Chapter 29-1. Cold war roots of the Conflict.
Cold war roots of the Conflict
“We have too much to lost to consider…withdrawing. We have no other choice but to win here or face an increasingly grim future…I would like to see our efforts here geared as completely as possible to the operating philosophy of helping the Vietnamese to help themselves…in the struggle against the Communists.”
-Edward G. Lansdale
Key Question: How did the Vietnamese organize against foreign rule?
Viet Minh Forms
America Enters the Conflict
Vietnam Divides into North and South
Fear of Communism Shapes U.S. Policy
Key Question: What world events influenced U.S. policy in Vietnam?
Showdown With Cuba
The Diem Government Falls
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