Vietnam Timeline By: Kanoa Jandoc

1945-1954

North Vietnam
  • Communist led
  • Wanted to control all of Vietnam
  • Allied with Viet Cong
South Vietnam
  • Democratically led by Ngo Dinh Diem
  • Allied with U.S. in Vietnam war
  • Against Communism
United States
  • Feared spread of communism in Vietnam
  • Domino theory gets U.S. involvment
The OG Minh
  • Hi Chi Minh
  • Communist revolutionary leader (1945-1969)
  • Establishing the Communist-ruled Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945
  • Defeated the French Union in 1954
  • Stepped down in 1965 due to health issues
Ngo Dinh Diem
  • Ngo Dinh Diem
  • 1st President of Republic of Vietnam 1955-1963
  • Assassinated in 1963 by Nguyễn Văn Nhung
Mao Zedong
  • Founder of People's of China in 1949
  • Chairman of Communist Party (Chairman Mao)
  • 1957 launches "Great Leap Forward"
Domino Theory
  • When one country falls to communism, other neighboring countries will follow
  • Led to U.S. Involvment
  • U.S. sides with South Vietnam in 1950's
Dwight D Eisenhower
  • 34th U.S. President
  • Five Star general during WW2
  • Refused military action in Vietnam but aided the French
American Advisors
  • Sent to aid South Vietnam Army
  • 1954
French Indo China
  • French Indo China
  • Established in 1887
  • Disintegrated in 1954 after the French fled
Geneva Accords
  • Separated Vietnam into two zones
  • Wanted to restore peace in Indochina
  • 1954
  • France withdraws troops

1956

  • Unification elections held for Vietnam
  • Ngo Dinh Diem refuses to run in election setting stage for war

1961-1963

Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Provided aid to Vietcong from North Vietnam
  • 1959
Viet Cong
  • National Liberation Front
  • Guerilla warfare
  • Fought against U.S. and S. Vietnam
  • 1960
Guerrilla Warfare
  • Indirect from of fighting used by Vietcong
  • Used hideouts and surprise fighting to stun enemy
Agent Orange
  • A powerful mixture of herbicides used in the war
  • 1961 introduced
Napalm
  • Flammable liquid used in bombs that were dropped in vietnam
  • 1963

1964-1968

Gulf of Tonkin
  • Incident with Viet Cong
  • Gets U.S. to join war
  • 1964
Tet Offensive
  • Series of attacks by communists
  • 1968

1969-1975

Richard Nixon
  • 37th President of U.S.
  • Came into office 1969
  • Brought Americans home from Vietnam
End of War
  • April 30th, 1975

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