Lecture 18 vietnam

Lecture 18 vietnam - Lecture18 VIETNAM

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Lecture 18 VIETNAM  Dissent for Cold War  but not as intense as for Vietnam War More violent/politicized ways Challenges of traditional values The Vietnam war grew out of the cold war policy of containment. It remained a  minor conflict for the US until Lyndon Johnson expanded it in 1964. The conflict  ruptured American society in the 60’s. split the nation into pro war and anti war  factions and inflamed the pattern of student dissent that was already underway Wanted Vietnam to be free from colonial rule When France retreats, China agrees to divide Vietnam between communist and  non communist rule Idea that free elections would be held in Vietnam Geneva agreement Eisenhower gets involved when he steps in to defend Diem’s rule Diem not communist Trying to keep South non communist Problem is: Diem a wealthy landowner and Catholic Mass of people in South Vietnam
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