Vietnam Timeline Raye Chiang

1945-1954
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1890 - 1969
  • Leader of North Vietnam 1946 - 1969
  • Educated in France
North Vietnam
  • 1945 - 1976
  • Ho Chi Minh declared independence from France in 1945
  • Coalition of Nationalist groups
French Indochina
  • Grouping of French colonial territories in Southeast Asia
  • Declared Vietnamese independence and extended the First Indochina War against France
Domino Theory
  • Belief that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow suit
  • Referenced commonly when discussing communism in Indochina
Mao Zedong
  • 1893 - 1976
  • Son of a Wealthy Farmer
  • Proclaimed the foundation of the People's Republic of China in 1949
Geneva Accords
  • 1954
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Settle issues from Korean War and discuss the possibility of restoring peace in Indochina
1956
Ngo Dinh Diem
  • 1901 - 1963
  • Established the First Republic of Vietnam in 1955
South Vietnam
  • 1955 - 1975
  • Regarded as the "State of Vietnam" in 1949
  • Became South Vietnam after communist and non-communist parts of Vietnam were separated
1961 - 1963
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1890 - 1969
  • Five-star general in the US Army during WWII
  • President of the United States from 1953 - 1961
American Adivsors
  • 1955-1965
  • United States Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG)
  • American advisors arrived in February 1955 to train the South Vietnamese Army
1964 - 1968
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1908 - 1973
  • Born in Stonewall, Texas
  • 36th President of the United States from 1963 - 1969
Viet Cong
  • Also known as the National Liberation Front, it was a political organization with its own army (PLAF)
  • Fought the United States and South Vietnamese Governments
  • Best known action was the Tet Offensive in 1968
United States
  • Participated in Operation Rolling Thunder
  • Send troops to Vietnam for first time in 1965
Gulf of Tonkin
  • Two separate confrontations involving North Vietnam and the United States
  • Controversial battle
1969 - 1975
Richard Nixon
  • 1913 - 1994
  • Vice President of the United States 1953 - 1961
  • President of the United States 1969 - 1974
China
  • Country led by Mao Zedong
  • Sino-Vietnamese War in 1979 between Socialist Republic of Vietnam and People's Republic of China
Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Logistical system that ran from North to South Vietnam
  • Provided support to the Vietcong and the North Vietnamese Army
Guerrilla Warfare
  • Commonly used tactic by the Vietcong
  • Surprise, attack, disappear
Napalm
  • Substance which sticks to anything and burns up to ten minutes
  • Almost always cause death, first used to clear sections of forests and bushes
Agent Orange
  • Toxic chemical herbicide used to deprive Vietnamese farmers and guerrilla fighters of clean food and water
  • Fifty times more concentrated than normal agricultural herbicides
Tet Offensive
  • One of the largest military campaigns of the war
  • Launched by Vietcong against forces and allies of South Vietnam

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