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Unformatted text preview: The Vietnam War Discussion sections this week: Study Guide 11, Ch 29 of reader 1 minute questionnaire: section 5 Switch in lecture order this week I have posted revised questions 1 and 5 on Study Guide 11 on blackboard. Please respond to these, if you choose to answer questions 1 or 5. The Cold War context Vietnam was viewed as a test case for the strategy of containment. In reality, it was a Civil War that didn’t fit neatly into the Cold War paradigm The Costs of the War 58,000 US Soldiers Killed; $150 billion Millions of Vietnamese Killed The Build-up to War, 1941-1963 1941 US supports Vietnamese independence 1945 Cold War leads US to renounce it. Vietnamese independence leader, Ho Chi Minh, tries to get US support. 1950 After China “falls,” US begins to officially support the French. $133 million aid package French defeat at Dienbienphu, 1954: The French are defeated Vietnam divided into N. and S. N. Vietnam led by Ho Chi Minh: seen as a popular independence leader.as a popular independence leader....
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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