Indochinese war for independence after ww2
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Indochinese war for independence after WW2 Indochina was divided into North- and South Vietnam and gained independence along with Cambodia and Laos. Temporary partition , north and south The Geneva Convention , northern vietnamese fled southwards The domino theory , communism

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Indochinese war for independence after ww2

Indochinese war for independence after WW2

Indochina was divided into North- and South Vietnam and gained independence along with Cambodia and Laos


Indochinese war for independence after ww2

  • Temporarypartition, north

    and south

  • The GenevaConvention,

    northernvietnamesefledsouthwards

  • The domino theory, communism

  • Insurgency in the South

  • National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (NLF)


Indochinese war for independence after ww2

  • John F. Kenedywonelection in the US

  • South Vietnam needsmilitaryhelp

  • More frequentattacks from the north

  • The Ho Chi Minh trail (supply route)

  • The Green Beret was sent in


Indochinese war for independence after ww2

  • USS Maddoxattacked by torpedoes

  • US outnumbered, 1/10

  • Operation Rolling Thunder, 1965-69

  • Bombed back to the Stone Age

  • 1965, 3,500 US Marines were dispatched to the south

  • Defense, 200,000 by Dec.

  • Shake ’n’ Bakesoldiers

  • Nowheresafe for Americans


Indochinese war for independence after ww2

  • Most toxic dioxin available (Agent Orange), 75,700,000 liters sprayed

  • PAVN/NLF hidden under triple-canopy jungle

  • Completely removes foliage

  • In 2006, 4,000,000 victims of dioxin poisoning in Vietnam


Indochinese war for independence after ww2

  • 80.000 troopsstruck more than 100 cities and militaryobjectives

  • The Offensive was a greatdefeat

  • Started the anti-warmovement in USA


Indochinese war for independence after ww2

  • President Nixon started cutting down on the number of troops in Vietnam

  • Was caused by low morale among the troops and lack of support in the USA

  • The Army was replaced by the ”Vietnamization” groups


Indochinese war for independence after ww2

  • Finallarge scale offensive

  • The goalwas to defeat the South Vietnamese forces and force the surrender of the goverment

  • The Fall of Saigon in 1975 marked the end of the war


Indochinese war for independence after ww2

  • US defeat, political?

  • ThirdIndochinaWar, 1979

  • Communisttakeover, 2 mio. civiliansfled

  • US turnedtheir back to the marines

  • No aid for veterans suffering mental or physical disabilities, turned to begging or crime


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