2-23-06 - Vietnam War - Vietnam War 2/23/06 1. Folk Music a.

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Vietnam War 2/23/06 1. Folk Music a. Anti-establishment adapted by war protesters b. Search for authenticity in music c. Rock and Roll attitude being bratty to everyone else 2. Post World War II Geopolitical Context in Vietnam a. Korea i. Domino Effect – Communism spreads like dominoes ii. Semi-official war precedent for interventionist politics b. Vietnam War (1959-75) i. French colony until 1954 ii. 1949: Communists (Vietminh) win North Vietnam from France iii. 1954: France and North Vietnam agree to a truce 1. Pentagon Papers reveal: US undermines reunification iv. 1959-60: Vietcong guerillas attack US military installations v. 1960-63: Growing antiwar protests in South Vietnam 1. President Diem unable to control public unrest 2. 1963: US quietly supports military coup; Diem executed vi. 1964: Tonkin Gulf Incident: unprovoked attack of US destroyers 1. US begins regular bombing of NV in response 2. Pentagon Papers reveal: there was no attack vii. 1969: North Vietnam places troops in neutral Cambodia
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course MUSIC 221 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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2-23-06 - Vietnam War - Vietnam War 2/23/06 1. Folk Music a.

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