The First Vietnam War. Part I. Review. Bad Japan. You are very, very bad! No more trading with you!!!. During World War II. Part II. (New Stuff) What would happen after the war?. Hopeful Ho Walked a Tightrope. Ho Chi Minh had a clear goal Vietnamese Independence
Help us, Uncle Sam!!!
“ The Russians are advancing apace as you well know…If the public here comes to realize that you are against us in Indochina, there will be terrific disappointment and nobody knows to what that will lead. We do not want to become communist; we do not want to fall into the Russian orbit, but I hope you do not push us into it.”
I know I’m gonna regret this, but…<chomp>
Cold War Hysteria….
Similarities between Korea and Vietnam - Small peninsular nation dominated by China -Separate occupations of North and South after WWII- nationalists wanted to reunite the nation-north (communist) -south (capitalist) -U.S. supported the south-China supported the north-Proxy War End Result-stalemate-partition (to this day!)
On the first day of the Geneva Conference, Dien Bien Phu fell.
Vietminh and French refused to speak to each other
American ambassador refused to shake the hand of the Chinese ambassador
Agreement at Geneva
partition the county
Vietminh get north
French get south
General elections to be held in 2 years to decide the fate of the south (Why were Vietminh Ok with this?)
Most experts felt that Ho Chi Minh would win the election when it happened.
It never did. (cue the eerie music!!!)
Hansen Name ____________________The Vietnam Era Period _________Lecture Guide- The 1st Indochina War – France v Vietnam
► Part I. Review of WWII
►Part II. What Would Happen After the War?
►Part III. Growing American Involvement
As the war dragged on, it increasingly harmed France’s international reputation
Part V. Dien Bien Phu
► Part IV. French Determination ___________________________