.~ In early 1965, the U.S. began air raids on North Vietnam and other communist controlled areas.~By 1966 there were 190,000 U.S. troops in South Vietnam and there were 550,000 in 1969.~ The U.S. withdrew from the war due to communist bombings and invasions in Cambodia in 1970.~ A peace aggreement was signed between North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and the U.S. on January 27, 1973.

ImportanceThe Vietnam War was lost by the South and Vietnam remained communist despite America's efforts. This 30 year struggle with communism killed 60,000 americans' and 2 million Vietnamese. This was the longest War fought in U.s. history and with all the death many Americans still question whether it was a good idea to enter the war.

Ngo Dinh Diem- he was born in 1901 and died in 1963. He ruled from 1954 to 1963 as an anti-communist leader. he was known for paranoia and ruthlessness which caused him to be an unpopular leader. He also caused the NLF and Vietcong. Lyndon B. Johnson- HE was born in 1908 and died in 1863. Johnson became presedent after John F. Kennedy was assination in 1963. He served as the 36th presedent from 1963 to 1969. When he increased the amount of troops going into Vietnam then didn't end the war he became very unpopular. On March 31, 1968, he announced that he wouldn't run for office agian. Richard M. Nixon- He was born in 1913 and died in 1994. First he was a republic Senator in California then he was Vice-presedent to Eisnhower from 1953 to 1961. Then he served as presedent from 1969 to 1974. When he was presedent he started the "Vietnamization" plan, where the the U.S. would withdraw from the war gradually. In his last year as presedent Nixon took the combat soilders out of Vietnam.

Why it Started~Presedent Eisenhower did not want communism to spread throughout the world.~The French lost control of Vietnam during the the time that the U.S. was fighting communism at korea.~The country was split into communist North and democratic South.~China strongly supported communist North Vietnam.~nguyen that than wanted to negotiate terms of peace with France.

Vietnam War

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Battel Environment~Vietnam is full of jungels with booby traps and dence brush.~The jungles have consistant heat, humidity, and rain.~Many dangerous animals lived in the jungles that could kill the soldiers.~The soldiers often became sick before actully fighting in the war.

Ho Chi Minh- Ho Chi Minh was born in 1890 and died in 1969. He ruled North Vietnam during the Vietnam War and led them agianst the South Vitnamese government because he wanted to unify Vietnam as a communist country. He worked to expel the U.S. forces in Vietnam but he died 6 years before North Vietnam claimed victory. John F. Kennedy- This young president was born in 1917. He was, being 43,the youngest president of the time. He tripled the amount of American military and economic aid in South Vietnam. He refused to withdraw from the war. He was rememberd as an idealistic 'Champion of Freedom' at home and abroad. John F. Kennedy was assanated in 1963.Viet Cong- The Viet Cong

4 w's and an HWho-North Vietnam, South Vietnam, France, The U.S, and China who supported North Vietnam.What- The Vietnam War started with independance from France then North Vietnam became communist and the war broke out.When- tension starten in 1919. Vietnam, not yet split between communism, won independance from France. The Vietnam War Started on August 5, 1954, and ended on May 7, 1975.Where- Communist North Vietnam and Democratic South Vietnam.How- Vietnam gained independance from France but then the spread of communism turned North Vietnam communist and war broke out to keep Vietnam democratic.

SummeryThe tensions in Vietnam were believed to have started in 1919. These tensions began with Vietnam wanting to be free from France. When Vietnam did gain independance war broke out on August 5, 1954 due to North Vietnam turning communist. The fighting lasted until May 7, 1975.


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