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The Prerequisites of the Vietnam War. By: Lauren Burns. Vocabulary. Viet Minh Democratic Republic of Vietnam Dien Bien Phu Containment Policy Domino Theory Geneva Conference of 1954/ Geneva Accord Ngo Dinh Diem National Liberation Front (NLF) Viet Cong Ho Chi Minh Law 10/59

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The prerequisites of the vietnam war

The Prerequisites of the Vietnam War

By: Lauren Burns


Vocabulary

Vocabulary

  • Viet Minh

  • Democratic Republic of Vietnam

  • Dien Bien Phu

  • Containment Policy

  • Domino Theory

  • Geneva Conference of 1954/

  • Geneva Accord

  • Ngo Dinh Diem

  • National Liberation Front (NLF)

  • Viet Cong

  • Ho Chi Minh

  • Law 10/59

  • Army Republic of Viet Nam (ARVN)


The first indo china war

The First Indo-China War

  • France was occupied by Nazi Germany, lost its foothold in Vietnam and Japan took over.

  • The Viet Minh fought against Japanese, which surrendered at end of WW2, in 1945.

  • Ho Chi Minh took the capital of Hanoi and declared Vietnam an independent country, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

  • France came back, in 1950 with American aid, and drove Ho’s forces into northern Vietnam

  • France lost at Dien Bien Phu and seeked a peace settlement.


Geneva conference of 1954 geneva accord

Geneva Conference of 1954&Geneva Accord

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General democratic elections 1956

General Democratic Elections (1956)

  • General Democratic elections were arriving

  • U.S. thought that the one government would win and reunite the country

  • U.S. helped South Vietnam hold elections in South Vietnam

  • Ngo Dinh Diem was elected


Diem in control

Diem in Control

  • He removed people from their homes and relocated them to areas under government & army surveillance

  • Catholic biased and family based

  • Tried to get rid of Communism, but his actions increased the amount of Communist supporters

  • In May 1959, Diem passed Law 10/59 which sought out Communists in South Vietnam

  • 1960, Caravelle Manifesto was issued and Southern Communists formed the National Liberation Front (NLF) which was supported by North Vietnam


Kennedy administration

Kennedy Administration

  • 35th President of U.S.

  • 1962, U.S. established the Military Assistance Command of Vietnam (MACV)

  • U.S. sent “military advisors” into South Vietnam

  • Many weapons that the MACV gave to the ARVN ended up in the hands of the Viet Cong

  • The ARVN soldiers that were drafted, were secretly apart of the National Liberation Front

  • U.S. spent time and money on training the enemy

John F. Kennedy on US Advisors

JFK Speaking on Vietnam


End of diem kennedy

End of Diem & Kennedy

Ngo Dinh Diem

John F. Kennedy

3 weeks later, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas

VP Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn into office

Kept Kennedy’s plans and advisors

  • August 1963, ARVN generals plotted to overthrow Diem

  • Supported by CIA operatives and U.S. ambassador in Saigon

  • November 1, coup was carried out

  • Duong Van Minh took power


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