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The Vietnam War

A timeline of the Vietnam War


on 11 June 2013

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Transcript of The Vietnam War

Bibliography http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war 1955 1858-1884 Vietnam is invaded and turned into a French colony At the end of World War II Japan surrenders Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh 1947-1954 The Viet Minh push French troops out of Vietnam The Vietnam War Timeline By Kai Mihata 1940 Japan invades the French colony of Vietnam Vietnam is split along the 17th parallel, with Ho Chi Minh leading the North and Bao Dai in the South France pledges to help build a national Anti-Communist army and the US sends in $15,000,000 in "military aid" to help the war effort The Chinese and the Soviet Union both send weapons and Military Advisors to the Viet Minh 1945 Vietnam is made a free state, within the French Union Negotiations breakdown with the French, and Ho Chi Minh launches an attack on the French Anti-Communist leader Ngo Dinh Diem takes control of South Vietnam French troops leave Vietnam U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower pledges to support South Vietnam 1956-1959 US Military Assistance Advisers Group starts training Southern Vietnamese forces Guerillas launch attacks on South Vietnamese officials, killing over 400 The Vietnamese Communist army, or Viet Cong, start fighting Military forces capture and torture over 100,000 Viet Minh supporters in the South 1960 The National Liberation Front is formed in South Vietnam The NFL is suspected of being led by the Viet Cong John F. Kennedy elected president 1961-1962 Guerrilla attacks continue US starts using Agent Orange Diem's palace was bombed in a coup attempt 9,000 US troops in Vietnam 1963 John F. Kennedy assassinated Ho Chi Minh forms the Viet Minh to fight the French and the Japanese Diem forms the Republic of Vietnam, with himself as president Ngo Dinh Diem is killed during a coup 1964 Viet Cong soldiers attack and defeat ARVN troops in the battle of Ap Bac General Nguyen Khanh takes control of South Vietnam Three North Vietnamese PT boats supposedly fire torpedoes at a US destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin incident Ho Chi Minh forms the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Hanoi, with himself as president Lyndon B. Johnson is elected president 1965 US planes start bombing Northern Vietnam (Operation Rolling Thunder) US combat troop level reaches 200,000 First US combat troops arrive 1966-1967 More US troops are sent to fight B-52 bombers are sent to bomb the NVA supply route Anti-war protests are held in the US Martin Luther King Jr. speaks out against US policy in Vietnam 1968 The Viet Cong and other North Vietnamese forces launch the Tet Offensive MLK assassinated in Memphis Peace talks begin in Paris Richard Nixon is elected president Over 540,000 US troops are stationed in Vietnam 1969-1970 President Nixon orders the secret bombing of Cambodia Troops start do withdrawn from Vietnam Ho Chi Minh dies at age 79 Antiwar protest held in Washington D.C. US troop level drops to 280,000 1971-1972 1973-1975 1976-1980 1981-1985 Thank You!
Any Questions? 70,000 more US troops are withdrawn B-52s bomb Hanoi and Haiphong North Vietnamese forces cross the DMZ to attack The last know American soldiers leave Vietnam The cease fire is signed On April 30th 1975 Saigon is captured by the NVA and renamed Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam is allowed into the United Nations Jimmy Carter is elected president President Carter pardons all of the draft evaders Vietnam is unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam The Vietnam War Memorial is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the war President Ronald Regan makes finding MIAs the "Highest National Priority" The "unknown soldier" from the Vietnam War is laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/vietnam/timeline.htm http://history1900s.about.com/od/vietnamwar/a/vietnamtimeline.htm
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