Vietnam War Katherine vitcovich

-Ho Chi Minh

-Leader of North Vietnam 1946-1969

-1890-1969

-Educated in France

  • Ngo Dinh Diem
  • South Vietnamese politician
  • Named head of state in 1954
  • Assassinated on November 2, 1963
  • 1863-1976
  • Chinese communist revolutionary
  • Founded the People's Republic of China
  • Dwight D Eisenhower
  • 1890-1969
  • President of the United States 1953-1961
  • 5 Star general in World War II
  • Lyndon B Johnson
  • Took the role of president (1963-1969) after JFK was assassinated
  • 1908-1973
  • Richard Nixon
  • 37th president of the United States 1969-1974
  • Only president to ever resign from office
  • Communist nation founded December 29, 1960 by Nguyen Van Hieu
  • Located in South Vietnam/Cambodia
  • American Advisors
  • Sent by Nixon to aid other countries in military training and combat
  • French Indochina
  • Grouping of French colonial territories in Southeast Asia
  • North Vietnam
  • 1945-1976
  • Lead by Ho Chi Minh
  • Declared themselves independent from France
  • South Vietnam
  • 1955-1975
  • President Ngo Dinh Diem
  • China
  • Communist alli with vietnam
  • United States
  • Allied with South Vietnam
  • Domino Theory
  • A theory that a political event in one country will lead to similar events in neighboring countries eventually leading to the fall of these countries
  • Geneva Accords
  • A settlement that brought the end to the first Indochina war
  • France withdrew their troops from the area
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident
  • Two attacks on United States ship from the North Vietnamese
  • Second one was believed to be a false report but it was what got the United States involved in the war
  • Ho Chi Minh trail
  • Lead from North Vietnam to South Vietnam through Laos and Cambodia
  • Guerrilla Warfare
  • Petty war tactis
  • "Hit-and-Run", sneak attack, shot in the back, etc.
  • Napalm
  • A flammable gel/liquid
  • The gelatin part sticks to things and catches on fire
  • Agent Orange
  • Herbicide and defoliant chemical
  • EXTREMELY toxic
  • Tet Offensive
  • Attack by North Vietnam on over 100 South Vietnamese cities
  • Intention to get the South Vietnamese to rebel against their allies

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