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Name: Date: School: Facilitator: 12.01 Vietnam Timeline Directions: The dates on the chart below illustrate the order of major events that preceded US troop involvement in Vietnam. Click and drag the explanations to its corresponding date. 1945 France began fighting a Vietnamese independence movement led by Ho Chi Minh 1950 U.S. begins to underwrite the French war effort in Indochina May 7, 1954 French defeated by Vietnamese communists at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu Summer 1954 Geneva Peace Conference; Vietnam is divided into communist North and non- communist South 1955 First U.S. military advisers arrive in Vietnam 1956 Elections mandated by Geneva Accord never held for fear communists would win 1959 Ho Chi Minh escalates armed attacks against South Vietnam Geneva Peace Conference; Vietnam is divided into communist North and non-communist South Elections mandated by Geneva Accord never held

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