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Unformatted text preview: LO-12AViet NamData Points•1867 Fr colonize•1890 Ho Chi Minh born to low level Govt employee•1918 Ho pleads for independence at Versailles citing Wilson’s Self-Determination•1930-31 Fr brutally suppress peasant rebellion: 10k killed, 50k deported•1940-41 Japan occupies VN•1945 Ho proclaims independent VN (DRV), But Fr return•1946 (March) Compromise reached:- DRV becomes a free state in Fr Union- Fr mil occupy NVN•1946 (Dec) 8 yrs of war begin•1954 (May) Dienbienphu falls•1954 (Jul) Geneva accords partition country at 17th parallel- Fr in SVN- Elections to be held by 1956- US refuses to endorse the accords•1955 Elections held in NVNIn SVN Referendum on Diem Govt- SVN begins receiving $300m a yr from US•1961 Kennedy sends advisors- 400 Sp forces to train SVN- Authorizes support for 200k SVN Army•1963 (Nov) US has 16,700 Troops in SVN: 489 Amer deaths•1963 (Dec) Johnson insists on victory to prevent Commie takeover•1964 (Aug 2, 4) Gulf of Tonkin Crises- Aug 2 Maddox (destroyer) attacked...
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course INTA 3110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Tech.
- Fall '08