4-9-13 Vietnam outline

4-9-13 Vietnam outline - The Vietnam War Americas Longest...

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The Vietnam War America’s Longest War/ Uncertain Meanings Background: WWII, Ho Chi Minh, Dien Bien Phu Geneva Accords 1954 The Vietnam war was America’s longest war and it was a war that it did not win - But there is still a sense that the Vietnam war could have been won The memorial illustrates that the vietnma war is still an open wound - Because we are still fighting over the legacy FDR hated colonialism - Vietnam was a French colony - Because it was during the WWII, the Americans wanted the French to take over Vietnam again. Simply because Ho Chi Minh was a communist Eisenhower was the first president to use the domino party in reference to Vietnam - Both USSR and the US had begun to think of the 3 rd world as a proxy - If you let Vietnam fall to communism, then everything will fal Dien Bien Phu – The battle where the French had lost disastrously - They had made it seem a way that it make it French has lost But the USSR and China had sold out Vietnam to get better relations with US - Then Vietnam was split out by North and South at the 17 th parallel
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The Western Powers has created a country called South Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh had thought that Vietnam would get back together. However the US wanted to save “the South Vietnam: - South Vietnam was made up The Ngo Dinh Diem Years: 1954-1963 4 Major Consequences of the Diem experiment “third force” theory/ Catholic connections Passage to Freedom Thomas Dooley, Deliver Us From Evil (1956) 1956 elections cancelled “psywar”/ CIA/ E. Lansdale’s “dirty tricks”
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