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The Vietnam Era Explain the origins and conduct of American involvement in Vietnam. Assess the relationship between events in Vietnam and domestic affairs. 1. Vietnam – Post WWII a. French Colony Occupied by Japan b. Ho Chi Minh – Nationalist Movement i. Wanted support from US 1. Doesn’t get support c. 1954 – French withdrawal d. Geneva Accords i. July 1954 ii. 17th Parallel iii. Set elections – 1956 (supposed to be democratic) 1. Will the united Vietnam be communistic or not? 2. War a. 1956 – Ngo Dinh Diem i. S. Vietnam leader (was very oppressive) ii. U.S. supports this man in fight against N. Korea iii. Buddhist monks set themselves on fire in protest of his leadership iv. Communist surge against Diem b. National Liberation Front (NLF) i. Vietminh in South ii. Vietcong (same as Vietminh) c. 1960 – Vietnam War d. Diem’s Downfall i. NLF influence ii. 1963 – Buddhist protests iii. Coup (assassinated him) 3. American Intervention (trying to keep S. Korea communism-free) a. American Advisors i. Sent to try to keep communism out of S. Korea b. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution – August 1964 i. Ship was attacked off coast of S. Korea, and so LBJ said that the US needed to go to war. ii.
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