Vietnam Timeline Val Barberena


  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Vietnamese communist
  • 1890-1969
  • 1912-1913 was said he live in New York as a baker
  • Educated in politics in France
  • 1941, he returned to Vietnam to lead the people in an independence movement
  • Ho Chi Minh Trail: a logistical system that ran from North Vietnam to South Vietnam

1956/South Vietnam

Ngo Dinh Diem
  • South Vietnamese politician
  • At the end of his secondary schooling, his high examination grades got him a scholarship in Paris but declined.
  • Was exiled from Vietnam his brothers helped him to build international and internal networks for his return.


Mao Zedong


  • Known as "Chairman Mao"
  • Governed as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China


Dwight D Eisenhower
  • President from 1953-1961
  • First to President to send military advisors to Vietnam
  • His administration aided anti-communist leader Ngo Dinh Diem


Lyndon Johnson
  • President from 1963-1969
  • Subscribed the Domino Theory: the fear that if one country fell to communism then the surrounding countries would do the same
  • Added more American troops in 1967 in Vietnam
Richard Nixon
  • President from 1969-1974
  • Plan to bring "peace with honor"
  • Created a process called "Vietnamization"


  • Known as the National Liberation Front
  • Political organization in South Vietnam and Cambodia

American Advisors

  • Military assistance force in Vietnam

Geneva Accords

  • France agreed to withdraw their troops from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam

Gulf of Tonkin

  • Incident that claims naval ships were in neutral water and the Vietnamese started firing on American ships

Guerilla War

  • Hit and run war tactics used by the North Vietnamese


  • Flammable liquid used in warfare

Agent Orange

  • Chemical used by the U.S. military that caused major health issues to people whom are exposed to it

Tet Offensive

  • One of the largest military campaigns in the Vietnam War
  • Campaign of surprise attacks against military and civilian command towards South Vietnam


Created with images by manhhai - "President Ngo Dinh Diem" • Richard.Fisher - "Mao Zedong" • Infrogmation - "President Eisenhower 1959" • manhhai - "WASHINGTON 1968 - TT Johnson và Bộ trưởng QP McNamara" • History In An Hour - "Richard Nixon"

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