Vietnam Timeline Matthew Cindric


Geneva Accords: Agreement that brought an end to the First Indochina War, 1954

Domino Theory: 1950s, Stated that one victory over a communist country would lead to chain of wins

French Indo China: Country in Asia, Also known as Vietnam

Dwight D Eisenhower: 34th President, 1890-1969, five star general during WWII,


Mao Zedong: 1893-1949, served as chairman of people's republic of China from 1949 to 1959, created "Great Leap Forward"

United States: Enemy of Vietnam, fought against communism, engaged in a almost 20 year with Vietnam

China: Large country in Asia (known as the big brother), invaded Vietnam to try and weaken them, wanted to keep control of Asia

South Vietnam: 1955-1975, allies of North Vietnam, known as Viet Cong, common enemy was the US

North Vietnam: State that excited from 1945 to 1976, socialist republic, independent from France, lead by communists

Vietcong: Political organization with its own army in South Vietnam, fought for communism against USA


Ngo Dinh Diem: Leader of Vietnam from 1955 until he was assassinated in 1963, paved the way to the vietnam war with heavy-handed rule

American Advisors: 1955-1965, sent by Kennedy to help with the Vietnam Situation, Over 16,000

Agent Orange: Agent Orange was a powerful mixture of chemical defoliants used by U.S. military forces during the Vietnam War to eliminate forest cover for North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops (1960-70's)

Napalm: Used in bombs to spread the fire when it was dropped on a city. 1960's

Ho Chi Minh Trail: Logistical system from North to South Vietnam in 1960's

Gulf of Tonkin: incident that started war, Vietnamese ships shot at US ships, U.S. retaliated and bombed Vietnam starting war.


Ho Chi Minh: Leader of North Vietnam 1946-1969, 1890-1969, Educated in France

Lyndon Johnson: 1908-73, 36th President after the assassination JFK, unpopular among the public

Guerilla War: War tactics that include ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare and hit and run tactics. Used in battle in 1960's

Tet Offensive: a coordinated series of fierce attacks on more than 100 cities and towns in South Vietnam by North Vietnam (1968)


Richard Nixon: 1913-1994, 37th president of USA, Resigned after Watergate scandal, President during the struggle of Vietnam War


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