The American War in Vietnam

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The American War in Vietnam

The American War in Vietnam


Lecture number:
21
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Hist 106 - History Of The U S
Edition:
2

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HIST 106 1nd Edition Lecture 23 Outline of Last Lecture I. CIA Agent Speech: Dr. Olsen Outline of Current Lecture I. The American War in Vietnam Current Lecture  Ho Chi Minh o Leader of North Viet Nam o A Nationalist o A Communists o Versailles in 1919  Post WWII Viet Nam o Japanese invaded Vietnam o Ho Chi Mihn says we are going to declare Vietnam an independent country o Truman ignores Ho Chi Minh’s telegram o French reestablish colonial control o U.S support for the French o Importance of Europe (NATO) o Dien Bien Phu (1954)  French are defeated and are officially out of Indochina o Geneva Accords (1954)  Independent Laos and Cambodia  Viet Nam divided at the 17th parallel with the intent of elections and reunification in 1956  U.S and South Viet Nam did not sign  Containment o Eisenhower and Viet Nam (1950’s)  He believed in the Domino Theory: if we lose one country to communism, the rest will follow  Military advisers for RVN  2,000  They are there to teach S. Vietnamese forces tactics  Premier Ngo Dinh Diem These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.



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