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WAR IN VIETNAM
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Ho Chi Minh
-A young vietnames nationalist who turned to the communists for help in his struggles.
Vietminh (Independence) League
A league founded by ho chi minh and other nationalists
defeat at Dien Bien Phu
Where the french were majorly defeated and surrered to Ho.
domino theory
President Eisenhower's theory that the fall of one Southeast Asian nation to communism would lead to the fall of its neighbors. A major justification for U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War era.
Ngo Dinh Diem
Anti communist government under te leadership Ngo Ding Diem which was established by the France and the USa
Vietcong
communist guerillas
U.S. troops enter the fight
the USA feared a communist vicotry so increased its onvolcement. Two US destroyers were attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin. As a result congress authorized the president to send US troops to fight in vietnam. late 1965 more than 185,000 US solilders were in combat on vietnames soil. Us planes begun to bomob north vietnam.
U.S. withdraws
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Vietnamization
Pres. Nixon's plan - U.S. troops gradually pulled out of Vietnam as the South Vietnamese increased their combat role. Meanwhile, Nixon ordered a massive bombing against North V. bases and supply routes, and in Laos and Cambodia (Vietcong hiding places).